On dog whistles

I have written a bit about Donald Trump’s dog whistle in recent days. It seems that his desire to find moral equivalence between both sides in Charlottesville is not necessarily proof that he is some kind of racist or neo-Nazi. Of course it puts him on the wrong side, but it seems to me it … More On dog whistles

The factions at the heart of the White House

I have spent the past couple of weeks sorting through the power centres that make up this administration. It is a complex shifting web of allegiances, animosities and alliances of convenience. Who’s in and who’s out, who’s up and who’s down shifts from day to day and week to week. Anthony Scaramucci arrives and Sean … More The factions at the heart of the White House

Trump and the G20

If you are wondering what will happen with Donald Trump during his visit to Europe, I have written something for The Telegraph (behind paywall), but the crux of his worldview is outlined in the following… The answer lies in a much analysed text written by Mr McMaster and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic … More Trump and the G20

Donald Trump’s revised travel ban still faces legal challenges

This second travel ban was different even before it was unveiled. For 24 hours, officials briefed journalists and members of Congress on its key points, such as an exemption for Iraqis and for anyone already with a visa, including Green Card holders and those with a right to live in the US. Then there was … More Donald Trump’s revised travel ban still faces legal challenges