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This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland36h This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland
Punishing critics like John Brennan is part of the US president’s ongoing abuse of power – and normalisation of autocracyMore than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi – and the danger it represents – is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, daily wielding his power to settle scores, teach lessons and crush dissent. Anyone who’s seen
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Trump is a Twittertarian: a distraction despot in the age of social media | Lawrence Douglas 17 Aug 9:25am Trump is a Twittertarian: a distraction despot in the age of social media | Lawrence Douglas
Revoking John Brennan’s security clearance is yet another example of Trump’s strategic use of distraction – but the real news cannot be silenced President Trump is a Twittertarian, an authoritarian in an age of social media. As a master Twittertarian, Trump deflects attention from one heinous attack on basic decency and constitutional governance by committing another. Peeved that the despicable “dog” Omarosa Manigault Newman is dominating the news?
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The Guardian view on the press and Donald Trump: at work, not at war | Editorial 15 Aug 6:59pm The Guardian view on the press and Donald Trump: at work, not at war | Editorial
On Thursday, hundreds of US news organisations are publishing editorials opposing the president’s attacks on the press. The Guardian stands with themPress freedom was not invented in the United States, but there are few nations in which the importance of an independent press has been so closely woven into its long history. This great American tradition of civic respect for truth and truth-telling is now under threat. Donald Trump is
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I know how hard it is for working-class actors to succeed. We can change that | Eddie Marsan 14 Aug 9:11am I know how hard it is for working-class actors to succeed. We can change that | Eddie Marsan
Money is a huge obstacle for people trying to get into the arts. We need positive policies – even quotas – to improve diversityI’ve been acting professionally for more than 25 years now, but I know what it’s like to have that dream jeopardised by a lack of money. I never received a grant for drama school. My first year’s fees were cobbled together by my late mother and an East End bookmaker. And at the end of my first year, I had to audition for a scholarship to pay for the rest of the course. If I hadn’t won that I would have been out – dream over before I’d even begun. So I welcome what Maureen Beattie, the president of Equity, had to say about
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Save Yourself, Mr. President 13 Aug 7:10pm Save Yourself, Mr. President
When it comes to overseeing the FBI and Justice, he’s all tweet and no action.
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The Guardian view on Turkey’s currency crisis: it was made at home | Editorial 13 Aug 1:45pm The Guardian view on Turkey’s currency crisis: it was made at home | Editorial
President Erdoğan won elections on the back of an economy that was boosted by cheap credit. Now the bills are coming due and no provision has been made to pay themPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s
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Peterloo 1819. Destroyers on the Mersey and tanks in Glasgow 1919. In 2019? | David Olusoga 12 Aug 4:00am Peterloo 1819. Destroyers on the Mersey and tanks in Glasgow 1919. In 2019? | David Olusoga
Is revolution in the air? With dark mutterings of betrayal and warnings of catastrophe it is not too far-fetched to see a patternHumans are pattern-seeking animals, consciously and subconsciously imposing designs and theories on to past events. We do this in both our private lives and when looking at history. That tendency is as old as the study of history itself. This is what leads the rulers of empires, including those of the modern United States (the empire that will not speak its name), to look to Rome to spot the portents of their own decline and fall. Many historians will tell you that there are no laws of history and no great cycles that govern human events. History often appears more random than rhythmic. But if not patterns or cycles, there are certainly coincidences and some are so marked that they are hard not to notice. Currently, the odds on one of the most striking coincidences in British history being repeated stand at 60-40, at least according to the secretary of state for international trade and president of the board of trade, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP.
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The burqa brouhaha – a calculated step on Boris’s march to the top | Anne McElvoy 12 Aug 3:00am The burqa brouhaha – a calculated step on Boris’s march to the top | Anne McElvoy
The Tory politician’s comments on Muslim women were no gaffe – they were made quite knowinglyWhen I met Boris Johnson in the full pomp of our early 20s, he was president of the Oxford Union debating society and had launched a new publication solemnly entitled
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We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland 11 Aug 1:00am We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland
When it comes to evidence of Russian intervention in the 2016 referendum, Theresa May is unaccountably relaxed There are not many laughs to be had from international diplomacy, but US foreign policy in the age of Donald Trump provides a grim kind of comedy all the same. This week the world’s diplomats allowed themselves a chuckle at the risibly inconsistent US approach to Russia, in which the State Department whacks Moscow with sanctions even as the president murmurs sweet nothings into the ear of Vladimir Putin. When it comes to Russia, the US has become the Jekyll and Hyde superpower. Just three weeks ago, Trump
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Rudy Giuliani has turned out to be a dangerous liability for Trump | Jill Abramson 5 Aug 1:23pm Rudy Giuliani has turned out to be a dangerous liability for Trump | Jill Abramson
The former New York City mayor was a 9/11 hero. But his last big job, defending the president, is a role too farWhen Donald Trump famously descended the escalator of Trump Tower to
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The crowds still love Donald Trump – but for how long? | David Shariatmadari 3 Aug 6:58am The crowds still love Donald Trump – but for how long? | David Shariatmadari
Although ‘Trump doctrine’ is being copied around the world, it has a possible expiry date: the US midterms in November “Even these horrible, horrendous people,” the president
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What Will Convince Trump on Trade? 1 Aug 7:04pm What Will Convince Trump on Trade?
Deals passed under President Bush increased bilateral U.S. trade surpluses.
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Macron and the west must not play along with Putin’s Syria endgame | Natalie Nougayrède 1 Aug 1:00am Macron and the west must not play along with Putin’s Syria endgame | Natalie Nougayrède
The French president has made a serious mistake in allowing Russia to distribute French aid On 21 July a Russian military Antonov cargo plane landed on an airstrip in Châteauroux, central France. It was loaded with
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Trump, Putin and the Montenegro Question 30 Jul 6:24pm Trump, Putin and the Montenegro Question
NATO’s newest member vexes Russia and occasions unsettling comments from the U.S. president.
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Europe shouldn’t fear Steve Bannon. It should fear the hype that surrounds him | Cas Mudde 30 Jul 1:51pm Europe shouldn’t fear Steve Bannon. It should fear the hype that surrounds him | Cas Mudde
Trump’s former adviser is no evil genius. But his reputation as a dangerous figure risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecyIf Steve Bannon didn’t exist, the media would have had to invent him. And, in fact, they largely did. US coverage has turned Bannon into Donald Trump’s Rasputin, single-handedly responsible for his shock election as the 45th president of the United States. And now, as Bannon crosses the Atlantic, breathless
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Blood on the streets in Ortega’s corrupt Nicaragua | Letters 30 Jul 1:27pm Blood on the streets in Ortega’s corrupt Nicaragua | Letters
Paramilitaries controlled by President Ortega are responsible for most of the killings, says
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Enjoy the blood moon while you can. Donald Trump has plans for it | Philip Ball 27 Jul 6:55am Enjoy the blood moon while you can. Donald Trump has plans for it | Philip Ball
While letting other space science wither, the US president is keen to open up a new American frontier on the moonThere’s plenty that’s atavistic in the buzz about tonight’s
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Save Low Interest for a Rainy Day 26 Jul 5:59pm Save Low Interest for a Rainy Day
President Trump chided the Fed for raising rates, but the move creates space to spur the economy later on.
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The Markets Will Stop a Trade War 25 Jul 6:39pm The Markets Will Stop a Trade War
If the tariffs hurt growth, expect a major selloff. President Trump will be forced to reverse course.
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Ivanka Trump’s loyalty to her dad has ruined her fashion line. What a surprise 25 Jul 8:14am Ivanka Trump’s loyalty to her dad has ruined her fashion line. What a surprise
With sales plummeting, the president’s Favourite Child is closing her business, one of many who will be ruined by their sycophantic association with him So I read Ivanka Trump is
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The latest Trump scandal would have destroyed any other president | Jonathan Freedland 25 Jul 6:49am The latest Trump scandal would have destroyed any other president | Jonathan Freedland
Audio released of Trump discussing buying a model’s story will change little. Both in the US and UK, too many voters don’t seem to careShall we cast our minds back to the more innocent era of 1992, when the presidential campaign of a young southern governor by the name of Bill Clinton was nearly derailed by claims that he’d had an extra-marital affair with a former lounge singer by the name of Gennifer Flowers? As it happens, Clinton survived that episode – he and Hillary appeared jointly on 60 Minutes, as Hillary
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A Critique of Identity Politics---From Obama 24 Jul 7:07pm A Critique of Identity Politics---From Obama
If Democrats want to win back Congress and the White House, they’ll listen to the former president.
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It’s not Trump Iranians are worried about – it’s their homegrown crises | Ali Ansari 24 Jul 10:49am It’s not Trump Iranians are worried about – it’s their homegrown crises | Ali Ansari
The US president’s Twitter outburst was misjudged, but Iran’s economic problems can’t be blamed on the ‘Great Satan’If there is one thing we can be sure of about Donald Trump’s affection for Twitter diplomacy, it’s that it generates considerably more heat than light. His
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It’s not just Mesut Özil. All diaspora footballers face the same conflict | John McManus 23 Jul 11:08am It’s not just Mesut Özil. All diaspora footballers face the same conflict | John McManus
The hostility the Arsenal star has faced from Turkey and Germany epitomises the strain on migrant players who don’t fit the patriotic mouldReinhard Grindel is the president of the German Football Association, and clearly doesn’t like Recep Tayyip Erdoğan very much. The anger he displayed after a meeting in May between the Turkish president
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Trump’s struggle not to tie himself in nots | Stewart Lee 22 Jul 4:59am Trump’s struggle not to tie himself in nots | Stewart Lee
The US president’s attempt to claim he misspoke in front of Putin offers a handy precedent for backtracking Brexiters I spent the weekend at the Latitude festival in Suffolk with my children, Nelson and Mandela. Like a good metropolitan liberal elitist, I had all my tastes and prejudices confirmed, and all in a safe family-friendly environment. But when I left the site on Monday it seemed that, while I was eating sushi in recyclable rice coatings and cheering the snowflake oi of
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Is President Trump Illegitimate? 20 Jul 7:16pm Is President Trump Illegitimate?
