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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s immigration policy: hateful and wrong | Editorial9h 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 | Letters10h 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 Posener14h 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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Through humility and understanding, we can still stop Brexit | Andrew Adonis 18 Jan 3:00am Through humility and understanding, we can still stop Brexit | Andrew Adonis
A second referendum looks increasingly likely, and a new settlement addressing Britain’s inequalities could reverse our trajectory When President Macron meets Theresa May at the Franco-British summit at Sandhurst, the elite military academy, on Thursday, the vital “take away” for him is that Brexit is not a done deal. It can, and quite possibly will, be reversed by an increasingly likely referendum on May’s Brexit terms early next year – once the Brexit terms are clear, but before Britain is due to leave on 29 March 2019. It is essential, therefore, that Macron – who believes passionately in a strong and united Europe – continues to express his heartfelt support for continued British membership of the European Union, should that ultimately be the will of the British people.
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Fear now rules Trump’s US. It’s what drives the president too | Tony Schwartz 18 Jan 12:35am Fear now rules Trump’s US. It’s what drives the president too | Tony Schwartz
Trump is angrier and more self-absorbed than when I first knew him. We must not let his culture of fear stop us speaking out
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The Trump Paradox 17 Jan 7:09pm The Trump Paradox
This era’s most disliked president has produced a successful first year in office.
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The Guardian view on Anglo-French relations: Brexit’s entente cordiale | Editorial 17 Jan 1:26pm The Guardian view on Anglo-French relations: Brexit’s entente cordiale | Editorial
A weakened British prime minister and a dynamic French president may not see eye to eye over everything, but they can learn from one anotherThe recent history of relations between British prime ministers and French presidents is characterised by a gap in
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Neither the girthers nor a white knight will eject Trump. It’s down to democracy | Jonathan Freedland 17 Jan 6:56am Neither the girthers nor a white knight will eject Trump. It’s down to democracy | Jonathan Freedland
Online conspiracy theorists may question Trump’s doctor’s pronouncement that the president is fit for office. But Congress is the only route to end this nightmareBehold, the
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Trump and the Decline of Democracy 16 Jan 6:25pm Trump and the Decline of Democracy
Freedom House’s annual report paints a grim picture—and blames the president.
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The Guardian view on Egyptian democracy: it would be a good idea | Editorial 15 Jan 1:00pm The Guardian view on Egyptian democracy: it would be a good idea | Editorial
Within months Egyptians will get a chance to elect a president. The result is not in doubt. The country’s future isEarlier this month Egypt’s authorities announced the dates for the nation’s next presidential poll. Yet before the starting pistol has been fired, the winner seems not in doubt. The country’s current president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will almost certainly be his nation’s next president. A growing list of
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Desperate for a trade deal, the Tories are enabling Donald Trump | Matthew d’Ancona 14 Jan 2:25pm Desperate for a trade deal, the Tories are enabling Donald Trump | Matthew d’Ancona
Despite the US president’s appalling behaviour and rejection by the British people, the UK government continues to abase itself before the White House“The president fundamentally wants to be liked,” says Katie Walsh, former White House deputy chief of staff, in
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The Observer view on Donald Trump | Observer editorial 13 Jan 7:05pm The Observer view on Donald Trump | Observer editorial
The president is a disgrace to his country at so many levels It is almost one year since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US president. Will he last another 12 months? Day after tumultuous day since 20 January 2017, Trump has provided fresh evidence of his unfitness for America’s highest office. 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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Even in the age of Trump, Europe still takes its cues from America | Natalie Nougayrède 13 Jan 1:00am Even in the age of Trump, Europe still takes its cues from America | Natalie Nougayrède
Yes, French and US feminists are different. But talk of a gulf between our continents is overdone Europe’s Americanisation is ongoing. That may well sound paradoxical. So many transatlantic gaps have appeared in the age of Trump. This American president repels many Europeans, and in unprecedented ways. Many on the old continent seek solace in the contrast: perhaps Europe’s hour could be on the horizon? But it’s striking how European debates on issues such as racism and feminism are now so strongly influenced by movements across the Atlantic. In the realm of ideas and campaigning, Europe and the US are drawing closer, not sliding further apart.
