Tired of Winning


American Dispatches by Richard Cooke

American politics and society has rarely, if ever, been as tumultuous as it is today. In his weekly dispatch, Richard Cooke observes and explores American life in the run-up to the crucial November midterm elections.

Political poison: EPA head Scott Pruitt leaves Washington

The corrupt agency chief was not the only person to equate luxury with security

A shooting in Annapolis

The well-practised response to the violence at the Capital Gazette

Manners and morals

The American conversation about civility and Trump’s reversal on migrant families

The blue wave versus the cult of Trump

Virginia’s bizarre primaries give a taste of what’s to come this election season

Christ on a bike

The strange case of Jordan Peterson

Diving to Atlantis

Goodbye, Philip Roth

Down on K Street

As the swamp floods, even lobbyists are drowning their sorrows

Beyond the presidential personality

The end of exceptionalism and the resurgence of old cruelties under Trump