Russia hurt him, Comey helped him, but the Constitution put him in office.
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Donald Trump’s actions show up the perils of a unipolar world | Letters 19 Jul 1:25pm Donald Trump’s actions show up the perils of a unipolar world | Letters
Readers give their views on the fallout from the US president’s recent European tripWhile I enjoyed reading Simon Tisdall’s article (
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Trump Fans, Acknowledge His Failings 18 Jul 6:25pm Trump Fans, Acknowledge His Failings
The president has pursued bad trade policies and fouled relations with allies. His supporters are silent.
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Ukraine is the first casualty of Trump’s carelessness. It won’t be the last | Natalia Antonova 18 Jul 8:42am Ukraine is the first casualty of Trump’s carelessness. It won’t be the last | Natalia Antonova
The president’s failure to tackle Vladimir Putin over the conflict reflects his chaotic and damaging presidencyThat the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki was a diplomatic disaster for the United States is indisputable,
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Remember Nixon. US spy agencies are vital to bringing down Trump | Andrew Gawthorpe 18 Jul 8:27am Remember Nixon. US spy agencies are vital to bringing down Trump | Andrew Gawthorpe
Liberals may feel uneasy – but the intelligence agencies are essential to protecting the country from a rogue president
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The Russia Indictments: Why Now? 16 Jul 8:45pm The Russia Indictments: Why Now?
The point of the hacking appears to have been to hurt President Clinton, not elect President Trump.
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The President Turns the Tables on China 16 Jul 6:04pm The President Turns the Tables on China
He imitates Beijing’s mercurial approach to negotiation.
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Rule of Law Wins Again in Brazil 15 Jul 2:50pm Rule of Law Wins Again in Brazil
Lula’s backers try (and fail) to spring him from jail so he can run for president.
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How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press? 15 Jul 9:00am How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press?
Enthusiasm for the US president in parts of the UK press is a very real threat to democracy Suddenly, Donald Trump is not such a bad man. A large portion of Britain’s media betrayed an increasing measure of enthusiasm for the US president even before the Sun devoted seven pages on Friday to its “world exclusive interview”. Although it meant the rest had to play catch-up, with the Daily Mail carrying a lame page imagining what Trump would say to May, they didn’t take long to repeat and analyse his genuine undiplomatic statements. Even when Trump tried to deny his Sun interview by laughingly calling it “fake news”, the Brexit-supporting papers continued to delight in his attacks on Theresa May, which the New York Times rightly described as “a breach of protocol”.
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Trump and Putin’s unholy alliance could lead to war with Iran | Simon Tisdall 15 Jul 6:00am Trump and Putin’s unholy alliance could lead to war with Iran | Simon Tisdall
When will Europe realise the American president is an antagonist, not an ally?They were right to be worried. Within hours of arriving in Europe, Donald Trump was busy insulting America’s closest friends and threatening to dismember Nato. He publicly humiliated Theresa May and did his importunate best to force regime change in Westminster, before halfheartedly apologising. Now he takes his ugly brand of rogue-male politics to Helsinki for a meeting with his best buddy, prominent campaign supporter and fellow narcissist, Russia’s Vladimir Putin. This is an ominous, possibly watershed moment for Europe, full of fear and loathing. All of which invites the question: how far will Trump be allowed to go before leaders of the western democracies finally draw the line? How long until they recognise him as an antagonist, not an ally, contemptuous of their countries’ values and interests – and act accordingly? Germany’s Angela Merkel tried firmness. May tried flattery. The EU has tried fulmination and retaliatory trade tariffs. Others, wishfully, dismiss Trumpism as an aberration, not a strategic shift. But nothing stops him as he
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The Observer view on how Trump’s scorn has laid Britain’s isolation bare | Observer editorial 15 Jul 1:00am The Observer view on how Trump’s scorn has laid Britain’s isolation bare | Observer editorial
As the UK severs its ties with Europe, the kind of humiliation served up by the US president will become routineTime and again, the prime minister repeats the same old refrain: Brexit will strengthen, not diminish, Britain’s place in the world. It is trotted out in every speech, every interview, every government paper. The Observer is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper, founded in 1791. It is published by Guardian News & Media and is editorially independent.
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Naked baby Donald Trump, we love you – cartoon 14 Jul 1:00pm Naked baby Donald Trump, we love you – cartoon
The US president flies high – in his own estimation
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Alone, Britain is easy prey for Trump. It must hug Europe close | Jonathan Freedland 13 Jul 12:46pm Alone, Britain is easy prey for Trump. It must hug Europe close | Jonathan Freedland
On his UK visit, the president gave Britons a glimpse of life after a hard Brexit: one of humiliation by a ruthless exploiterVladimir Putin must be dreading Monday’s edition of Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia’s big and breezy tabloid. It will doubtless splash on an explosive interview with Donald Trump ahead of his visit to Moscow, in which the US president will slam Putin’s handling of the war in Syria, suggest US-Russian relations are doomed and lavish praise on the Russian leader’s “very talented” rival. Poor Vladimir must be quaking in his boots. Oh wait. No interview like that is coming, and not only because Putin would never allow it. Trump himself wouldn’t dare speak so harshly of his Russian counterpart, just as he only ever has words of comfort and admiration for
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump in Britain: this was the visit from hell | Editorial 13 Jul 12:11pm The Guardian view on Donald Trump in Britain: this was the visit from hell | Editorial
Theresa May should have grasped that this US president is an enemy of stability in Europe. Now she should learn from her mistakeIt may once, but oh so briefly, have seemed like a good idea to invite Donald Trump to Britain. But for Theresa May it all turned into a wrecking visit by the ally from hell. To make things worse, it was entirely her own fault. And yet, strange though it is to relate, some good may unexpectedly have come from
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Is it really Donald Trump versus the liberal world order? | Letters 13 Jul 11:32am Is it really Donald Trump versus the liberal world order? | Letters
Readers respond to the US president’s visit to the Nato summit and the UK, including his demand for more defence spending and his undiplomatic interventions in British politicsIs Trump, as you write, the “leader of a very great nation” (
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Does Trump’s Sun interview signal the end of diplomacy? | Mary Dejevsky 13 Jul 5:47am Does Trump’s Sun interview signal the end of diplomacy? | Mary Dejevsky
In page after page, the US president lobs lurid insults at Theresa May. But it may turn out that he’s done her a favour
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America Needs the WTO 12 Jul 10:55pm America Needs the WTO
President Trump’s assault on the organization could harm U.S. workers even more than his tariffs have.
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What Putin Wants From Trump 12 Jul 7:32pm What Putin Wants From Trump
The U.S. President wants better relations. The price will be high.