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The fabulous new US embassy is best not tainted by a Trump visit | Oliver Wainwright 12 Jan 6:49am The fabulous new US embassy is best not tainted by a Trump visit | Oliver Wainwright
The president has cancelled his visit, blaming the Obama administration for a ‘bad deal’ – but actually the new building is a progressive beaconRaised on a hill, surrounded by a moat and bristling with all the anti-terrorist measures known to man, the
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But what labels was Prince Harry wearing? | Brief letters 11 Jan 2:13pm But what labels was Prince Harry wearing? | Brief letters
Oprah for president | May’s cabinet | Meghan Markle in M&S | Jeff Bezos | Apple tax | Rude street namesWhile I am a great admirer of Oprah Winfrey I do not think it wise of her to run for president (
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Steven Spielberg: Oprah would make a brilliant president and I will back her 11 Jan 11:49am Steven Spielberg: Oprah would make a brilliant president and I will back her
Calling her the ‘ambassador of empathy’, The Post director endorses Winfrey and says America needs ‘a mindful, empathetic human being in the White House’ The undeclared but burgeoning campaign to elect Oprah Winfrey the next President of the United States has received another boost, with the full-throated backing of one of Hollywood’s biggest figures: Steven Spielberg. “I think Oprah Winfrey would make an absolutely brilliant president,” the Oscar-winning director told the Guardian on Thursday. Spielberg, in London to promote his new movie The Post, said: “If she declares, I will back her.”
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You can say what you like on Twitter – as long as you’re US president | Christian Christensen 10 Jan 9:46am You can say what you like on Twitter – as long as you’re US president | Christian Christensen
Is the social media company so relaxed about Trump’s tweets – even when he threatens nuclear war – because it gains so much from them?
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Fire and Fury? Maybe Donald Trump is only just getting started | Matthew d’Ancona 7 Jan 1:24pm Fire and Fury? Maybe Donald Trump is only just getting started | Matthew d’Ancona
Michael Wolff’s book contains worrying revelations about the US president, but don’t think it means the ‘very stable genius’ will be oustedWere I running a modestly sized whelk stall, let alone the White House, the very last person I would allow behind the scenes to observe and report on its secrets would be Michael Wolff. Please understand: the
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The Non-Accidental Presidency 6 Jan 8:37am Updated The Non-Accidental Presidency
Donald Trump didn’t want to be president. History had another idea.
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Fire and Fury confirms our worst fears – about the Republicans | Jonathan Freedland 5 Jan 12:59pm Fire and Fury confirms our worst fears – about the Republicans | Jonathan Freedland
Donald Trump’s utter unfitness for the presidency has been laid bare in Michael Wolff’s new book. What will it take for his party to remove him from office?What did you think would be the Republican reaction to the latest revelations about Donald Trump? Did you expect the party’s luminaries to drop their collective head into their hands, or to crumple into a heap in despair at the state of the man they anointed as president of the United States? They’d certainly have had good reason. In the book
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Donald Trump eats McDonald’s for fear of being poisoned? That says it all | Zoe Williams 5 Jan 4:26am Donald Trump eats McDonald’s for fear of being poisoned? That says it all | Zoe Williams
Recent revelations about the way the US president eats reveal how naked appetite has consumed all the traditional dignity, expertise and charisma of office Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury is a book full of intoxicating detail; a personal favourite is Rupert Murdoch putting down the phone to Donald Trump with a terse and descriptive “fucking
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Donald Trump eats only McDonald’s for fear of being poisoned? That says it all | Zoe Williams 5 Jan 3:30am Donald Trump eats only McDonald’s for fear of being poisoned? That says it all | Zoe Williams
