10 July 2008

Jesse Helms and the crisis of the GOP

The death of the racist former Republican Senator on the Fourth of July shed some light on the deeper crisis afflicting the Grand Old Party.

9 June 2008

Barack Obama and the politicisation of lifestyle

The most striking thing about the 2008 race for the White House is the ‘blue’ elite’s unrestrained disdain for its ‘bitter’ moral inferiors.

6 June 2008

Who is Barack Obama?

From Harvard to the Washington Beltway: his meteoric rise signals the triumph of shallow personality politics over Politics with a capital P.

Hillary Clinton: a man in a woman’s world

There are 1,001 reasons to hate Hillary. The fact that she’s driven and ballsy is not one of them. PLUS: Sean Collins on Democratic dysfunction.

14 May 2008

How Hillary could split the Democrats in two

Clinton’s anti-elitist rhetoric won’t help her become president. But it could make Obama’s defeat at the hands of McCain more likely.

30 April 2008

‘I’ve been labelled the world’s worst mom’

New York Sun columnist Lenore Skenazy tells spiked about the barrage of abuse she got for letting her nine-year-old ride the subway alone.

24 April 2008

After Pennsylvania: demography is destiny

With neither Clinton nor Obama offering a compelling political vision, the primaries are becoming a deeply entrenched war of identities.

9 April 2008

Baseball’s Salem

Witch-hunting steroid-users in baseball will do more to undermine the integrity of America’s national pastime than any amount of drug-taking.

17 March 2008

Bear Stearns: politicians bail out

The collapse of another bank shows the credit crunch is spreading from ‘contamination’ to ‘contagion’. Why isn’t the political class paying attention?

12 March 2008

Spitzer is down, but Spitzerism remains

The Governor of New York State has been reduced to ‘Client Number 9’ in a prostitution case, but his cynical approach to politics lives on.