12 July 2017

Chicago doesn’t need more gun control

Both sides in the gun-crime debate are missing the point.

6 July 2017

The culture war over the Civil War

What Confederate apologists and antifa activists have in common.

30 June 2017

Janesville: an American elegy

Amy Goldstein’s portrait of one town ravaged by de-industrialisation has universal significance.

19 June 2017

The Steve Scalise shooting and the hypocrisy of right‑wingers

Blaming anti-Trump speech for James Hodgkinson’s actions is a dangerous game.

16 June 2017

The cynical campaign to impeach Trump

Liberals are using legal chicanery to undemocratic ends.

9 June 2017

The Comey bombshell that wasn’t

The Trump-Russia conspiracy theories are wearing thin.

1 June 2017

What the Kushner leaks really tell us

American democracy is under threat, but not from Russia.

11 May 2017

Comey, hero of the #Resistance? Please

Trump’s sacking of Comey looks more stupid than sinister.

4 May 2017

It isn’t only Trump who’s demeaning the Civil War

Scepticism about the Union’s intentions is now widespread.