Recent revelations about the way the US president eats reveal how naked appetite has consumed all the traditional dignity, expertise and charisma of officeMichael Wolff’s Fire and Fury is a book full of intoxicating detail; a personal favourite is Rupert Murdoch putting down the phone to Donald Trump with a terse and descriptive “fucking
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How Donald Trump’s tweets help Iran’s supreme leader | Sanam Vakil 4 Jan 11:06am How Donald Trump’s tweets help Iran’s supreme leader | Sanam Vakil
The US president’s support for protesters and sanctions fuel the regime’s narrative of outside interference – and deprive Iranians of the prospect of reformSince the beginning of the
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Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris 1 Jan 1:00am Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris
Former Google and Facebook executives are sounding the alarm about the pervasive power of tech. Will we listen? One source of angst came close to being 2017’s signature subject: how the internet and the tiny handful of companies that dominate it are affecting both individual minds and the present and future of the planet. The old idea of the online world as a burgeoning utopia looks to have peaked around the time of the Arab spring, and is in retreat. If you want a sense of how much has changed, picture the president of the US tweeting his latest provocation in the small hours, and consider an array of words and phrases now freighted with meaning:
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Donald Trump: the Grinch who turned Christmas into a political battleground 30 Dec 2017, 10:00am Donald Trump: the Grinch who turned Christmas into a political battleground
Pre-Trump, when someone wished me a Merry Christmas I was pleased – now I wonder if they’re making some sort of passive-aggressive statement I celebrate Christmas, but the cards I send out every year say “Happy Holidays”. I never considered this a political statement, just a statement of fact – the people I’v mailed well-wishes to celebrate all sorts of different things, and so my greetings reflect that. Any controversy over Christmas always felt like a Fox News conspiracy theory; but this year the president of the United States is
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Macron had a good year. In 2018, he could even stop Brexit | Natalie Nougayrède 30 Dec 2017, 1:00am Macron had a good year. In 2018, he could even stop Brexit | Natalie Nougayrède
The French president is uniquely placed to speak for Europe. If he reaches out to British people, perhaps the disaster of leaving the EU could be avertedThis was the year France won and Britain lost. Emmanuel Macron
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29 Dec 2017, 6:10pm Rookie of the Year
In his first year in office, Trump is the least regulatory president in a quarter century.
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The Handmaid’s Tale held a mirror up to a year of Trump | Matthew d’Ancona 26 Dec 2017, 4:00am The Handmaid’s Tale held a mirror up to a year of Trump | Matthew d’Ancona
Margaret Atwood’s ingenious dystopia, serialised on TV this year, prefigured the US president’s misogyny – and the #MeToo fightbackIn politics and culture, the year 2017 was the opposite of Where’s Wally? The question, instead, was always Where Isn’t Trump? All roads – public debate, private argument, artistic endeavour – seemed eventually to lead in his squalid direction; his gravitational pull irresistible, his fleshy presence horribly ubiquitous.
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Heritage at True North 21 Dec 2017, 7:17pm Heritage at True North
A new president wants to set a unifying course at the think tank.
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Keep Trump off the Trail in 2018 20 Dec 2017, 6:25pm Keep Trump off the Trail in 2018
If he wants to help Republicans, his best bet is to start acting like a president.
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A New Trumpet for Democracy 20 Dec 2017, 6:21pm A New Trumpet for Democracy
Contrary to his isolationist reputation, the president echoes Reagan in affirming America’s founding values.
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What would be your ideal present this Christmas? 20 Dec 2017, 10:51am What would be your ideal present this Christmas?
