US politics

The populist outsider who really could beat Hillary Clinton (clue: it’s not Elizabeth Warren)

4 April 2015 9:00 am

 Washington DC   Bored American reporters are pining for a Democratic primary challenger to step up against Hillary Clinton in…

Forget Geneva: the real US-Iran carve-up is happening in Iraq

21 March 2015 9:00 am

While Obama talks centrifuges in Geneva, Iranian-backed militia are redrawing the map of Iraq

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Rand Paul combines a dull, reassuring manner with a Ukip-like insurgent appeal. It could take him to the presidency

All Worsthorne’s men: Hoover, surprisingly nice; Truman, smiling until Perry spoke; Eisenhower, who mocked his name; Kennedy, a hero; LBJ, a boor; Nixon, a friend; Reagan; and the first Bush

Bourbon from Bush, envy from Nixon... and running into Herbert Hoover: encounters with eight presidents

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Encounters with leaders of the free world – as a journalist, as a friend, and as a boy running in the hallway

Henry Kissinger interview: ‘I don’t see the wisdom there once was’

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Henry Kissinger on statesmanship from Richelieu to Obama

David Frum’s diary: When Hamas shoots at Israel, they’re shooting at my kid

9 August 2014 9:00 am

 Wellington, Ontario A British visitor to this village might be disoriented by the flags. They look almost exactly like the…

Impeaching Obama would be crazy. But the Republicans will probably try

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The Republicans would be crazy to try and impeach the lame-duck President. It would only revive him

Why I no longer want to live in America

10 May 2014 9:00 am

A few years ago I would have quite liked to live in America. I’m not sure now. For one thing,…

I’ve seen the future of conservatism at CPac – and it doesn’t work

15 March 2014 9:00 am

About the coolest guy I saw at CPac this year was this wild-eyed, middle–aged crazy wearing ‘statement’ spectacles, faded Levis…

Harry Shearer on bringing out Richard Nixon’s feminine side

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Simpsons star Harry Shearer on what it takes to play the president

The only way to end the war on drugs is to stop fighting it

11 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s surprisingly boring, legalising weed. In Colorado, where recreational doobie has been utterly without censure for, ooh, about a week…

Billy Bragg's diary: The right does not own freedom

12 October 2013 9:00 am

A great night to be in Pittsburgh. The local baseball team, the Pirates, were attempting to reach their first play-offs…