David Frum

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Road sign in front of Parliament Buildings at Stormont: political parties must have a concept of the common good as well as their own self-interest. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

It is truly depressing to consider that 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement we are once more looking at a breakdown in a tortuous set (...)

President Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May.  There is no first family of kleptocrats in Britain so what is  driving policy there?   Photograph: Getty Images

The head of the US office of government ethics resigned last year, and subsequently described the Trump administration in terms of a ‘kleptocracy’. Th(...)

An anti-Brexit protester  outside the Houses of Parliament in London: There is no folk memory of a nation losing its mind to endless referendums, so we discount the prospect. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

There are living citizens of Britain who were born before mass representative democracy. Not all women had the vote until 1929; not all men until 1918(...)

US  president Donald Trump: Some Republicans have privately indicated that they are worried about Mr Trump’s state of mind.  Photograph: Evan Vucci, AP

Donald Trump’s extraordinary and unsubstantiated accusation that Barack Obama ordered the tapping of his phones before the November election raises th(...)

 Donald Trump: demanded an immediate apology for  Mike Pence from cast and producers of “Hamilton”. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

He has only a few weeks left to find a dozen more cabinet secretaries and 4,000 appointees to staff his White House and the rest of his government. H(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican National Convention  in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph:   Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Standing on a noisy Republican convention floor, Thomas Mendenhall, a 67-year-old from Missouri, is wearing a Trump 2016 scarf with the slogan Make A(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair.  Former US president George Bush’s spokesman  said  “there was no stronger ally than the United Kingdom under the leadership of prime minister Tony Blair”

Former US president George W Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 in response to the Chilcot report’s criticisms of the UK’s handling of (...)

It is clearly not just the likes of Donald Trump (above) and Paul Graham who are never told they are completely wrong; the same could also be said of entire industries, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

I was reading an article about Donald Trump recently – he’s hard to avoid these days – and one line really stood out: “One of the more dangerous pleas(...)