World peace? A gold-plated yacht? Forget the usual constraints of money and what is humanly possible, and tell us what you’d really like this year Difficult years mean there’s more to wish for, right? From a change of US president, to a committed and unified plan to tackle global warming, to your very own
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Trump may celebrate his tax giveaway – but it could speed his downfall | Jonathan Freedland 20 Dec 2017, 6:49am Trump may celebrate his tax giveaway – but it could speed his downfall | Jonathan Freedland
This bill stinks – the men behind it will benefit from it personally. But once it’s passed, the president is just that little bit less usefulDonald Trump is set to close this most turbulent year with his first big win. Today, barring a last-minute hitch, both houses of the US Congress will send the president
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The Guardian view on Trump’s national security strategy: a veneer of credibility | Editorial 19 Dec 2017, 2:39pm The Guardian view on Trump’s national security strategy: a veneer of credibility | Editorial
The US faces serious challenges. The document presented by the US president is not a blueprint for respondingIgnore the title: it is not really a strategy. Nor will it safeguard America’s national security. Instead, the national security strategy which
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Joseph Kabila must be stopped – to save Congo’s children from starvation | Vava Tampa 19 Dec 2017, 4:42am Joseph Kabila must be stopped – to save Congo’s children from starvation | Vava Tampa
You don’t need to be a DRC expert to work out the reason for the Kasai region’s crisis. Yet despite the evidence against the president, the UN has failed to actLast week BBC News at Ten broadcast its
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Forget youthquake: here are the real words of the year | Martin Kelner 18 Dec 2017, 8:05am Forget youthquake: here are the real words of the year | Martin Kelner
Oxford Dictionaries’ word of 2017 is hardly earth-shaking. But instead of being broflakes, let’s join in on the funCasper Grathwohl has the rather fine title of president of dictionaries at Oxford University Press, so it was he who chose the much-discussed but rarely used “youthquake” as 2017 word of the year, over some other equally unlikely suggestions. I only mention that in case, in skimming over the story at this busy time of the year, you read Grathwohl alongside
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While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come | Jonathan Freedland 15 Dec 2017, 2:26pm While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come | Jonathan Freedland
The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy
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The Guardian view on Putin in Syria: victory and desolation | Editorial 12 Dec 2017, 2:50pm The Guardian view on Putin in Syria: victory and desolation | Editorial
The Russian president has been on a victory lap to Syria and the Middle East, intent on showing that he has outplayed the US in the regionVladimir Putin
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In Venezuela, Maduro’s opponents must not lose faith in elections | Reynaldo Trombetta 12 Dec 2017, 10:06am In Venezuela, Maduro’s opponents must not lose faith in elections | Reynaldo Trombetta
After decades of corruption, the president’s threat to ban rivals from elections was met with apathy. But only an honest vote can restore Venezuela’s democracyVenezuelans have all the reasons in the world to be furious and to lose faith in democracy. Those that voted for Hugo Chávez 19 years ago were betrayed by a president that promised to end poverty and corruption. His government proved to be authoritarian and, at best, inefficient, while his successor, Nicolás Maduro, turned out to be
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In Erdoğan’s twisted Turkey, academics asking for peace are accused of terrorism | Judith Butler and Başak Ertür 11 Dec 2017, 3:00am In Erdoğan’s twisted Turkey, academics asking for peace are accused of terrorism | Judith Butler and Başak Ertür
A petition asking Turkey to end violence against Kurds has been distorted by the president’s regime – and its signatories vilified. We must rally behind them Last week the trials began in Istanbul of those who signed the
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Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death | George Monbiot 11 Dec 2017, 1:00am Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death | George Monbiot
The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too lateBrexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; a rogue US president: none of them keeps me awake at night. This is not because I don’t care – I care very much. It’s only because I have a bigger question on my mind. Where is all the food going to come from? By the middle of this century there will be two or three billion more people on Earth. Any one of the issues I am about to list could help precipitate mass starvation. And this is before you consider how they might interact.
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Can a President Obstruct Justice? 10 Dec 2017, 3:46pm Can a President Obstruct Justice?
Yes, but not by doing any of the things we know Trump to have done.
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I have witnessed two intifadas. Trump’s stance on Israel may ignite a third | Raja Shehadeh 9 Dec 2017, 7:05pm I have witnessed two intifadas. Trump’s stance on Israel may ignite a third | Raja Shehadeh
In recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US president has hindered the prospect of peace in the region The relish with which Donald Trump signed the declaration
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The Observer view on Brexit developments | Observer editorial 9 Dec 2017, 4:30pm The Observer view on Brexit developments | Observer editorial
Brexit deal hints at a new realism. Now reasonable voices most speak in unisonBreaking up is hard; breaking up and building a new relationship is even harder. That was the warning from Donald Tusk, president of the European council, in the wake of the deal struck in the early hours of Friday: the most difficult challenges in negotiating Brexit lie ahead. He’s right. Theresa May did indeed manage to snatch what at many points last week looked an unlikely result, reaching an agreement that allows both sides to declare “sufficient progress” made on Britain’s Brexit bill, EU citizens’ rights and the Irish border in order to move on to the next stage of talks.
