Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone: Off Message

Marion McKeone: Off Message

Netflix’s new drama 13 Reasons Why is an uncomfortable mirroring of some pernicious trends in modern society – but not in the way it imagines itself to be

Just when you thought Trump couldn’t get worse

Just when you thought Trump couldn’t get worse

With Sean Spicer’s resignation and a new Gallup poll showing Trump’s approval rating for his second quarter is lower than any other president since polling started, the US president’s second 100 days are even worse than the first

Off Message: Ivanka Trump’s presence at the G20 was nothing more than nepotism

Off Message: Ivanka Trump’s presence at the G20 was nothing more than nepotism

The US president’s daughter has placed herself at the centre of an administration that is dismantling women’s rights with alarming enthusiasm

Marion McKeone: From collusion to catastrophe

Marion McKeone: From collusion to catastrophe

The pursuit of power and money above everything – and fawning admiration of Russian oligarchs – may yet lead to the downfall of the Trump family’s wannabe political dynasty

Penneys from heaven: Primark’s US revolution

Penneys from heaven: Primark’s US revolution

The Irish-based retailer has hit the ground running, as Primark’s US stores are swooping into spaces vacated by its struggling competitors

Marion McKeone: Trump could be the US’s worst enemy

Marion McKeone: Trump could be the US’s worst enemy

As Putin ran rings around him in Hamburg on Friday, the blustering US president looked even more out of his depth

Marion McKeone: Off Message

Marion McKeone: Off Message

It celebrated its 241st birthday last Tuesday, but the US is currently looking like a very unhappy ship – summed up by the boorish behaviour of New Jersey governor Chris Christie

Troll Trump’s bridge too far

Troll Trump’s bridge too far

His Twitter attacks on MSNBC co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and the subsequent coverage has diverted attention from Trump’s inability to tackle healthcare, his impending meeting with Putin, and a foreign policy that threatens to plunge diplomacy into crisis

Democrats fail to benefit from Republican Medicaid mess

Democrats fail to benefit from Republican Medicaid mess

The Democrats are too busy tearing themselves apart to take political advantage of the Republicans’ deeply unpopular moves to destroy Obamacare

The view from the 13th floor at the Trump hotel

The view from the 13th floor at the Trump hotel

The five-star Trump International is where hotel guests sip Trump branded wines and watch a Trump lookalike being hacked to death on the news; it is a microcosm of Trump’s world

All far from rosy in Donald Trump’s garden

All far from rosy in Donald Trump’s garden

When James Comey, fired as FBI director by Donald Trump earlier this year, went before the US Senate last week, his testimony painted the US president as a liar and bully – provoking a spluttering response from Trump in the White House’s Rose Garden

Keeping up with the Kushners: America's other First Family

Keeping up with the Kushners: America's other First Family

The story of Jared Kushner and his clan is a remarkable tale of double-dealing, sting operations and real estate gambits gone wrong. And that’s before you mention Russia

Trump’s circus  comes back to Washington

Trump’s circus comes back to Washington

The president is now facing allegations that Jared Kushner wanted to open secret communications with Moscow

No let-up in revelations from Trump White House

No let-up in revelations from Trump White House

Why is the notoriously disloyal Trump risking obstruction of justice charges and impeachment in a bid to protect sacked Michael Flynn?

Donald Trump’s Irish brigade

Donald Trump’s Irish brigade

The idea that all Irish-Americans are Kennedy supporters and reliable Democratic voters is blarney – in fact, they’re some of Trump’s most loyal stormtroopers