After protests about imperialism, Condoleezza Rice pulled out of her speech at Rutgers University. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

There has been much mockery of political correctness run amok on college campuses this spring, with knots of know-it-all students and teachers knifing(...)

Towards the end of Errol Morris’s conversations with Donald Rumsfeld, the documentarian – frustrated by a volley of evasions – asks the left’s (...)

Richard Dreyfuss: “Everyone who has worked above the line knows money interferes with every creative act. They are only interested in what they can monetise. It makes you want to vomit after a while”

It seems that Richard Dreyfuss has lost little of his youthful energy. Nor has he softened. Having appeared in a film that, for a year or two, was (...)

Nelson Rolihlala Mandela was arguably the most respected statesman the world has seen since the end of the second World War. His dignity, his determin(...)

How awful are Ted Cruz and his Cruzettes? They have done the impossible. They have made Americans look back at the Bush II era, the most reckless wrec(...)

“The president looked exhausted as he met the press in St Petersburg on Friday.” US president Barack Obama pauses as he answers a question about the Syrian situation during his news conference at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Russia, last Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Obama’s war within

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize had been up late pleading for war. US president Barack Obama looked exhausted as he met the press in St Petersburg(...)

British prime minister David Cameron chairs a trade summit as he sits with US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel  at the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Turkey, South Africa and Russia have demanded explanations from London that British spies have intercepted their diplomats and politicians at every tu(...)

US president Barack Obama holds a baby at a Father’s Day lunch  in the White House. “The silver-tongued campaigner has turned out to be a leaden salesman in the Oval Office.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Not only is Barack Obama leading from behind, now he’s leading from behind Bill Clinton.After dithering for two years over what to do about the slaugh(...)

US president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping walk the grounds at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage in California on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The acid that corroded George W Bush’s presidency was fear – spreading it and succumbing to it. You could see the fear in his eyes, the fear that froz(...)

Former US president George W Bush: as President Obama tries to escape the shadow of the Bush presidency, so too is George W trying to escape the shadow of the Bush presidency. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Do we dare to hope that the Bush administration is finally at an end? After four years of bending the constitution, the constitutional la(...)