The fundamental premise of Trumpism, namely that globalisation is bad for ordinary people, is false.
McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.
In the age of fake news, sub-tweets and gaslighting, the Arizona senator stood out as a pillar of a bygone political era.
Accepting the Liberty Medal last year, he described his gratitude to be “a bit player in the extraordinary story of America”.
He served his country – and its allies – honourably.
His high-risk legislative strategy seems to be based on writing off 2017-18, and relying on the midterm elections returning a much more supportive caucus.
No president should be an island. Indeed, no president can afford to be.
The President’s decision has aroused concern in both parties, and drawn attention once again to an issue he is desperate to shake off.
Westminster is streets ahead of most boardrooms in dealing with intense media scrutiny.
They have the capacity to make a larger contribution to Europe’s defence. They should do so.
The President targeted the Arizona Senator with stinging criticism during the campaign. McCain’s revenge has only just begun.
Trump has already fallen out with parts of the intelligence and security services – and risks a rift over Russia with his own party too.
These men and women offer a solution to a nation and a wider world crying out for leadership. They truly get the concepts of duty, service, and nationhood.