Freddy Gray

Freddy Gray is deputy editor of The Spectator. He was formerly literary editor of The American Conservative.

Here comes President Joebama

28 November 2020 9:00 am

‘So you’re seeing a team develop that I have great confidence in,’ said former president Barack Obama this week when…

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‘He said, she said’ reports from the MAGA march

15 November 2020 9:23 pm

It’s all so infantile isn’t it? Antifa jackals harass Donald Trump fans during their ‘Million MAGA March’ on the streets…

My post-election drink with Nigel Farage

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a useful stop for journalists looking for some rust-belt Americana not too far from New York. The…


Deplorables don’t riot

9 November 2020 2:15 am

For months, the media has warned us that a narrow Joe Biden victory in the presidential election could lead to…

Divided states: Trump has shown how well he understands America

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Once again, Trump has shown how well he understands America


Who’s excited about a Biden presidency?

7 November 2020 1:17 am

‘You all…declare me dead. Guess what? I ain’t dead. I’m not going to die.’ That was Joe Biden back in…


What if this election had been COVID-free?

2 November 2020 11:13 pm

Imagine there’s no COVID. It’s not that easy even if you try. The pandemic fogs up everything now. But it’s…

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Donald Trump is a terrifyingly good finisher

26 October 2020 6:25 am

It’s hard not to be impressed by Donald J. Trump’s sheer tenacity, especially when you consider he just had COVID.…

The Hunter Biden story isn’t going away

20 October 2020 11:29 pm

It’s the election equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting ‘LA-LA-LA-LA’. Joe Biden keeps ignoring questions about…

Americans don’t seem to care that Biden is past it – they want Trump gone

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Americans don’t seem to care that Biden is past it – they want Trump gone

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If Biden wins, who will govern?

15 October 2020 8:56 pm

Joe Biden started spouting nonsense about his background again this week. Trying to sound all man of the people, he…

Veeps shall inherit the earth

10 October 2020 9:00 am

In Pence and Harris, we are looking at the future of the Republican Party


Why Harris vs Pence could be 2020’s most significant debate

8 October 2020 8:22 pm

‘Who am I? Why am I here?’ That was how Vice Admiral James Stockdale began the 1992 televised vice-presidential debate.…


The media meltdown over Trump’s ‘Covita’ moment

6 October 2020 11:34 pm

What is Donald Trump’s greatest gift? Some say his finely honed instincts; others, his tabloid genius for publicity. But we…

Why are journalists making Trump's illness all about themselves?

4 October 2020 10:04 pm

What’s the most important part of this developing Trump-has-Covid story? Is it ‘how sick is the President?’ Or is it…

When a president gets sick

2 October 2020 6:47 pm

President William Henry Harrison died, famously, after giving the longest inauguration speech in history. On a bitterly cold winter day…

The Trump vs Biden debates are bound to be boring

29 September 2020 10:27 pm

Ladies and gentlemen — tonight we are going to witness the most hotly anticipated TV debate in history. In the…

What have we actually learnt from Trump's tax revelations?

28 September 2020 7:25 pm

Is anyone really surprised that Donald Trump’s tax affairs are opaque? Or that he is not as rich as he…

Is Trump's campaign running out of cash?

8 September 2020 9:50 pm

You can tell something about a campaign by the desperation-levels of its fundraising emails. In recent weeks, Team Trump’s digital…

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Is Donald Trump really anti-abortion?

6 September 2020 8:39 pm

At the Republican National Convention last month, he was repeatedly described as the ‘most pro-life President ever’. According to some…

The Trump show: he could just win again

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Is Trump about to pull off his most spectacular trick yet?

Trump goes for Biden’s jugular in convention speech

28 August 2020 6:30 pm

President Donald J. Trump just gave an impressive and unprecedented State of the Union address from the lawn of the…


Donald Trump is still the greatest show on Earth

27 August 2020 6:25 am

‘Keep America Great’ is President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election slogan and it sounds off. The phrase doesn’t have the same…

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The mob are turning into Trump’s useful idiots

24 August 2020 10:51 pm

Protesters have been setting fire to yet another American city today to tell us that black lives matter. This latest…

Wholesome, intimate and suspiciously vague: The Michelle Obama Podcast reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Back in March, I made a long-odds bet that Michelle Obama would be the Democratic party’s vice-presidential nominee. I knew…