Donald Trump’s selection of Larry Kudlow to head the National Economic Council confirms that the tax-cut zombie is undead and well.

Almost four decades have passed since Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously declared, “Of a sudden, the GOP has become a party of ideas.” And his statement(...)

Senior Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said White House press secretary Sean Spicer was offering “alternative facts” in relation to the size of the crowd at Friday’s inauguration. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

He is continuing as he campaigned and started his presidency as he means to go on. Donald Trump did not just drag the bitterness of the election in(...)

‘The story of how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rose and reinvented themselves and embraced and brawled is the story of New York itself.’ Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

The sensational, spidery plot of the most gripping game of thrones in modern history is best captured by two images. The first is from Donald J Trump’(...)

People “have had enough of experts”, Leave campaigner and Conservative MP Michael Gove proclaimed during the EU referendum campaign. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The rise in popularity of Donald Trump and the emotionally-charged Brexit referendum have led many observers to proclaim that we are in an era of post(...)

“I didn’t say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode,” said Karl Rove. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

If Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 US presidential election are to be judged on the strength of Republican attacks on her, then the Demo(...)