2020 US election

The cult of Donald Trump

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The thing we most need to understand right now is how you deprogram people who have been in a cult.…

Portrait of the week: Tiers, Scotch eggs and a devastated high street

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Home The Commons voted by 291 votes to 78 for new coronavirus regulations putting 55 million people in England into…

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…

Donald Trump won’t leave me alone

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Ever since I saw him in Pensacola, Florida the other week, Donald J. Trump will not leave me alone. Each…

Aristotle would have seen Trump’s behaviour as entirely normal

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Donald Trump may be a narcissist, but since he is not mentally ill in the technical sense, he is not…

Rome’s collegiate system was more logical than America's

14 November 2020 9:00 am

So Humpty Trumpty has had his great fall. But how democratic or logical was his election in the first place…

What the three types of Trump supporter really want

14 November 2020 9:00 am

As Democrats’ colossal collective sigh of relief drives wind turbines even over in Britain, let’s not lose sight of the…

Trump may have lost, but his agenda is here to stay

14 November 2020 9:00 am

He may have lost – but his agenda is here to stay

Voters have lost their nerve

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Elections teach us nothing. Instead, each tribe dredges succour from the minutiae, proving that they had been right all along.…

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…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine hopes up, Zoom shares down and Biden calls Boris

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Pfizer and BioNTech announced a vaccine against Covid-19 of 90 per cent efficacy from two injections three weeks apart.…

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

The Trump riddle is still unsolved

7 November 2020 9:00 am

American expats have a conundrum on election night: do you stay up to watch the results come in or do…

Portrait of the week: England’s lockdown, America’s meltdown and houses fall down

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Home The government imposed a lockdown on England to last until 2 December. On television, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister,…

America sails into the unknown

7 November 2020 9:00 am

 Washington, DC On election day in the capital there is no thrill in the air, but there is a sound:…

I’m voting to make America boring again

31 October 2020 9:00 am

I just spent £2.50 in postage to bring about one of the last things I want. Specifically, the next-to-last thing…

A Biden victory would be no great boon for Britain

31 October 2020 9:00 am

It is remarkably uncommon for a US president to fail to be re-elected. It has happened just twice in the…

Trump’s humour is his weakness – and his strength

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Earlier this summer left-wing activists announced a ‘semi-autonomous zone’ in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Denuded of law enforcement…

Michael Cohen: ‘I lied for Trump, but that doesn’t make me a liar’

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Michael Cohen on the cult of The Donald

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

American meltdown: a democratic disaster

3 October 2020 9:00 am

What if no one accepts the election result?

Kamala chameleon: the many faces of Biden’s running mate

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Kamala Harris, the new Democratic vice-presidential nominee, certainly looks the part. Barack Obama once called her ‘the best-looking attorney general…

Dear Boris: what happens if Trump doesn’t accept defeat?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

How Boris should handle the US election

The real Joe Biden: what would his presidency look like?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

What should the world expect from a President Biden?

Could Joe Biden be the Hillary Clinton of 2020?

4 March 2020 10:31 pm

The 2020 struggle for the White House is shaping up to look a lot like the 2016 contest. Once more…