From the trumpeter, an uncertain sound
25 Nov 2011 |
A faded president, discredited rivals, and a dysfunctional political system spell trouble for the United States - at home and in the world.
The ghost of LBJ hovers over the 2012 election
22 Jun 2011 |
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, US
Barack Obama’s hopes of a second term are still bright. But twin policy crises and Republican stirrings are clouds on his re-election horizon.
Libya and the limits of American power
10 Mar 2011 |
tags: Libya, Middle East, US foreign policy
At a time of straitened economic circumstances, what price is the United States willing to pay to ensure liberty abroad?
Time for a new destiny?
16 Nov 2010 |
tags: international relations, US
The United States is caught in the gap between a potent domestic sense of historical mission and a shifting global political reality.
America’s mad-hatter politics
21 Oct 2010 |
tags: Barack Obama, Tea Party, US politics
The rise of the populist Tea Party movement is dominating the US mid-term election campaign. Yet its significance escapes the country's political and media class.
America divided: the politics of inequality
20 Jul 2010 |
tags: economics, unemployment, US
The entrenchment of inequality in the United States damages the economy, degrades politics and corrodes the American dream.
Goliath and David in Afghanistan
7 Jul 2010 |
The arrival of General Petraeus to take charge of the war against the Taliban highlights enduring tensions in the US over the role of the military in political life.
The clash over core American values
27 May 2010 |
The great contest of the United States in 2010 is about the moral nature of American society.