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Donald Trump is right. Nato is a costly white elephant | Simon Jenkins 12 Jul 1:03pm Donald Trump is right. Nato is a costly white elephant | Simon Jenkins
Its founding mission to combat a Russian invasion has faded. Europe needs a much leaner fighting forceDonald Trump is a pig, a liar, a woman-hater, a racist, a monster of bombast – and did I mention a disrupter and total bastard as well? Does that feel better? Comment on the current US president seems to require a wallow in the pit of competitive contempt. But it just plays his game. I regard Trump as an aberration, a temporary trauma afflicting US politics. He honours the thesis of the
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Facing up to the reasons Donald Trump was elected | Letters 12 Jul 12:59pm Facing up to the reasons Donald Trump was elected | Letters
Readers respond to the arrival of President Donald Trump in BritainI don’t always agree with Owen Jones but I applaud his forensic piece on Trumpism and the rise of the far right down to the last comma (
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For May, the ‘special relationship’ means craven compliance | Gary Younge 12 Jul 12:42pm For May, the ‘special relationship’ means craven compliance | Gary Younge
Hamstrung by her party, all the prime minister has to offer Trump is obsequiousness – which is exactly how he likes itA US president with no moral authority flies in to meet a British prime minister with no authority whatsoever. Each seeking legitimacy in the presence of the other, they hail their
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The Guardian view on the Trump visit: not welcome in Britain | Editorial 12 Jul 9:33am The Guardian view on the Trump visit: not welcome in Britain | Editorial
Theresa May let her country down by inviting a hostile US president to make a needless visit here. We support peaceful protests against his presence and his policiesThe first sitting president of the United States to visit Britain arrived here 100 years ago. President Woodrow Wilson came to Britain in 1918 on his way to the Versailles peace conference following the first world war. He came with the most noble of objectives: to help make peace in war-ravaged Europe and to lead the construction of a liberal international order based on laws and rights. Although the global order he was decisive in establishing was rejected at home and later challenged to within an inch of its life by fascism, it survived and was rebuilt more strongly. We are all the beneficiaries. The contrast between that first presidential visit and the visit of Donald Trump a century later could not be more eloquent of the changing global role of the United States. Mr Trump does not come with a message of peace, as Wilson did, but with messages of conflict and disruption. He arrives not as the optimistic upholder of an international order but as its casual potential destroyer. Where Wilson spoke
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Protest against what Donald Trump represents, not who he is | Owen Jones 12 Jul 1:00am Protest against what Donald Trump represents, not who he is | Owen Jones
The US president wants his theatrics to distract us. Instead, let’s focus on the hatred he epitomises
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Trump’s visit and the souring of a special relationship | Letters 9 Jul 12:58pm Trump’s visit and the souring of a special relationship | Letters
The forthcoming Nato summit and visit of President Trump highlight the UK’s misguided security policy, warns
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Trump’s UK visit shames Theresa May. The protests must be huge | Matthew d’Ancona 9 Jul 1:00am Trump’s UK visit shames Theresa May. The protests must be huge | Matthew d’Ancona
The president’s cruelty in separating immigrant children from their families should not be forgotten when he arrivesThis is the week of Angélica González-García and her daughter. You will probably not have heard of them, and your mind may be on other things right now – the World Cup, avoiding heatstroke, Wimbledon, Brexit. But do search for them online, and watch González-García, a 31-year-old Guatemalan refugee from domestic violence, being
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Don’t fawn over Donald Trump, Mrs May. He will see it as weakness | Andrew Rawnsley 8 Jul 3:00am Don’t fawn over Donald Trump, Mrs May. He will see it as weakness | Andrew Rawnsley
Historic alliances don’t matter to the US president, whose impending visit to Britain will underline the strains in the ‘special relationship’This week will feature a record-breaker: the most expensive game of amateur golf in British, and probably world, history. A £5m price tag is being put on the Scottish leg of Donald Trump’s visit to these shores. The Edinburgh government has been told that the Westminster government
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Balloon Trump is the perfect British protest. An international tour awaits 8 Jul 1:00am Balloon Trump is the perfect British protest. An international tour awaits
We can’t control the president but we can show him exactly what we think of him The huge baby Trump protest balloon, allowed by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan,
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The Trump baby blimp is a perfect riposte to the snowflake right | Owen Jones 6 Jul 6:40am The Trump baby blimp is a perfect riposte to the snowflake right | Owen Jones
Next week’s protests in London against the US president will get under his skin. I’m gladAllowing a crying
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Putin will run rings round Trump in Helsinki. Bad news for the rest of us | Natalie Nougayrède 4 Jul 1:00am Putin will run rings round Trump in Helsinki. Bad news for the rest of us | Natalie Nougayrède
Trump’s ‘America first’ rhetoric is a gift to the Russian president, who wants to use it to break up the existing European orderWhen
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The Peso Federales 2 Jul 7:25pm The Peso Federales
The financial markets are watching Mexico’s new president.
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The Guardian view on Mexico’s new president: there is an alternative | Editorial 2 Jul 1:26pm The Guardian view on Mexico’s new president: there is an alternative | Editorial
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as Amlo, won largely because his opponents would not give up on policies that have failed to deliver growth and securityWhy did Mexico fall so hard for the 64-year-old Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as Amlo? His
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If Donald Trump wants civility, why does he trash political correctness? | Nesrine Malik 1 Jul 1:27pm If Donald Trump wants civility, why does he trash political correctness? | Nesrine Malik
The president’s supporters demand the right to insult others. Yet when people take a stand against this, they get upsetThe
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Why is Trump still so popular? He gives his base what they want | Cas Mudde 29 Jun 10:18am Why is Trump still so popular? He gives his base what they want | Cas Mudde
A recent Gallup poll showed that, at the 500 days mark, Trump was the second most popular US president among his own constituency. How is that possible?
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Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court will have to be resisted | Jill Abramson 28 Jun 1:53pm Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court will have to be resisted | Jill Abramson
The campaign against the president’s zealots will be a major test of strength for civil rights and abortion rights groups. A new Democratic lion is neededRepublican president who is eager to build a clear, conservative majority on the United States supreme court – and too sure of his political ground – overreaches. He picks a rightwing zealot for the open seat created by the retirement of a justice. At stake in the subsequent political battle over his nomination is the constitutional right of American women to have an abortion.
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Trump is hellbent on destroying the Nato alliance | Martin Kettle 27 Jun 2:21pm Trump is hellbent on destroying the Nato alliance | Martin Kettle
The US president’s increasing hostility shows he has little interest in the transatlantic partnershipIn the words of
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The Guardian view on Erdoğan’s Turkey: illiberal democrat takes power | Editorial 25 Jun 1:31pm The Guardian view on Erdoğan’s Turkey: illiberal democrat takes power | Editorial
The country’s new president is a man who developed a party, became the party, and is now trying to become the state. It’s a worrying developmentAfter winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken a giant step towards
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The Observer view on how separating families marks a moral low for Donald Trump | Observer editorial 23 Jun 4:00pm The Observer view on how separating families marks a moral low for Donald Trump | Observer editorial
The president has acted abominably. Now Europe has a duty to do better in its treatment of migrantsThe really shocking thing about the spectacle of distraught children being forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border is not the
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Did an Ancient Greek Anticipate Trump? 22 Jun 6:37pm Did an Ancient Greek Anticipate Trump?
Heraclitus’ view of the world in constant flux found echoes in Hegel and now in the president.
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Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s | Jonathan Freedland 22 Jun 12:33pm Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s | Jonathan Freedland
The US president tears children from parents, and in Europe his imitators dehumanise migrants. We know where such hatred leadsYou’ll remember
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Bully-boy Erdoğan is a threat to Turkey – and the world | Simon Tisdall 22 Jun 3:00am Bully-boy Erdoğan is a threat to Turkey – and the world | Simon Tisdall
The Turkish president is a dictator in all but name. Turkish voters should kick him outThe prospect of a triumphantly re-elected
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The Guardian view on parks: making councils cut the grass is the only way | Editorials 21 Jun 1:41pm The Guardian view on parks: making councils cut the grass is the only way | Editorials
Volunteers can help run green spaces, but the state must play a rolePrince William put it very well. Parks “quite simply make us happier” he said at last month’s launch of a report by Fields in Trust, the charity of which he is president. The research argued for a new way of valuing green spaces, and suggested the NHS saves £111m a year through “prevented GP visits”, thanks to the mental and physical health benefits of spending time outside. It would surely be hard to find anyone who doesn’t think parks are a good thing, more than ever in our age of screens and obesity.
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Manu or Mr President? Macron’s double standards show his lack of cool | Pauline Bock 20 Jun 8:10am Manu or Mr President? Macron’s double standards show his lack of cool | Pauline Bock
The president’s cutting response to a well-meaning teenager must leave French youth wondering whether he is friend or foe
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Donald Trump’s child cruelty shocks us, but it shouldn’t surprise us | Hadley Freeman 19 Jun 2:06pm Donald Trump’s child cruelty shocks us, but it shouldn’t surprise us | Hadley Freeman
The policy of separating families has the president’s name written all over it. But it also has an awful American pedigree“This is un-American!” has been one of the more common reactions to the news about the Trump administration’s decision to enthusiastically
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s immigration policy: hateful and wrong | Editorial 19 Jun 2:00pm The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s immigration policy: hateful and wrong | Editorial
Dividing migrant families is despicable. But the US president doesn’t care. Republicans up for election ought toIt is not just
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Despair and anger at Donald Trump’s immigration policy | Letters 19 Jun 12:54pm Despair and anger at Donald Trump’s immigration policy | Letters
Readers respond to the US immigration policy where children are being separated from their parentsYour article about President Trump’s defence of an immigration policy that separates children from parents (
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When it comes to Germany, there’s method in Trump’s madness | Alan Posener 19 Jun 9:20am When it comes to Germany, there’s method in Trump’s madness | Alan Posener
The president’s opportunistic tweets have raised hackles, but no one can deny that Merkel’s coalition is in troubleI’ve given up on trying to find a method in the madness of Donald Trump’s tweets. But his recent attack on the German government at least makes political sense. Under fire over the
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Donald Trump cosies up to Kim and Putin – cartoon 16 Jun 1:00pm Donald Trump cosies up to Kim and Putin – cartoon
Human rights abuses – what human rights abuses? How the US president likes to keep his enemies close
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Trump prefers strongmen. But democracy is not a weakness | Jonathan Freedland 15 Jun 10:42am Trump prefers strongmen. But democracy is not a weakness | Jonathan Freedland
The US president praises Xi and Kim and disparages western politicians. But I’d far rather live in a nation where leaders are held to accountIn the lexicon of Donald Trump, the insult of choice is “weak”. He hurled it at Justin Trudeau last weekend, though not to his face: Trump waited till he was safely on Air Force One, having made an early exit from the G7 summit hosted by the Canadian prime minister, to tweet that Trudeau was “
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Spare me the calls for civility – President Trump deserves our rage | Jessica Valenti 15 Jun 6:00am Spare me the calls for civility – President Trump deserves our rage | Jessica Valenti
Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro have taken flak for foul language. But polite responses to Trump play right into his hands Can we stop pretending that the right cares about civility? Whether it’s the faux outrage over the television host
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When Trump and Kim shook hands I felt a swirl of emotions | Oak Koo Kim 15 Jun 2:01am When Trump and Kim shook hands I felt a swirl of emotions | Oak Koo Kim
I was a boy when the Korean War broke out, I still have nightmares. Kim Jong-un deserves credit for starting on the road to reunification I became very emotional when I saw Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Trump meeting in Singapore. When they
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Care for our children is in crisis. We must give their families more help | Louise Tickle 14 Jun 12:33pm Care for our children is in crisis. We must give their families more help | Louise Tickle
The state spends a spiralling amount on vulnerable children fails to protect them. We need to focus on supporting parentsJudges are only meant to speak in court, and they may not pronounce on government policy. So it’s a rare day when a judge turns whistleblower. It’s practically unknown for two senior judges to state publicly, in terms, that there’s a crisis in our care system which is damaging children and families across the land. But Andrew McFarlane, the incoming president of the high court’s family division, this week agreed with his predecessor James Munby, who warned in 2016 that the
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Help Is on the Way for Middle Eastern Christians 13 Jun 7:08pm Help Is on the Way for Middle Eastern Christians
Under President Trump’s orders, USAID is directing aid to persecuted groups in Iraq.
