Politics

Over the weekend I started idly jotting down some thoughts about the impeachment process which is currently spinning up against Mr. Trump. Before I had the chance to get very far, Ari Paul posted a piece entitled “The Left Case for Impeachment.” (More…)

It’s happening. The House of Representatives is pushing forward with an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump, on allegations he sought assistance from Ukraine, through the threat of withholding US aid for the country, to interfere in next year’s election. (More…)

America prides itself on nothing so much as excellence. This applies as much to political dysfunction as to anything else. (More…)

Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too. (More…)

The national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America in Atlanta this August attracted a fair amount of attention, partly because the event happened as the group is growing and its favoured presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, is still doing well in the polls. (More…)

What follows is in the nature of a thought experiment. I am not a lawyer, and I have only a layman’s familiarity with the ins and outs of the law. (More…)

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed a bill mandating study of the Holocaust in the state’s public school systems. As an ageing millennial, I was surprised at this need. (More…)

You have to be told that you’re crossing the border. Nothing, except a change in lane-divider paint colour, marks the once-militarised line between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. (More…)

To read the press in the United States, one might as well conclude we are living through a period of flux. Hardly a day passes without some organ of the serious media publishing a paean to the passing of the nostrums that had governed American political life since time immemorial (or at least since the Kennedy administration). (More…)

It was about time. After months of internal party squabbles, Jeremy Corbyn has decided to take a much more pro-Remain position in a fresh referendum call. (More…)

When the story broke that Donald Trump intended to refashion the Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital into a partisan display of American military might, there was widespread concern. But the dismay was undoubtedly strongest among past and current residents of the Washington D.C. area who had participated in previous years’ festivities. How dare he break with tradition in order to promote his political agenda? (More…)

For better or worse, the Holocaust has taken on the status of a metonym in American culture, now designating not simply the attempt to exterminate the global Jewry but, at a broader level, the most horrific event in human history. (More…)