Mitt Romney has basically won the Republican nomination to stand against US President Barack Obama in November. His next hurdle? His running mate ‘Veepstakes’.
It’s been a notable week for the loss of titles: first Fred Goodwin, formerly a knight of the realm, and now John Terry, formerly captain of England. The news has only just broken, but it seems as though the attention around his July 9 trial – for the alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand – proved too much of a distraction for the FA leading into this summer’s European Championships.
The shooting in Arizona is yielding good mileage for the American 24-hour news machine. A familiar story arc is unfolding with all the features of a tragedy in 3 Acts that will keep news cycles busy for at least a few more rotations. First we had the day itself, producing hour after hour of re-hashed [...]
On Saturday, Gabrielle Giffords, the US Democratic Representative for Arizona’s 8th District was shot in the head alongside 11 other victims, in a public attack that is occurring with growing regularity in America.
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The Tea Party’s idea of liberty is that of the spoilt adolescent. They want government to keep out of their lives and not tell them what to do – until they’re in trouble and need Mom and Pop to rescue them.
Times are indeed grim for the American Left, and they are certainly set to lose all their political advantage, but despite this thick fug of misery, there really are reasons to be cheerful.
Not by me, obviously.
This essay in last week’s New Yorker by Sean Wilentz is one of the finest essays on American politics I have ever read.
Alaska’s most famous daughter has been in Los Angeles since Tuesday, when with typical chutzpah, she chose Jay Leno’s sofa, at the studios of NBC, one of the world’s biggest broadcasting conglomerates, to rail against the “mainstream media.”
Today, she and her entourage descended on Hollywood, where they trawled through pre-Oscar celebrity “gifting” suites with the [...]
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