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The Guardian view on Trump in Singapore: a huge win – for North Korea | Editorial 12 Jun 1:11pm The Guardian view on Trump in Singapore: a huge win – for North Korea | Editorial
The US president made a major concession at his summit with Kim Jong-un, for minimal returnA confident leader strode into the Singapore summit and won. Kim Jong-un went with a plan, gave little and
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Trump really has achieved a historic breakthrough – for the Kim dynasty | Jonathan Freedland 12 Jun 8:54am Trump really has achieved a historic breakthrough – for the Kim dynasty | Jonathan Freedland
With a shake of the hand, the US president has tightened Kim Jong-un’s grip over an enslaved nation – and got almost nothing in returnA useful way to test the
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Macron is reviving France and calling Merkel’s bluff on European reform 10 Jun 1:00am Macron is reviving France and calling Merkel’s bluff on European reform
After the interlude of the G7, it’s back to European affairs. Can the president win over the chancellor? Emmanuel Macron returns home from his run-in with Donald Trump at the G7 summit to face what looks like an unresolvable European equation. For years, Germany worried that France was too weak a partner in Europe. Paris made promises it could not keep, failed to get its house in order and then blamed German intransigence for its own problems. Now, finally, France has called Germany’s bluff –but is not getting the response it had hoped for. Macron took office determined to restore balance to what had become an uneven Franco-German relationship, tilted towards mighty Germany. To the question: “Who runs Europe?”, the answer had been simple: Angela Merkel. German expectations about France’s ability to stick to its commitments, reboot its economy and bring down unemployment were low. This offered Berlin an easy response to demands from Paris, particularly when it came to reforming the eurozone: sort out your domestic problems first and then we’ll talk.
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Trump is a useless negotiator, and Kim Jong-un will know that | Jonathan Freedland 8 Jun 12:30pm Trump is a useless negotiator, and Kim Jong-un will know that | Jonathan Freedland
The president’s desperation shows, and he has no eye for detail – flaws that have seen him suckered countless timesNext week will see tested one of the enduring fictions of current politics: the myth of Donald Trump, master negotiator. That the myth lives on was demonstrated afresh on Thursday with the
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Despite all the warnings, we are normalising Donald Trump | Gary Younge 8 Jun 1:00am Despite all the warnings, we are normalising Donald Trump | Gary Younge
The president visits the UK in July – it’s vital to make clear we have clear moral lines and he has crossed them many timesDuring the presidential election the Huffington Post’s US site carried the following editor’s note at the end of every story about the Republican nominee: “Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims – 1.6 billion members of an entire religion – from entering the US.” Shortly before 6am on that long election night – in between Trump’s winning Iowa and being declared the victor in Pennsylvania – the Washington bureau chief announced that the note would be removed, “in respect for the office”, and that it was time for a “clean slate”.
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The Guardian view on Nicaragua’s protests: on the brink | Editorial 6 Jun 1:40pm The Guardian view on Nicaragua’s protests: on the brink | Editorial
The Ortega government’s brutal repression of opposition has only fuelled unrest. There is no obvious path out of the crisis – but when the stakes are so high, one must be foundNicaragua is in crisis, and on the brink of a still graver and bloodier conflict. President Daniel Ortega has lost control of the streets and the confidence of his people. More than 100 people have died since anti-government protests began six weeks ago, and over 1,000 have been injured; when pro-Ortega forces opened fire on a Mother’s Day march led by the mothers of victims last week, it galvanised opposition. Officials have blamed “criminal gangs”, but witnesses report that violence has been overwhelmingly on one side, with police and paramilitary gangs using live ammunition against peaceful demonstrators. The victims include a 15-year-old boy and a journalist
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Steve Bannon is on a far-right mission to radicalise Europe | Natalie Nougayrède 6 Jun 1:00am Steve Bannon is on a far-right mission to radicalise Europe | Natalie Nougayrède
Don’t be fooled by Bannon’s split with Trump. He’s leading a Trumpian onslaught to undermine European democracy itselfSteve Bannon is on a mission. President Trump’s former chief strategist has
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Pardon Me, Said the President to Himself 5 Jun 7:02pm Pardon Me, Said the President to Himself
Trump is right about what he could do—though he shouldn’t.
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Trump’s trade war threatens global peace | Martin Kettle 1 Jun 12:22pm Trump’s trade war threatens global peace | Martin Kettle
The president has turned America’s trade allies into enemies – and his hand wasn’t even forcedTrade war. Surely the clue is in the name. Incredible as it may seem, the United States has just declared war. Not on adversaries like North Korea, Iran or Russia. Instead it has
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Macron’s plan to save Europe is compelling – but he’s on his own | Timothy Garton Ash 31 May 11:08am Macron’s plan to save Europe is compelling – but he’s on his own | Timothy Garton Ash
The French president is the best European leader we’ve got. But without support from Germany, there’s little he can doFrance is back: vigorous, lucid, ambitious. Hurray. But who else is there to help get Europe going again?
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When Reagan Met Lenin 30 May 5:49pm When Reagan Met Lenin
Three decades ago an American president issued a cry for freedom at Moscow State University.
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The Tommy Robinson case shows ‘alt-right’ tactics are here in the UK | Adam Wagner 30 May 10:19am The Tommy Robinson case shows ‘alt-right’ tactics are here in the UK | Adam Wagner
Rightwing activists have the British justice system in their sights. The contempt laws must be updatedSteve Bannon, President Trump’s former senior adviser,
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How guinea pigs taught me today’s exam stress is serious | Jackie Ashley 30 May 1:00am How guinea pigs taught me today’s exam stress is serious | Jackie Ashley
Some dismiss students as snowflakes. But the pressure they are under is real – and anything that helps is important The guinea pigs weren’t even my idea. And initially, I was sceptical. A little earlier in the spring, as the pressure began to mount ahead of final exams, our senior tutor at the Cambridge college where I am president decided to help relieve the stress for some students by acquiring four guinea pigs to be fed, petted and generally adored. Since our college is proudly feminist, three were given appropriate names – Virguinea Woolf, Emmeline Squeakhurst and Ruth Bader Guineasburg, after Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a US supreme court justice. Since we are also deeply committed to biscuits, the fourth guinea pig was called Oreo.
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Moon Over Singapore 28 May 4:39pm Moon Over Singapore
South Korea’s President doesn’t share U.S. goals on North Korea.
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Impeach Trump? History Counsels Against It 25 May 6:02pm Impeach Trump? History Counsels Against It
Many members of Congress in 1868 hoped to remove a president they merely disliked. It didn’t go well.
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Trump Gives Europe a Wake-Up Call 24 May 6:40pm Trump Gives Europe a Wake-Up Call
As global conflicts intensify, the president is asking EU nations are to contribute more for their own defense.
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Remember the Pueblo, Mr. President 22 May 6:44pm Remember the Pueblo, Mr. President
More than 50 years later, North Korea should return the ship.
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Europe Is Feeling Trumped 21 May 6:35pm Europe Is Feeling Trumped
No U.S. president has been as loathed. But the Continent knows it still needs America.
