Oliver Wiseman

Oliver Wiseman was the US Editor of The Critic from 2019 to 2021

How does the President really think the pandemic will end?

This week’s US casualties in Kabul lived through a tragically narrow slice of American history

The president’s self-styled straight talking is less honest than it seems

The bungled US withdrawal marks a low point in the Biden presidency

Are re-enactments of the Underground Railroad culturally insensitive — or a tool to help America understand its history?

The Taliban’s grimly predictable advance is a reminder that withdrawal is not the end of Biden’s Afghanistan headache

An ethical quandary surrounding Hunter Biden’s paintings points to a bigger problem

Party politics is only part of the story when it comes to vaccine hesitancy

J.D. Vance thinks the MAGA movement is about more than the man