29 July 2008

The rise of Obama and fall of Brown

The Democratic presidential hopeful conquered Europe for the same reason that the New Labour prime minister lost Glasgow East.

22 July 2008

Fannie, Freddie and the ‘economics of fear’

The troubles at America’s big, folksy-named mortgage providers are a symptom of today's wider anxiety about the future of society.

11 July 2008

The truth about our post-American world

Fareed Zakaria’s twists and turns in his hot new political book mirror the deep disarray running through the Washington Beltway.

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.