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Macron is a fake feminist. His failure on the age of consent proves it | Cécile Guerin 21 May 7:30am Macron is a fake feminist. His failure on the age of consent proves it | Cécile Guerin
In breaking his promise on the sexual and gender-based violence bill, the president has again let down French womenOn 16 May, France’s parliament passed an eagerly awaited bill meant to tackle sexual and gender-based violence. Vaunted by President Macron as a political victory and a step towards “making women feel safer on the streets”, the sexual violence bill has however been slammed by feminist organisations and children’s protection groups. The reason? Article 2 of the new bill, which, in cases where coercion by an adult can’t be proved, classifies sex between an adult and a minor as sexual assault instead of rape. In doing so, the new law
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The Observer view on the global threat to access to abortion |Observer editorial 20 May 1:00am The Observer view on the global threat to access to abortion |Observer editorial
Women’s reproductive rights are under widespread threat, not least in America. This is no time for complacency During his eight years in the White House, one of the themes President Obama frequently reflected on in speeches was the non-linear nature of social progress. “Progress doesn’t travel in a straight line,” he told Rutgers students in
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The Observer view on Venezuela’s need for profound change, not a sham poll | Observer editorial 20 May 1:00am The Observer view on Venezuela’s need for profound change, not a sham poll | Observer editorial
The country is on its knees and Nicolás Maduro, its president, seems ill-equipped to offer salvationIs the Trump administration fomenting a military coup in Venezuela? It would not, after all, be the first time the US has been implicated in attempts at regime change there. In April 2002, Venezuela’s elected president, the late Hugo Chávez, was briefly deposed and arrested by the army, before a supporters’ revolt rescued him. The
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The Guardian view on North Korea: no art as Trump seeks deal | Editorial 18 May 12:18pm The Guardian view on North Korea: no art as Trump seeks deal | Editorial
The US president boasts of a possible peace deal with North Korea, but the prospects of success at next month’s planned summit in Singapore look worse than everIt is not clear whether Donald Trump set out
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Britain cannot send its young to Afghanistan simply because Trump demands it | Owen Jones 18 May 6:49am Britain cannot send its young to Afghanistan simply because Trump demands it | Owen Jones
The US president should not be allowed to dictate UK defence policyWhen we will we ever learn? How many more young British soldiers do we have to send to be slaughtered, maimed or traumatised in futile foreign calamities at the behest of US presidents? In the buildup to Iraq and Libya, critics were ridiculed as naive peaceniks or demonised as the heartless useless idiots of former western clients Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi. What came next? Hundreds of thousands perished, millions were injured and displaced, while extremist jihadis flourished. With the British government
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Grubby trade deals with strongmen now shape our foreign policy 16 May 11:58am Grubby trade deals with strongmen now shape our foreign policy
Crowds gathered at Downing Street to object to President Erdoğan’s visit. This is what happens when you walk away from the world’s largest civilised trading blocThere is usually a protest somewhere near Downing Street, and if I really get into the nitty gritty of reading the banners, I always agree with them. I, too, think that pigs should be treated humanely, vivisection should be banned, territorial disputes should be solved without violence and, in the main, when people are demonstrating about someone in prison, that person probably shouldn’t be in prison. The demo against the visit of President Erdoğan, a man who has
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Trump is wrong over Iran, but Europe can’t afford to divorce the US 16 May 12:59am Trump is wrong over Iran, but Europe can’t afford to divorce the US
No other US president has been as antagonistic to European principles. But there’s no alternative to a strong transatlantic partnershipIn 2003 a
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Trump, Iran and American Power 14 May 6:49pm Trump, Iran and American Power
The president sees Tehran’s overreach as an opportunity to arrest U.S. decline.
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Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire | Rachel Shabi 14 May 2:13pm Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire | Rachel Shabi
The killing of 52 Palestinians is the result of the president’s recklessness in giving Netanyahu what he wanted
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The Guardian view on US religion: the Christian right is breaking up | Editorial 13 May 11:59am The Guardian view on US religion: the Christian right is breaking up | Editorial
The alliance between fundamentalist Protestants and Roman Catholics cannot survive the humiliations of evangelical support for President TrumpOne of the most interesting and important developments in the American culture wars, which is to say in American politics and self-understanding, is playing out inside the major Christian groupings there: evangelical Christianity and Roman Catholicism. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest fundamentalist grouping,
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The Observer view on Europe’s duty to confront Donald Trump over Iran | Observer editorial 13 May 1:00am The Observer view on Europe’s duty to confront Donald Trump over Iran | Observer editorial
The American president has thrown into confusion old alliances and imperilled Middle Eastern peaceDonald Trump’s
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North Korea’s release of US prisoners doesn’t mean peace | Polly Toynbee 10 May 6:47am North Korea’s release of US prisoners doesn’t mean peace | Polly Toynbee
High expectations for the coming summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are unrealistic and dangerousHold the jubilation today as President Trump boarded the plane at Andrews Air Force base near Washington DC to greet
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The Guardian view on Iran’s nuclear deal: Trump creates a narrative for war | Editorial 9 May 1:34pm The Guardian view on Iran’s nuclear deal: Trump creates a narrative for war | Editorial
The US president’s invective is dangerous but should surprise no one. He relies on assertions that reinforce prejudices but have no basis in fact Donald Trump’s voice in foreign affairs is one that slips between brash arrogance and oily smugness. He touts supremacy from behind thinly concealed contempt. In
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Europe must make Trump pay for wrecking the Iran nuclear deal | Simon Tisdall 9 May 6:07am Europe must make Trump pay for wrecking the Iran nuclear deal | Simon Tisdall
Britain should cancel the president’s visit and join with allies to impose diplomatic and economic sanctions on the USDonald Trump’s
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Death by sex and television? It’s how Trump would want to go | Marina Hyde 4 May 11:31am Death by sex and television? It’s how Trump would want to go | Marina Hyde
How perfect it would be if, rather than Russia or corruption allegations, it was Stormy Daniels who brought the president down
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Sajid Javid is change, but don’t be fooled. He’s not real progress | Gary Younge 3 May 11:11am Sajid Javid is change, but don’t be fooled. He’s not real progress | Gary Younge
There is too much lazy thinking when it comes to the elevation of minorities. There is nothing in Javid’s record to suggest his promotion will benefit others with similar backgroundsSajid Javid’s father, Abdul, came to Britain from Pakistan with a pound in his pocket and became a bus driver in Rochdale. As a six-year-old, Sajid used to interpret for his mother, Zubaid, who took 10 years to learn English. At one stage Sajid shared a room with his parents in a two-bedroom house where he lived with his four brothers. His school careers adviser told him to be a TV repair man since children like him should not aim too high. Instead he was the first in his family to go to university, became the youngest ever vice-president at Chase Manhattan bank and then went on to become a board member of Deutsche Bank before entering parliament in 2010. We know this because Javid often evokes his personal story, as any skilled politician might, for effect. Monday, when he replaced Amber Rudd as home secretary, was no different. On his first day on the job, Javid insisted that the Windrush scandal was to him not just political, but personal. “Like the Caribbean Windrush generation, my parents came to this country from the Commonwealth in the 1960s,”
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EU rule could leave theatres dark | Letters 29 Apr 12:58pm EU rule could leave theatres dark | Letters
The president of the Association of Lighting Directors warns that a new directive could make all existing equipment obsoleteI am writing to you as the president of the Association of Lighting Designers, and as the Founder of Theatre Projects, an international theatre design company that for 60 years has been at the forefront of British theatre technology, responsible for the stage design of the National Theatre, and for over 1,500 theatre projects in 80 counties. I have been a lighting designer for over 60 years. British theatre now faces an extraordinary crisis. On Saturday 7 May consultation on an amazing EU draft regulation – the Energy Directorate’s Eco-design Working Plan 2016-19 – will close. If confirmed, in 2020 virtually all stage lighting equipment used throughout the British Theatre and entertainment industry will be rendered obsolete and the lamps within that create the light be unobtainable.
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The Observer view on why Emmanuel Macron deserves credit for global vision | Observer editorial 29 Apr 1:00am The Observer view on why Emmanuel Macron deserves credit for global vision | Observer editorial
The French president has been criticised for cosying up to Donald Trump but at least he waved the tattered European flagBy coincidence rather than design, Emmanuel Macron’s address to a joint session of the US Congress took place on the 58th anniversary of a similarly grand Washington occasion starring another French president, Charles de Gaulle. Comparing Macron to his more famous predecessor is not particularly instructive. The two men belong to very different ages, but there are some interesting likenesses. The Observer is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper, founded in 1791. It is published by Guardian News & Media and is editorially independent.
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Trump can come. But let him know Britain won’t stand for his bigotry | Owen Jones 27 Apr 10:28am Trump can come. But let him know Britain won’t stand for his bigotry | Owen Jones
The president’s visit should not be a means to normalise his ugly politics. He must be greeted by mass street protestsThe normalisation of racism, bigotry and misogyny: this has always been one of the principal dangers of Donald Trump. Here is a man who
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How Trump Takes On Obstruction 26 Apr 7:19pm How Trump Takes On Obstruction
Focus on the threat to the powers of the presidency, not the president personally.
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What Brigitte Macron learned: only trophy wives count in Trumpland | Suzanne Moore 25 Apr 1:17pm What Brigitte Macron learned: only trophy wives count in Trumpland | Suzanne Moore
The state visit seems to be little more than alpha male leaders bonding very publicly, with wives deployed to watchIn every public interaction of the Trumps there is drama. We see his hand wander to hers and when his little finger tickles her clenched fist, she relents and holds his in hers. She is glacial, resistant, but finally she surrenders. The suffering of Melania Trump and her small acts of dissent, of swatting away her husband’s piggy hands are scrutinised eagerly by those who still refuse to believe that this man is still president. It has been one of the oddest features of
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Protect Mueller, but Not Like This 24 Apr 7:15pm Protect Mueller, but Not Like This
I’m voting against the Senate bill to constrain the president, because it is clearly unconstitutional.
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Macron’s charm offensive on Trump is part of his bid to lead Europe | Natalie Nougayrède 24 Apr 1:51pm Macron’s charm offensive on Trump is part of his bid to lead Europe | Natalie Nougayrède
They’re an odd couple, but the French president hopes his trip to the White House will boost his authority within the EUCan a 40-year-old French president, who gives sweeping speeches about Europe, singlehandedly save the global liberal order – and western democracy with it – by whispering into a the ear of a 71-year-old US president who has only contempt for the European project and the values it is meant to uphold? To ask the question is perhaps to answer it.
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The President and the Art of the Oil Painting 23 Apr 6:57pm The President and the Art of the Oil Painting
For a man forged in the noise and anger of warfare, Eisenhower painted as if he had spent his whole life yearning for tranquillity.
