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    1. November 13, 2012

      Tough talk is not the way to woo Latinos

      A few months ago I was in San Francisco where, on a chilly Sunday morning, I met a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s election...

    2. November 6, 2012

      A triumph of strategy, money and theatre

      On a chilly Monday morning, on the election’s eve, an unusual Zen-like calm seemed to descend on three of Barack Obama’s...

    1. July 8, 2012

      Survival of the weakest: economy vs Romney

      It is an electoral truth universally acknowledged that if the economy is doing badly the incumbent will lose. In the last 14...

    2. May 24, 2012

      Is Barack Obama the King of Pop?

      There was a time when leaders of the Republican party quoted a fairly limited set of authorities: the Lord, Clint Eastwood...

    3. April 11, 2012

      Santorum quits with raised stature

      After launching his campaign last year for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with no money and little prospect of...

    4. April 10, 2012

      Santorum’s safe return to nowhere

      Rick Santorum always was an improbable, even quixotic, candidate for the US presidency, let alone the Republican party...

    5. February 10, 2012

      Right wing promises Romney a rough ride

      Josef Lipp, a bearded 23-year-old who helps produce “values” documentaries, sums up the thoughts of many conservatives with...

    6. January 29, 2012

      Romney builds Florida lead

      The race for the Republican presidential nomination descended further into bitterness over the weekend as Mitt Romney...

    7. January 8, 2012

      Romney’s cruising – for now

      Bill Clinton once recommended muting the sound to appraise the body language of a politician. By that yardstick, the...

    8. The World

      January 4, 2012

      After Iowa - why Santorum may fall by the wayside

      Rick Santorum may have lost the Iowa caucus by a hair’s breadth. But he clearly won the battle for sound bite of the night,...

    9. January 4, 2012

      Iowa voters issue cautionary message

      Iowa may be Barack Obama’s lucky charm. Not only was it in Iowa four years ago that the future president began his soaring...

    10. The A-List

      January 3, 2012

      Welcome to another year of protest and instability

      I bravely predict more of the same in 2012. By this I mean the following. First, Mitt Romney will win the Republican...

    11. December 29, 2011

      Poll indicates collapse in Gingrich support

      Newt Gingrich’s bid for the Republican nomination for president has suffered another blow after a new poll showed his...

    12. The World

      December 28, 2011

      Ron Paul - kook or visionary?

      With just days to go before the Republican Party caucus in Iowa, Ron Paul, a 74-year-old libertarian, is now in the lead. Up...

    13. December 22, 2011

      Iowa Republicans say yes to ‘Dr No’

      Ron Paul is an unlikely rock star. Stooping and gaunt, the 76-year-old Texas congressman walks gingerly on the stage at a...

    14. December 21, 2011

      Candidate kitsch in an age of austerity

      Three days before Christmas and 12 days shy of the Iowa caucus, Republican voters are still “shopping” for a candidate. And...

    15. December 7, 2011

      Soldier on through Republican debates

      I want to give two cheers for the televised debates between the Republican presidential candidates. You can think what you...

    16. December 7, 2011

      Gingrich struggles to build team

      As national attention fixated on the astounding rise of Newt Gingrich in the race for the Republican presidential nomination...

    17. December 6, 2011

      Granite State proves a grey area for Romney

      No matter how much he scratches his head, Tom Clougherty cannot quite understand it. As far as he is concerned, Mitt Romney...

    18. December 6, 2011

      Gingrich surges to front of GOP pack

      Newt Gingrich’s surge to the front of the Republican pack looks like more than just a temporary blip, with two new polls...

    19. December 5, 2011

      Republican realist

      With less than a month before the Iowa caucus, the Republican contest has boiled down to a fight between Newt Gingrich and...

    20. December 4, 2011

      Gingrich extends lead in Iowa race

      Newt Gingrich now commands a strong lead in Iowa in the race to become the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2012,...

    21. December 2, 2011

      Cain suspends presidential bid following claims

      Herman Cain has suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination following accusations of sexual harassment and...

    22. December 2, 2011

      Tea Party nomination dilemma as Iowa looms

      Jerry DeLemus is facing a dilemma. It is one being confronted by the ideological purists of the Tea Party movement across...

    23. December 1, 2011

      Gingrich forces pundits to reassess his chances

      When Newt Gingrich started rising in the polls last month, most political observers wrote him off as the latest Republican...

    24. November 28, 2011

      Cain reassesses campaign after affair claim

      Herman Cain is “reassessing” his campaign to be the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2012 in the wake of...

    25. November 28, 2011

      The rise of Gingrich and the ‘elite media’

      Newt Gingrich entered the Republican race for the presidency with enough personal and political baggage to break the back of...

    26. November 28, 2011

      Gingrich builds on new momentum

      Newt Gingrich is touting himself as the “conservative alternative” to Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential...

    27. November 25, 2011

      Why doesn’t America like science?

      Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, does not often hide his views. When he recently addressed an international economic...

    28. November 23, 2011

      Gingrich backs letting illegal immigrants stay

      Newt Gingrich, the latest contender for the Republican presidential nomination to surge in the polls, has said he supports...

    29. November 22, 2011

      Gingrich surges to top of GOP polls

      Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, continued to surge in the opinion polls, with two new...

    30. November 20, 2011

      Religion on display in Republican debate

      Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination espoused the depth of their Christian faith at a debate on Saturday...

    31. November 19, 2011

      Entertainers with vocal cords built for endurance

      From Dr Elizabeth Morgan. Sir, Thank you for Christopher Caldwell’s excellent article on Georgia’s favourite, fearless,...

    32. November 19, 2011

      Cain did not serve in uniform

      From Mr Daniel Mauro. Sir, Herman Cain did not serve in the US military as claimed by Alex Martelli (Letters, November 12)....

    33. November 18, 2011

      Romney takes the high road against rivals

      Inside Mitt Romney’s Boston campaign headquarters, some staff coined a new rule: “No more midget boxing matches.” Weeks...

    34. November 15, 2011

      We need a fox to see the snares and a lion to scare the wolves

      Some kind readers occasionally suggest that I should be prime minister. I disagree. I recoil from the prospect of breakfast...

    35. November 15, 2011

      Gingrich bounces back in the polls

      The race for the Republican presidential nomination has a surprising new star – but he is one of the oldest political hands...

    36. The World

      November 15, 2011

      Herman's foreign policy Cainwreck

      By Anna Fifield in Washington Even Herman Cain would not have claimed to be a foreign policy expert. In fact, the former...

    37. November 15, 2011

      Greek lessons in the financial crisis

      There’s an old surgeon saying, “watch one, do one, teach one”. Lucas Papademos, Greece’s new prime minister, has jumbled the...

    38. November 13, 2011

      Over-reach in Ohio

      As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. That, at least, is what President Obama’s supporters hope after last week’s rejection of a...

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