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Jared Kushner is wreaking havoc in the Middle East | Moustafa Bayoumi 9 Dec 2017, 10:10am Jared Kushner is wreaking havoc in the Middle East | Moustafa Bayoumi
In his role as the president’s special advisor, Kushner seems to have decided he can remake the entire Middle East. The results could be devastating
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We need to plan for Russia after Putin | Natalie Nougayrède 9 Dec 2017, 1:00am We need to plan for Russia after Putin | Natalie Nougayrède
The president says he’ll stand again. But as the fall of the Soviet Union showed, the unexpected can happenVladimir Putin has announced he will be
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The Long War on Donald Trump 8 Dec 2017, 7:17pm The Long War on Donald Trump
The president is guilty of something. It’s Robert Mueller’s job to figure out what.
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Why Donald Trump Would Regret Firing Robert Mueller 6 Dec 2017, 6:53pm Why Donald Trump Would Regret Firing Robert Mueller
The inquiry would go on anyway, and voters would trust the president even less.
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Trump’s error on Jerusalem is a disaster for the Arab world … and the US too | Rashid Khalidi 6 Dec 2017, 1:35pm Trump’s error on Jerusalem is a disaster for the Arab world … and the US too | Rashid Khalidi
The president’s foolish move in recognising the city as the capital of Israel will have negative consequences impossible to predictEvery time it seems Donald Trump cannot outdo himself, he does it again. Now he has announced that his administration
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Donald Trump’s Jerusalem statement is an act of diplomatic arson | Jonathan Freedland 6 Dec 2017, 5:59am Donald Trump’s Jerusalem statement is an act of diplomatic arson | Jonathan Freedland
The US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel turns a naked flame on the single most combustible issue in the conflictNot content with taking the US to the brink of nuclear conflict with North Korea, Donald Trump is now set to apply his strategy of international vandalism to perhaps the most sensitive geopolitical hotspot in the world. With a speech scheduled for later today that’s expected to
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Integrity in presidential politics? I think it’s extinct | Tim Dowling 5 Dec 2017, 3:24pm Integrity in presidential politics? I think it’s extinct | Tim Dowling
I’ve met Bill Clinton, and been thrown out of Gerald Ford’s elevator. But my favourite was John Anderson, a would-be candidate in 1979. He was my hero At some point in the summer of 1979, I was eating breakfast at a diner with my family, in northern Massachusetts or southern New Hampshire. I can’t be sure: we were halfway through a long drive to Maine, and had spent the night in a motel. A man with white hair and glasses walked up to our table and introduced himself. He asked if he could sit down. This overt display of friendliness, I could tell, alarmed my parents. When he claimed to be running for president, we all exchanged worried glances. But he had badges and stickers with his name on them. John Anderson,
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Trump Leads From Behind in Syria 4 Dec 2017, 7:12pm Trump Leads From Behind in Syria
John Kerry trusted Russia. The president should ask him how that worked out.