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The Guardian view on Macron in Washington: a need for results | Editorial 23 Apr 1:02pm The Guardian view on Macron in Washington: a need for results | Editorial
France’s president has forged a good relationship with Donald Trump. But he needs policy concessions as well as handshakes from his US visitA young European leader flies to Washington on an official visit. He is a modernising charmer from the progressive wing of politics, articulate and comfortable with the media. He arrives to meet an American president whose politics are emphatically not his, and whose election has dismayed US liberals, disrupted the transatlantic alliance and alienated European opinion. The new US president is an American exceptionalist. He is no respecter of human rights and international institutions. But the European leader has decided to hug him close in the hope of influencing his decisions. Washington rolls out the red carpet. It is captivated by the visitor’s eloquence and charisma, such contrasts to their own leader’s bombast. Improbably, the two men find themselves starting to make big plans together. For anyone whose memory goes back to the run-up to the Iraq war, this is a sobering vision. When Tony Blair
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Don’t be fooled by Emmanuel Macron the ‘moderate’ | Owen Jones 19 Apr 1:00am Don’t be fooled by Emmanuel Macron the ‘moderate’ | Owen Jones
The French president is hailed as a centrist saviour, a bulwark against extremes – even as he taxes the wealthy, attacks workers’ rights and demonises refugeesThe world has gone mad, the fanatics of left and right are on the march, the voices of reason have been sidelined. This is the view of the self-styled “moderates” or “centrists” of the political world and the commentariat. There has been little reflection about how the broken economic model they defended unleashed so much anger and disillusionment. Rather than debating ideas and policies, they longingly gaze after allegedly charismatic men who might act as saviours.
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s Korean diplomacy: progress without purpose | Editorial 18 Apr 1:32pm The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s Korean diplomacy: progress without purpose | Editorial
The revelation of face-to-face talks between Kim Jong-un and Mike Pompeo shows that things are changing, but it doesn’t prove that Trump’s way is workingOne function of Donald Trump’s swagger is to give cover to his retreats. It is not the US president’s style to admit that he compromises. He professes a zero-sum world view, where concession is weakness. Yet, in relations with North Korea, Mr Trump has promised the country’s dictatorial leader, Kim Jong-un, a gift – the status boost of a summit meeting – while receiving nothing in return. The seriousness of White House intent regarding the encounter was confirmed this week by news that Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director and Mr Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, held
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A Higher Loyalty by James Comey review – Hillary’s emails, the election and a loathing for Trump 17 Apr 8:50am A Higher Loyalty by James Comey review – Hillary’s emails, the election and a loathing for Trump
The FBI director sacked by Trump a year ago attempts to justify his pre-election decisions and paints a portrait of the president that could not be uglier
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Macron’s bid to look strong on Syria could weaken him in France | Pauline Bock 17 Apr 6:31am Macron’s bid to look strong on Syria could weaken him in France | Pauline Bock
The president has often been compared to Blair, but these strikes have been met with scepticism in France. He will be hoping Syria isn’t his IraqOn Syria, as with most topics, Emmanuel Macron is certain he has made the right call. In a TV interview on Sunday night, the French president described
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May has tied us to Donald Trump. She must face the consequences | Polly Toynbee 15 Apr 2:45pm May has tied us to Donald Trump. She must face the consequences | Polly Toynbee
The missile attack on Syria was a pointless, dangerous gesture. If given the chance, MPs must vote to condemn it Mission accomplished!” The presidential tweet was beyond ominous, reprising as it did George W Bush’s ill-fated banner 15 years ago. As his Iraq war dragged on its bloody course, Bush later admitted it had “conveyed the wrong message”. Now Trump’s crass ignorance of history should serve as a warning he may be destined, or “locked and loaded”, to repeat it. Theresa May has tied this country to his fickle whims. Inside Donald Trump’s circus, war breaks out between James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the defence secretary who emerges as the sanest in that shape-shifting entourage, and Trump’s terrifying new national security adviser, John Bolton, who reportedly wanted to bomb the hell out of Iranian forces while they were at it on Friday night, urging the president to cancel the Iran nuclear deal. This is where May’s hand-holding has left us: hitched to these dangerous men. What a political risk she has taken, out there alone, against public opinion both before and after the bombing: an instant
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Donald Trump takes his eye off Syria – cartoon 15 Apr 1:04am Donald Trump takes his eye off Syria – cartoon
Chris Riddell on the US president’s real priorities
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A Former President Goes to Prison 9 Apr 7:08pm A Former President Goes to Prison
Only 6% of Brazilians trust the government. Lula’s conviction for corruption may change that.
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If Trump Meets Castro 8 Apr 6:15pm If Trump Meets Castro
At the Lima summit, the president can tell Raúl what the State Department won’t.
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Macron’s bottom-up language is upside down to most French people | Pauline Bock 6 Apr 12:45pm Macron’s bottom-up language is upside down to most French people | Pauline Bock
The president’s love of franglais may go down well with elites, but for many his overuse of English verges on caricatureIn a speech on Thursday, Emmanuel Macron angered many of his compatriots by declaring: “
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The Guardian view on US-China trade: lower the threat level | Editorial 6 Apr 12:11pm The Guardian view on US-China trade: lower the threat level | Editorial
The US president has raised the stakes again with fresh tariff threats. But trade with China is not the same thing as a buying real estate
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The Pitchforks Are Out for McKinley 4 Apr 6:20pm The Pitchforks Are Out for McKinley
Even though the first modern president fought against racial and religious bigotry.
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Macron has yet to convince a divided, striking France that he’s right | Pierre Haski 4 Apr 1:55pm Macron has yet to convince a divided, striking France that he’s right | Pierre Haski
With unions and students opposing him, the president is facing his first big challenge. The outcome will define his termHistory, it is said, does not repeat itself, but some people in France are 
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Andrzej Krauze on Nicolas Sarkozy and Libya – cartoon 4 Apr 1:00am Andrzej Krauze on Nicolas Sarkozy and Libya – cartoon
Sarkozy, the former French president, faces a trial over allegations of bribery and accepting illegal campaign donations from Muammar Gaddafi
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The Guardian view on France’s transport strikes: make or break for Macron | Editorial 3 Apr 1:30pm The Guardian view on France’s transport strikes: make or break for Macron | Editorial
The French president was always going to face a battle to reform the state railways. That moment has now come – and it is pivotal for his term in officeAs the first anniversary of his election nears,
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Trump, Amazon and the Post Office 2 Apr 6:35pm Trump, Amazon and the Post Office
The President is firing at the wrong target if he wants to save money.
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Seek UN support for more sanctions| Letters 31 Mar 7:05pm Seek UN support for more sanctions| Letters
The dismissal of HR McMaster, to be succeeded by John Bolton, marks a new low point in Trump’s foreign policyYou correctly warn that John Bolton, President Trump’s choice as national security adviser, is “a truly dangerous man” (
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Manhood in the Age of Trump 31 Mar 12:54pm Manhood in the Age of Trump
The author of ‘Manliness’ suggests the president’s vulgar appeal may be the beginning of the end of the push for gender-neutrality.
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Trump Targets Amazon 30 Mar 4:34pm Updated Trump Targets Amazon
The President’s tweets make any regulatory action seem political.
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The Tale of Stormy Donald 27 Mar 2:37pm Updated The Tale of Stormy Donald
His willful self-indulgence catches up to President Trump.
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It’s just not cricket. Ball-tampering is just what you’d expect in today’s world | Simon Jenkins 26 Mar 7:09am It’s just not cricket. Ball-tampering is just what you’d expect in today’s world | Simon Jenkins
If we cannot trust each other in sport, we can hardly put our faith in an election result – or a president So sportsmen cheat. Big deal. Sometimes they get caught. Bad luck. Sometimes they
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The Guardian view on elections in Egypt: two candidates, no real choice | Editorial 25 Mar 1:17pm The Guardian view on elections in Egypt: two candidates, no real choice | Editorial
There is little doubt as to the outcome of the presidential race. But how long does Sisi plan to stay in charge?On Monday the polls will open in Egypt so that voters can elect their president. The results are not in doubt: barring some truly staggering development, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will begin his second term. That too should have a certain outcome, ending in his departure from office under the constitution’s two-term limit. Will it? This is a meaningful election in the same way that the 2013 power seizure that brought Mr Sisi to the top was not a coup. The truth is obvious; the question is whether it is more convenient for some to ignore it. As in the 2014 election, he faces a single opponent – in the loosest sense.
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Bolton in the WSJ 23 Mar 11:18am Bolton in the WSJ
John Bolton, President Trump’s new national security adviser, has been a regular contributor to the Journal for many years. Here are a few examples.
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Trump praising Putin is no surprise, but Juncker should know better | Jonathan Freedland 21 Mar 8:49am Trump praising Putin is no surprise, but Juncker should know better | Jonathan Freedland
If nothing else, the EU is meant to stand up for democracy. Did the president of the European commission forget that?We can be shocked, but hardly surprised. That Donald Trump ignored the explicit advice of his aides – including a cue-card that featured the all-caps instruction
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The Seth Rich lawsuit matters more than the Stormy Daniels case | Jill Abramson 20 Mar 8:28am The Seth Rich lawsuit matters more than the Stormy Daniels case | Jill Abramson
The president causes mayhem in a deliberate ploy to distract us from even more serious news stories When I hear the name Stormy Daniels, and that’s a lot lately, I have the same vision inside my head. It’s Donald Trump, right before the presidential debate with Hillary Clinton in
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Questions and theories on the Salisbury nerve agent attack | Letters 18 Mar 2:07pm Questions and theories on the Salisbury nerve agent attack | Letters
Readers reflect on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughterIf President John F Kennedy’s 1963 assassination had been handled as the British government has done with the Skripals’ poisoning (
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Trump and trade tariffs: big lies founded on small truths | Yanis Varoufakis 18 Mar 7:00am Trump and trade tariffs: big lies founded on small truths | Yanis Varoufakis
The president claims he wants to support blue-collar workers – but that notion soon collapses into a pool of implausibility Donald Trump is perhaps the US president best equipped to understand that some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. His personal business plan always involved racking up enormous deficits and debts, before finding a way to unload them on to others – his employees and creditors mostly.
