8 January 2008

Getting to grips with Obama-mania

He has charisma, a good physique and ‘hip-mod grey suits’, and a policy programme that consists only of ‘hope’. Barack Obama takes the politics of personality to a new low.

27 December 2007

Will America ♥ Huckabee
in 2008?

The strong showing for Mike Huckabee in Iowa exposes the disarray in the Republican party and the weakness of more prominent candidates.

12 December 2007

‘Political art’ that treats the public like mugs

An art installation in New York featuring fake criminal mugshots of Bush and Cheney is meant to be cutting edge. In fact it is cynically conformist.

20 November 2007

Giving thanks to America this Thanksgiving

Microsoft, fast food, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment (the one on bearing arms): should we be grateful to the US for these things?

13 November 2007

Praise the Lord, fire the Pastor!

There's one thing Jesus doesn't warn you about when he calls you to the church: job insecurity.

4 October 2007

Sputnik: when American fears went into orbit

When the Soviets put the first man-made satellite into space, 50 years ago today, the event launched an era of US self-doubt that continues to this day.

26 September 2007

Ahmadinejad: 'free speech' as pantomime

The Iranian president's visit to Columbia University was less a blow against censorship and more an exercise in moral posturing.

1 August 2007

What’s behind all this Brown-nosing?

Praise for Britain’s new PM as he returns from his trip to the US is an exercise in fantasy politics.

24 July 2007

Let's remake America the 'Land of the Free'

Immigrants to the US are no threat to jobs or security: they're citizens-in-waiting who should be welcomed by all who care for liberty and progress.

9 July 2007

The shocking truth about the 'Scooter' scandal

Republicans and Democrats are obsessively debating the fate of Lewis Libby because they have nothing of substance to say about Iraq.