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If Damian Green harassed a woman or lied, he must go | Matthew d’Ancona 4 Dec 2017, 1:00am If Damian Green harassed a woman or lied, he must go | Matthew d’Ancona
Tory modernisers will be furious if May’s deputy is shown to have betrayed everything they stand forTo change the controversy, change the question. In July 2003, Joseph C Wilson, a former US ambassador, wrote a New York Times article casting serious doubt on President Bush’s claim that Saddam Hussein had been seeking uranium in Niger. This posed the question: why did we go to war in Iraq? A week later, a Washington Post columnist disclosed, on the basis of confidential briefings, that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was
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Twitter, Trump and the distortion of the public sphere | John Naughton 3 Dec 2017, 2:00am Twitter, Trump and the distortion of the public sphere | John Naughton
The president’s social media meddling remind us of how a good furore can turn an insignificant political party into a global concern overnight In the 1930s, a maverick young journalist named
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Trump dumps: the not so special relationship - cartoon 2 Dec 2017, 7:05pm Trump dumps: the not so special relationship - cartoon
Chris Riddell on the US president’s retweeting of Britain First extremist videos
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What a moment to cut ourselves off from friends in Europe | Nick Cohen 2 Dec 2017, 1:15pm What a moment to cut ourselves off from friends in Europe | Nick Cohen
By putting their faith in Donald Trump, the Tories are blind to the truth about our alliance with AmericaTheresa May is reviled for her weakness. But, as so often, cliches deceive. No British prime minister has found the strength to condemn an American president as she condemned Donald Trump since the Anglo-American alliance began in the Second World War. Anthony Eden maintained a public silence as Eisenhower destroyed his premiership, and Britain’s imperial pretensions, when he stopped the Suez adventure of 1956. Harold Wilson ignored Lyndon Johnson’s pleas to send British troops to Vietnam. But he infuriated the radicals of the 1968 generation by diplomatically refusing to speak out against the war. Thatcher and Reagan, Major and Clinton had their private arguments about Grenada and the IRA. Nothing they said matches the forcefulness of May’s out, loud and proud denunciation of Trump for sharing the “
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French the new lingua franca of the world – vraiment? | Steven Poole 2 Dec 2017, 1:00am French the new lingua franca of the world – vraiment? | Steven Poole
Emmanuel Macron’s big ambition for the French language is optimistic, but it adds up to nothing more than an enjoyable bit of grandiose rhetoric Are we turning into a French-speaking planet? That was the surprising possibility raised by president Emmanuel Macron on a recent visit to Burkina Faso. “
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In the age of Trump, it’s time to ditch the special relationship | Jonathan Freedland 1 Dec 2017, 2:36pm In the age of Trump, it’s time to ditch the special relationship | Jonathan Freedland
For too long Britain has been neurotic about its links to the US. The president’s hate-filled tweets must make us more hard-headedWhen Donald Trump took the oath of office, less than 11 months ago, the word of the hour was normalisation. Let’s not treat this man like a normal president, his US opponents said, because he’s not. You can’t, for example, assume that most of what he or his White House says is the truth – as you would for a normal occupant of that office – because he is a serial and proven liar. And sometimes it will not be enough to describe his words or deeds as “controversial” or “racially charged”, because the right word will be “racist”. For most of the past year, that normalisation debate has raged chiefly inside the US. But now it is a global question. Put simply, how should the peoples of the world handle Donald Trump?
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Mr. Trump Trolls Mrs. May 1 Dec 2017, 10:27am Updated Mr. Trump Trolls Mrs. May
The President spreads fake news and damages an important ally.
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump: bullies never respect sycophants | Editorial 30 Nov 2017, 3:16pm The Guardian view on Donald Trump: bullies never respect sycophants | Editorial
Stop the state visit. Britain should not allow the US president’s racism to be dressed up in pageantryAll relationships have boundaries. Those between nations can be particularly fraught, freighted with ties forged in history and culture. In diplomacy the manners, customs and morals of others need to be acknowledged and respected. But humanity begins with acts, not just with thoughts. The question is how to deal with a man like Donald Trump, a taunting braggart with a weakness for flattery? The stakes are high: when nations fall out, people get hurt. By using social media as a flame-thrower, Mr Trump uses words as weapons.
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Britain should demand an apology from Trump and cancel his state visit | Martin Kettle 30 Nov 2017, 8:44am Britain should demand an apology from Trump and cancel his state visit | Martin Kettle
The US president’s foul tweet aims a wrecking ball at Theresa May. It will do untold damage to the ‘special relationship’Winston Churchill once wrote that the balances of world history can sometimes turn on what he called “
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Fifa’s new broom Gianni Infantino exhibiting signs of limited shelf life 29 Nov 2017, 6:11am Fifa’s new broom Gianni Infantino exhibiting signs of limited shelf life
World game’s president has already wrecked his flagship event and with the World Cup draw due on Friday still has only one of 20 local sponsors in place and has yet to agree terms for the TV rights with Russian broadcastersGood news and bad news once more for Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino, who refuses to abandon his delusions of adequacy. The good news is that Gianni has pre-announced that there will be no racist incidents at the Russia World Cup next summer. “This is a very high priority,” he explained, “and we will make sure that no incidents will happen.” The bad news is that there may be no local sponsors at the Russia World Cup next summer. I say “no local sponsors” – in fact, there is currently just one of a possible 20 places in Fifa’s regional sponsorship tier taken up, with that spot filled 16 months ago by Russia’s Alfa Bank. Since then, nothing.