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We have to see through Putin’s fog of lies, and take action now | Jonathan Freedland 16 Mar 1:19pm We have to see through Putin’s fog of lies, and take action now | Jonathan Freedland
Moscow will not cooperate with an investigation into the Salisbury attack. The president relies on spreading doubtIn the Vladimir Putin showreel, doubtless given repeat airings in the run-up to Sunday’s presidential faux election, there’s usually a place among the shirtless poses and horseback shots for images of the Russian leader on the judo mat. Putin is
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The harsh reality: Donald Trump does mean Europe harm | Natalie Nougayrède 13 Mar 2:49pm The harsh reality: Donald Trump does mean Europe harm | Natalie Nougayrède
Rex Tillerson’s sacking has brought the transatlantic relationship into sharp focus. We may yet think fondly of the days when the worst the US president did was tweetThe emerging crisis between the United States and Europe is multifaceted; its contours fast evolving; its outcome hard to predict. And if that were true on Monday, it is more so now, following
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Fast Chilean Growth Can Happen Again 11 Mar 4:26pm Fast Chilean Growth Can Happen Again
A pragmatic president returns to office and the country may get its mojo back.
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The Trump-Kim Summit 9 Mar 5:59pm The Trump-Kim Summit
The President is giving recognition before any nuclear concessions.
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The Lesson From a Tariff Tale 9 Mar 5:35pm The Lesson From a Tariff Tale
‘Handle the economics,’ President George W. Bush told me, ‘and I’ll take care of the politics.’
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A Trump ‘deal’ with Kim Jong-un would only help a despicable regime survive | Jasper Becker 9 Mar 12:13pm A Trump ‘deal’ with Kim Jong-un would only help a despicable regime survive | Jasper Becker
North Korea has dodged pacts before. This could just be a fresh round of advancing, pausing for the bribes, then going nuclearWhen the Soviet Union dissolved and the two Germanys unified, few people thought much of North Korea’s chances of surviving as an independent state. It had no friends after the cold war ended, and no cards to play. Yet its single-minded drive to build a nuclear deterrent has now succeeded in delivering a summit with an American president. The White House says
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Trump meeting Kim Jong-un is a half-baked idea – and a dangerous one | Richard Wolffe 9 Mar 4:42am Trump meeting Kim Jong-un is a half-baked idea – and a dangerous one | Richard Wolffe
The president is more likely to spill his guts about classified intelligence than to get the upper hand with any kind of meaningful deal One is an egomaniacally unhinged, nuclear-armed neophyte, who scares his allies and enemies alike. So is the other. The extraordinary prospect of direct talks between
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Twitter is the modern public square. So can the president block you? | Katie Fallow 8 Mar 10:21am Twitter is the modern public square. So can the president block you? | Katie Fallow
On Thursday, a federal court in New York will consider whether President Trump has the right to block certain individuals from interacting with him The central institution of the first democracy was the Athenian assembly, where all important civic decisions were put to a vote. And the central tradition of the assembly was that every citizen could speak freely on all such matters. The ancient Greeks even had a word for one who did not participate – an “idiot” – the root of our modern insult. Modern America is only loosely based on Athenian democracy. We can no longer gather at short notice to vote on a hill in the middle of town. But a belief that every citizen should have an opportunity to speak and be heard remains at the heart of our political tradition.
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The Cohn Departure 6 Mar 9:32pm Updated The Cohn Departure
The tariff mess has cost President Trump an important ally.
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The Guardian view on Nigeria and Boko Haram: bring back our girls – again | Editorial 6 Mar 12:26pm The Guardian view on Nigeria and Boko Haram: bring back our girls – again | Editorial
The abduction of 110 schoolgirls has terrible echoes of the 2014 Chibok kidnappings. Have any lessons been learned?In his New Year’s broadcast, Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari announced that the state had beaten Boko Haram, which has terrorised its north-east for nine years. It was a more confident variant on the message his government and military has repeated since 2015, and unwisely so. In late February, Mr Buhari was
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The President Channels His Inner Hillary 5 Mar 6:30pm The President Channels His Inner Hillary
If Mrs. Clinton is such a loser, why is Trump now copying her trade policy?
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The Clintons Owe Monica an Apology 5 Mar 6:22pm The Clintons Owe Monica an Apology
It would show that the popular former president understands humility.
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Putin’s new arms race is all about his need to be taken seriously | Mark Galeotti 2 Mar 9:29am Putin’s new arms race is all about his need to be taken seriously | Mark Galeotti
It may all have been bluff and braggadocio, but Russia’s president has little else left to motivate votersVladimir Putin gave his annual state of the nation address on Thursday. It began with promises of a bright future, in which life expectancy has risen, poverty levels are halved and GDP grows by 50% by 2025. Two-thirds of the way through, though, Putin turned it into a
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The Guardian view on the war in Afghanistan: give peace a chance | Editorial 28 Feb 1:29pm The Guardian view on the war in Afghanistan: give peace a chance | Editorial
Kabul’s government has made an offer of peace talks to the Taliban to end America’s longest war. It should be taken upIn extending an olive branch to the Taliban at an international conference in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday, President Ashraf Ghani has boosted the prospects for peace in his battle-scarred country. These are admittedly pretty dim; but Mr Ghani’s offer to work with the Taliban as a nascent political party – with the promise to provide passports to the group’s representatives and open an office for them in Kabul – was a generous one. There are good reasons to be sceptical about whether the gesture will be met in the same spirit. The Taliban have historically viewed Kabul as a puppet regime and spurned negotiations, calling instead for direct talks with Washington. This position was
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Trump Can Help Overcome Identity Politics 27 Feb 5:57pm Trump Can Help Overcome Identity Politics
Americans are divided in part by decades-old bureaucratic decisions the president could undo.
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How Nixon was dissuaded from introducing a universal basic income | Letters 27 Feb 1:22pm How Nixon was dissuaded from introducing a universal basic income | Letters
Things might have turned out differently had President Nixon not been reminded of Speenhamland, says
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The Only Good Thing About Donald Trump Is All His Policies 26 Feb 6:58pm The Only Good Thing About Donald Trump Is All His Policies
A U.S. president who is a boor presents a problem. The presidency, after all, has a symbolic aspect.
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The Guardian view on China’s leadership: strong but not stable? | Editorial 26 Feb 1:31pm The Guardian view on China’s leadership: strong but not stable? | Editorial
The abolition of the two-term limit for the presidency will allow Xi Jinping to stay on indefinitely. But this is not just about one manAnyone shocked to learn that Xi Jinping intends to continue indefinitely as China’s president was not paying attention. Every
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Xi Jinping, President for Life 26 Feb 10:44am Updated Xi Jinping, President for Life
China’s supreme leader abolishes term limits so he can stay in power.
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How to Get Rich Quick in Mexico 25 Feb 4:43pm How to Get Rich Quick in Mexico
A top backer of the front-runner for president has a murky business history.
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Trump and Canada May Chill a Nafta Deal 22 Feb 6:25pm Trump and Canada May Chill a Nafta Deal
Trudeau’s politically correct demands only heighten antagonism with the president.
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The Guardian view on US gun laws: listen to teenagers, not Trump | Editorial 22 Feb 1:35pm The Guardian view on US gun laws: listen to teenagers, not Trump | Editorial
The impassioned campaign by survivors of the Florida high school massacre and their peers is in stark contrast to the US president’s crass proposalsMass shootings occur
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21 Feb 3:08pm Updated The CNN Situation
Blitzer commands a rhetorical attack on the President.
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The Observer view on Donald Trump’s Russian connections | Observer editorial 17 Feb 7:02pm The Observer view on Donald Trump’s Russian connections | Observer editorial
Robert Mueller has not yet proved that the US president colluded with Moscow but he will get another chance There will be understandable disappointment in many quarters that the latest indictments delivered by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, once again failed to nail Donald Trump. Although the charges levelled against 13 Russians and three Russian entities are extraordinarily serious, they do not directly support the central claim that Trump and senior campaign aides
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The Free-Speech University 16 Feb 8:55pm The Free-Speech University
Steve Bannon is giving a talk at Chicago. Its president is confident he won’t be shouted down.
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Uranium One Is a Curious Case 15 Feb 12:09pm Updated Uranium One Is a Curious Case
A lot wasn’t known that would now be embarrassing for a President Clinton.
