Oliver Wiseman

Oliver Wiseman was the US Editor of The Critic from 2019 to 2021. He tweets at @ollywiseman

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