US election 2012
Tom Slater finds a fair bit of prejudice among anti-Trump activists in Long Island.
Bush was booed for chasing after the votes of certain racial and cultural groups. Obama is cheered for doing the exact same thing.
As the presidential election showed, the Republican Party is at odds with the permissive mainstream of America.
Barack Obama has returned to the White House following one of the most acrimonious, negative and ideas-free campaigns in living memory.
Pundits’ exploitation of Sandy to big up Barack Obama shows how desperate they have become.
Must-reads from the past week
In 2008, Obama won by exciting and raising people’s expectations. In 2012, he hopes to win by lowering them.
Romney’s videotaped dismissal of swathes of the electorate will hurt him, but Obama remains a lame duck, too.
Romney’s attack on ‘the 47 per cent who pay no income tax’ conveyed his contempt for ordinary Americans.
The rise of a tyranny of fact-checkers in the US election, who constantly call out politicians on their ‘lies’, is a very unhealthy development.
The Democrat convention was big on moral posturing about gay marriage and abortion, but short on serious strategy.