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Zuma is not enough. The ANC itself must be cleansed of corruption | Sisonke Msimang 15 Feb 8:21am Zuma is not enough. The ANC itself must be cleansed of corruption | Sisonke Msimang
South Africa’s unpopular leader is gone. But if the once mighty ANC is to have a future, this is what Cyril Ramaphosa must do Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s unpopular president, has
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The ANC risks a split, but Ramaphosa should go for broke and fire Zuma | William Gumede 9 Feb 4:00am The ANC risks a split, but Ramaphosa should go for broke and fire Zuma | William Gumede
The deputy president must use the resolve he was known for in the apartheid era, and show who’s in control in South AfricaSouth Africa and its governing ANC have been plunged into a
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As Vladimir Putin steals the Russian election, our leaders are shamefully silent | Simon Tisdall 8 Feb 1:00am As Vladimir Putin steals the Russian election, our leaders are shamefully silent | Simon Tisdall
If such an obviously rigged poll were being held in Iran or Zimbabwe, there would be screams of outrage from the westRussia will vote in presidential elections next month that Vladimir Putin is certain to win. Consider that statement for a moment. An election implies a contest. So how can the current president, who has already served three terms and wielded power in the Kremlin continuously since 1999, be assured of victory in advance? The answer is that Russia’s is an election in name only. In truth it is a sham and a smokescreen, designed to confer democratic respectability on to a corrupt oligarchy. For Russians accustomed to unaccountable rule from on high, this is nothing new. More surprising is the supine acquiescence, bordering on complicity, of western democracies.
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The Trump Panic 7 Feb 6:46pm The Trump Panic
It was the belief that the elected president was unacceptable and had to be stopped.
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Trump’s desire for a military parade reveals him as a would-be despot | Jonathan Freedland 7 Feb 6:43am Trump’s desire for a military parade reveals him as a would-be despot | Jonathan Freedland
If the president insists on flexing his muscles on the streets, the opposition should have an alternative parade to mock his strongman tacticsThe
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6 Feb 6:15pm Updated The End of IRS Targeting?
President Trump prepares to name a new chief tax collector.
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And the Grammy for most patronising comment goes to… Neil Portnow | Rebecca Nicholson 3 Feb 7:04pm And the Grammy for most patronising comment goes to… Neil Portnow | Rebecca Nicholson
Step up, the head of the music awards told women. As if they haven’t been stepping up for decades For a glorious few seconds, it seemed as if Blue Ivy might have been the star of this year’s Grammy awards, for a much-giffed moment when she told her embarrassing overexcited parents, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, to be cool. But then along came Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the
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The Guardian view on Trump’s State of the Union: platitudes, few plans and plenty of division | Editorial 31 Jan 1:09pm The Guardian view on Trump’s State of the Union: platitudes, few plans and plenty of division | Editorial
Trump happily applauded his own address to Congress. The rest of us should not Rituals are designed not merely to embody but preserve and perpetuate a community’s beliefs. One danger is that they are hollowed out, form superseding substance as people forget their meaning. This was the risk Thomas Jefferson identified when he abandoned the State of the Union address as disturbingly monarchical, and judged that the constitutional requirement to inform and make recommendations to Congress could be satisfied in writing. It was not until over a century later that Woodrow Wilson – pursuing a stronger, more forceful presidency, in part via publicity and press controls – would reinstate it. An event that theoretically focused on accountability became a moment of showmanship: ideal for Donald Trump, who through his years as developer, reality star and now president has projected an image, pocketed proceeds and indulging his whims, while those around him get on with their unsavoury business. On Tuesday he
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This is how democracy ends, with the BBC normalising Roger Stone 31 Jan 8:00am This is how democracy ends, with the BBC normalising Roger Stone
Trump likes to pretend he operates within the usual boundaries, which is why a henchman with a record of racism and misogyny should have been challenged on Radio 4Call it the teleprompter delusion: the tendency of the US political class to seize gratefully on any occasion when Donald Trump manages to stand in front of an Autocue and read the words written for him without frothing at the mouth. The pundits then hail the achievement as a turning point and the birth of a kinder, gentler, more presidential Trump. It happened 11 months ago, when Trump addressed a joint session of both houses of congress. At one point, he paid tribute to the widow of a US serviceman killed in a botched operation in Yemen, who was present in the chamber and who the cameras showed sobbing. “He became president of the United States in that moment, period,”
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Donald Trump the pantomime villain | Brief letters 30 Jan 1:11pm Donald Trump the pantomime villain | Brief letters
Trump visit | Shunning plastic | Women in football | Cardiff airport | Serious letters | Saving tipsOn Saturday Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society staged their panto. When wicked Abanaza appeared in a Donald Trump mask, the audience erupted. There were many under-7s watching who knew exactly who he was, joining in the booing with gusto. If this small town reacts in this way then a visit from the president to the capital seems risky.
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Trump Finds a Fan in East Africa 30 Jan 1:01pm Updated Trump Finds a Fan in East Africa
‘I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly,’ says Uganda’s president.
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We need to rethink our resistance to Donald Trump’s ideas 29 Jan 12:40pm We need to rethink our resistance to Donald Trump’s ideas
The US president has proven himself a narcissistic liar with no impulse control – it is time to get serious about how we combat himAsking if Donald Trump is a feminist is like asking if Piers Morgan is a journalist: unnecessary and embarrassing, given the evidence before us. The ratings for the “show” in which the pair met on Sunday were indeed sad; less than for a poor night of Casualty. Obviously, I watched it on one of my three televisions, in bed, while checking Twitter. I saw that George Osborne – another achitect of misery who masquerades as a journalist – was
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Trump’s cognitive exam contained its own test for journalists | Paul Chadwick 28 Jan 9:15am Trump’s cognitive exam contained its own test for journalists | Paul Chadwick
The president’s dementia assessment and other specialist tests are available online, but the media must present them with care President Trump’s recent medical examination was partly theatre:
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25 Jan 2:05pm Mr. 5%?
After a promising first year, President Trump sets the bar higher on economic growth.
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A Rogue Treasury Department Turns Toward the 1930s 24 Jan 9:39am Updated A Rogue Treasury Department Turns Toward the 1930s
The president shouldn’t allow an Obama appointee to guide housing finance policy toward disaster.
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The President and the Porn Star 23 Jan 7:52pm The President and the Porn Star
Whatever happened with Stormy Daniels, Trump’s first-year accomplishments seem to matter more.
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Let Lula stand again to be president of Brazil | Letter 23 Jan 1:15pm Let Lula stand again to be president of Brazil | Letter
Signatories call on the judiciary not to uphold conviction against Lula da SilvaFormer president Lula da Silva is well ahead in the polls for the Brazilian presidential elections in October this year. Last July Lula was sentenced to over nine years and, on 24 January,
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Why Macron doesn’t butcher the language | Brief letters 23 Jan 1:15pm Why Macron doesn’t butcher the language | Brief letters
Macron’s English | Carillion and GCHQ | Henry Bolton | Flying Scotsman | Biggles | Sha Tin sewage worksPerhaps President Macron’s eloquence in English (
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Chuck Schumer, Shut Down 23 Jan 1:01pm Updated Chuck Schumer, Shut Down
Democrats running for President vote to keep the government closed.
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Brexit threatens European social progress – leftwingers must speak up | Natalie Nougayrède 23 Jan 1:00am Brexit threatens European social progress – leftwingers must speak up | Natalie Nougayrède
Now is the time for campaigners across the continent to reach out to Labour, and help stop Britain from going off the rails Thirty years ago a French socialist, Jacques Delors, then president of the European commission, travelled to Bournemouth to speak to the British Trades Union Congress. Delors argued for a “social Europe” in a speech that contributed to swinging the mood among the British left, parts of which had long had misgivings about the European project – doubts that linger today. Last week Emmanuel Macron, who has promoted the idea of a “Europe that protects”,
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Bayeux loan not about Brexit | Letters 22 Jan 12:21pm Bayeux loan not about Brexit | Letters
Readers respond to the announcement that France is loaning the UK the Bayeux tapestryAlmost lost in the coverage of President Macron’s seemingly generous offer to lend us the Bayeux tapestry is the fact that its home museum is about to be redeveloped (
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Build a beautiful wall – around Davos | Brief letters 21 Jan 12:33pm Build a beautiful wall – around Davos | Brief letters
World Economic Forum | Brexit-free Guardian | President Macron | Boots the Apothecary | Flying Scotsman | CarillionOnce they all get to Davos this week (
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After a year of Donald Trump, there is still hope amid the horror | Jill Abramson 20 Jan 1:00am After a year of Donald Trump, there is still hope amid the horror | Jill Abramson
The president has exceeded my worst expectations, but women have been galvanised more profoundly than if Hillary Clinton had won ‘Trump,” the man growled, as he pushed by me on the Amtrak regional train last summer. I was travelling with my two-year-old granddaughter in her stroller, and a suitcase. A conductor had just told me that we needed to move cars to exit at our station. He helped us. But when we rolled into the right car, the most convenient seat – in the front, with extra room – was occupied by a middle-aged man. The conductor asked him if he would mind moving to one of the many empty rows nearby. Obviously unhappy, he did as he was asked, but as he passed by me he expressed his fury in a single, angry word: “Trump”. The president’s name is an epithet. This is the legacy of his first year in office.
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Eventually the President Will Have to Talk 19 Jan 1:18pm Updated Eventually the President Will Have to Talk
Executive privilege can’t be applied in a criminal probe.
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Steven Spielberg: ‘The urgency to make The Post was because of this administration’ 19 Jan 1:00am Steven Spielberg: ‘The urgency to make The Post was because of this administration’
The director dropped everything – including new blockbuster Ready Player One – to tell the story of the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. He talks about parallels between Nixon and Trump and why Oprah Winfrey would be a ‘brilliant’ president Shortly after The Sixth Sense became a global sensation, its director, M Night Shyamalan – hailed on the cover of Newsweek in 2002 as
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The Perfect Candidate for Therapist in Chief 18 Jan 7:05pm The Perfect Candidate for Therapist in Chief
At a time when actual qualifications no longer seem to matter, President Oprah is entirely plausible.
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