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Do we really want Mark Zuckerberg to run the world? | John Harris 27 Nov 2017, 1:00am Do we really want Mark Zuckerberg to run the world? | John Harris
The Facebook chief executive doesn’t need to become US president. He is already way too powerful for thatThe question is almost a year old, and not currently being asked in quite the feverish way it was over the summer. But let’s try it again: could Mark Zuckerberg run for US president? The founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook began 2017 by announcing
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The Guardian view on terror in Egypt: airstrikes will not end the crisis | Editorial 26 Nov 2017, 2:58pm The Guardian view on terror in Egypt: airstrikes will not end the crisis | Editorial
The devastating attack on the al-Radwa mosque in northern Sinai marks a dramatic escalation in the threat from Islamist radicalism in the peninsula. President Sisi’s vow of ‘brute force’ cannot solve itTo describe Friday’s horrific gun and bomb assault on a Sufi mosque in the northern Sinai peninsula as the deadliest attack by armed militants (rather than the state) in Egypt’s modern history understates it. It is one of the worst to happen anywhere in recent years. Officials say
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Zimbabweans are delighted at Mugabe’s fall, but democracy won’t come overnight | Basildon Peta 23 Nov 2017, 4:13am Zimbabweans are delighted at Mugabe’s fall, but democracy won’t come overnight | Basildon Peta
Mugabe clung on to power through vote-rigging. The system is inherently biased and needs overhauling before we can have free and fair electionsTo fully understand the euphoria that greeted the news on Tuesday night that Robert Mugabe had finally resigned as president of Zimbabwe, consider the case of
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Robert Mugabe’s departure ushers in a heady new era for Zimbabwe | Knox Chitiyo 22 Nov 2017, 5:02am Robert Mugabe’s departure ushers in a heady new era for Zimbabwe | Knox Chitiyo
Zimbabwe is experiencing an almost unprecedented convergence. Mnangagwa is set to be the new president – and millions will tune in to hear his first speechThe ecstatic scenes said it all – Zimbabweans around the world
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The Left Changes Its Mind on Bill Clinton 21 Nov 2017, 6:28pm The Left Changes Its Mind on Bill Clinton
It isn’t clear what is causing Democrats to re-evaluate their support for the former president.
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The Guardian view on Mugabe’s resignation: the end of an era in Zimbabwe | Editorial 21 Nov 2017, 2:22pm The Guardian view on Mugabe’s resignation: the end of an era in Zimbabwe | Editorial
Zimbabweans cheered and sang as they learned that their president’s 37-year rule was over. But they understand the dangers aheadRobert Mugabe’s
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Trump vs. the Deep Regulatory State 17 Nov 2017, 6:10pm Trump vs. the Deep Regulatory State
The tempestuous president is overseeing a principled, far-reaching reform of agencies that had exceeded their constitutional writ.
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Could Brexit discord lead to the rise of a British Macron? | Adam Plowright 16 Nov 2017, 7:00am Could Brexit discord lead to the rise of a British Macron? | Adam Plowright
The French president seemingly appeared from nowhere last year. His rise offers lessons to anybody looking to emulate his successOn 7 April 2016, Emmanuel Macron took to the stage in front of a few hundred people in his hometown of Amiens and proposed something that even he admitted “might seem a bit crazy here tonight”. He was starting a national political movement. The economy minister of 20 months, who had never stood before in an election, sensed an opportunity. “I don’t know if it’s going to work,” admitted the then-38-year-old.
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