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Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

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Lincoln at Gettysburg

Lincoln at Gettysburg<p><i>Spring 2014</i><p>The most obvious problem in approaching Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is that we know it so well. If you've …

The Return of Tony Blair

After ten years away, the controversial former Prime Minister is back with a plan to save Britain from Brexit.<p>As Britain enters the jingoistic, ill-tempered final phase of its forty-four-year membership in the European Union, the early years of Tony Blair’s New Labour government, in the late …

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Whatever may be desirable, the polls appear to be definitive on the election and the respective polling positions of the Leaders of the Government …

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The Damage Will Be Huge if We End Up With ‘Brexit At Any Cost’

The Prime Minister has called the election for two reasons. Firstly, the state of the Labour leadership offers such an obvious target that it would …

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A new centre ground party could finally provide a functioning opposition to Theresa May's hard Brexit

The chattering classes are chattering about creating a new centre party again. Pro-Europeans in Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats make …

Brexit: Gibraltar angered by Spain's EU 'veto'

<b>Gibraltar has accused Spain of manipulating the European Council for its own political interests.</b><p>A draft document on the EU's Brexit strategy said no agreement on the EU's future relationship with the UK would apply to Gibraltar without the consent of Spain, giving it a potential veto.<p>But …

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Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'

<b>The BBC has learned that US officials "verified" a key claim in a report about Kremlin involvement in Donald Trump's election - that a Russian diplomat in Washington was in fact a spy.</b><p>So far, no single piece of evidence has been made public proving that the Trump campaign joined with Russia to …

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The Domestic Conspiracy That Gave Trump The Election Is In Plain Sight

Information presently public and available confirms that Erik Prince, Rudy Giuliani, and Donald Trump conspired to intimidate FBI Director James Comey into interfering in, and thus directly affecting, the 2016 presidential election. This conspiracy was made possible with the assistance of officers …

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How Trump Earned His Low Approval Rating

The man in the White House is failing even those who favored his “Make America Great Again” platform.<p>The percentage of Americans who disapprove of the job that President Trump is doing rose to 57 percent over the weekend, his worst showing yet. Just 37 percent now tell Gallup they approve. “At this …

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Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle

Eighteen days that shook the Republican Party—and humbled a president.<p>Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that …

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Howard Hodgkin claimed not to be an abstract artist. So what exactly was he?

The National Portrait Gallery’s brilliantly conceived new show, Absent Friends, offers insight into the essence of this late, great painter’s art<p>Over 20 years ago I wrote about Giambattista Tiepolo in <i>The Spectator</i>. Shortly afterwards I went to visit Howard Hodgkin in his spacious, white, …


Unite for Europe protest: Thousands take to streets in anti-Brexit march amid heightened security

ES News Email<p>Extra police officers were in place today as thousands of people gathered to stage a protest against Brexit.<p>The Unite for Europe march …

The Rise of the Autocrats

<i>Editor's Note: The text of this article is adapted from Representative Schiff's remarks at the Brookings Institution on March 21, 2017.</i><p>The past …