Ann Coulter: The Woman Who Called Trump’s Victory

Painting of Ann Coulter by Lizza Littlewort

Talking head Ann Coulter called the US election in 2015. Appearing on Bill Maher’s show, Ann Coulter claimed Donald Trump was the strongest Republican candidate to win the election. The liberal audience was quick to laugh and jeer at the conservative pundit, but they wouldn’t be laughing for long. In retrospect, Coulter now appears prescient and the audience looks smug and complacent. Perhaps this complacency was a factor in Clinton’s humiliation at the hands of a meat-headed blowhard. Almost in the same breathe, Coulter said that the Sanders campaign had the most promise for defeating Trump and winning the White House for … Continue reading

Is Trump any good for America?

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Consider this part gedankenexperiment, part the mutant child; the anti-consensus. The mainstream narrative line, defined for so long by denial of his rise and prophecies of his failure, has seen Donald Trump progress from laughable irrelevance, through curious sideshow bloviating like some half-cut post-modern William Blake, into the Great Red Dragon himself. “And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars from heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” Perhaps that should read The Great Red Donald, with the heads … Continue reading

Europe’s Alpha & Omega

Chancellor Angela Merkel faces three regional elections in the German states of Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Weurttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate that are being described, by various observers, commentators and news outlets, as a ‘test of support’ for the Chancellor’s stance on the refugee crisis. ‘Test’ is one way to describe the process, I suppose. Whilst frau Merkel might wish it to be otherwise, the sudden rise of the anti-establishment and populist AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), which is presenting its regional campaigns as a national referendum on Germany’s open-door response to the crisis and which is polling well above the 7.1% of the vote it … Continue reading