Trump asks us to believe Putin’s denial that Russian military intelligence did the job for him. And who wouldn’t believe those two honest men?
Will this abject performance be what finally breaks his connection with his domestic supporters?
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
The Republican base which is so staunchly loyal to its president shows no sign of wavering over an issue that candidate Trump was persistently vocal about.
A focus on foreign policy, but continued disregard for America’s traditional friends abroad: the likely course of the next 500 Days of Trump.
The next election is vulnerable to cyber attack. That’s why I, a Republican, am working with Democrats and others to help protect democracy itself.
Republicans and Democrats are both desperate for the investigation to conclude, but for opposite reasons.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
David Frum expresses the dismay of an upright North American conservative at the triumph of Trump.
The NRA’s influence remains formidable – but the temptation to appear to be a bipartisan dealmaker might be an even more powerful influence on the President.
The GOP’s attempts at reform have failed, and the President’s account of his own views on the topic seems to vary all the time.
And the Republicans have forgotten how to stop a demagogue from becoming their presidential candidate.
Indeed, the next shutdown might come before very long. And there’s no sign that Trump or his opponents are in a compromising mood.
It can be hard to look past the President’s excesses – but the realities of government and the economy tell a more mixed story than you might assume.