2016 Election.

Trump's Vendetta Against The US Media Is About Political Survival

George Kassimeris | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
George Kassimeris

The on-going toxic vendetta between President Trump and the American media establishment (including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and NBC)...

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

Where Trump's Parents Went Wrong

Toni Hargis | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Toni Hargis

Doesn't the phrase 'choose your battles' come to mind? You know, the one we use when dealing with tantrum-throwing toddlers and teenagers. His parents obviously forgot to drum that one into Donnie's little skull, and thus, my list of parenting misses committed by Mr. and Mrs.Trump - 

Don't Go Down With The Ship: How The Democratic Party Should Reform To Succeed

David Winston | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics
David Winston

In Bernie Sanders' town hall interview on Monday the 9th he was asked what Democrats should do to win in the next election. He responded, "If we were ...

Hope To Reality: Goodbye, Barack

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

As Obama gave his farewell speech, many across the political spectrum watched in nostalgia as the first black President of the United States bowed out, giving way to the...entity that is Donald Trump. Of course, 2008 to 2016 signified a period of time where the mistakes of the past were learned from: the US didn't intervene to devastating effect in foreign nations, Guantanamo Bay was closed, and the working class was allowed to flourish.

2016: A Year Of Political Revolt

Luke Springthorpe | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Politics
Luke Springthorpe

There's no silver bullet to this and neither Brexit nor Donald Trump will be able to reverse this trend completely. It remains to be seen if it can even be stymied in the slightest. For all the talk about immigration and outsourcing, there's little airtime devoted to mulling over the wave of automation that is about to engulf the developed world over the next decade.

Why Chance The Rapper Is The Artist Of 2016

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Francesco Loy Bell

While 2016 has been unanimously voted as a write-off, the volume of great music output has been astounding. However, sitting above everybody else is one man: Chance The Rapper.

When The Hamster Trumped George Michael

Joshua Hepple | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joshua Hepple

Trump and Hammond do not operate in a vacuum and are very much responding to the public. Trump knows what his supporters want to hear and he gives them it. Hammond and his cronies apply the same formula. The world will always have individuals who are not the best or most diverse.

Will The Electoral College Do Its (Original) Job?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Although the outcome of this election is all but certain, the time is now for citizens to unite in overhauling the Electoral College to ensure that presidential elections reflect the will of the people.

What Can We Expect From Post-Trump America?

Rob Flello | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

This will not happen in America, so Trump will be forced to seek the approval of the American people in four years and walk out of the White House in eight, at most, not to mention hang on to control of Congress in the even-numbered years in between.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Leak-Balls: Should We Up Our Cyber-Security After #Election2016?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

There are several reasons this happened, but one has haunted me most: Hillary Clinton's leaked emails. Since the "scandal" broke, I've become terrified of hacking. This isn't because I may run for President myself (#SLH2020), but because the vulnerability of the Clinton campaign's email accounts bodes badly for the rest of us.

In the US, The Death Penalty Has Now Become A Way of Life - Is There Any Hope?

Sam Mottahedan | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Mottahedan

Is there any hope? For now, hope seems to lie in the work of those tireless advocates who in the absurdly mundane visitation room at Polunsky courageously play the roles of social worker, friend and champion in an increasingly unforgiving world. Most of all, hope lies behind the soundproof glass, where human beings, continue to endeavour at living a meaningful life ...

Divided We Fall

Richard Neil | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

An economic crash, a global recession, minorities and immigrants are blamed, the people are divided, the right wing extremists get elected into power and then predictability, a war. If the world really wants a real change, a real difference, then at the moment we are most certainly running mindlessly in the wrong direction from it, with scissors in our hands.

How to Talk to Americans These Days

Toni Hargis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

In case you've been under a rock or stranded on an island with no bandwidth, first off - oh how I envy you! Second, there has been a bit of an electio...

The Symbolisms Of Trump's Win

Maria Karvouni | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Now, every one must stand by him. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have already admitted that. So, Trump must be supported by all with the condition that he will work hard to make society better and won't exploit his power for personal boast. If he succeeds, we would be able to confidently infer that his scopes were misinterpreted.

Protect Your Pussy, Before He Grabs It

Lois Ward-Marvin | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lois Ward-Marvin

Donald Trump and Mike Pence may try and keep all us women down and take away our rights but I refuse to let him without a fight to the end. This pussy is going to keep fighting back and so can you by donating, even the smallest amount of money will make a difference.

Why I Won't Get US Citizenship For My Daughter

Katie Dickerson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Dickerson

My daughter was born in Britain, so despite having American parents, she's British. My husband and I always intended to get her American citizenship too, but because it involves a fee, paperwork and a day spent at the US embassy in Edinburgh, we kept putting it off.

We're Misung Social Media - And It's Ruining Democracy

Jake Rudman | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jake Rudman

But we also have the opportunity to use social media to broaden our horizons. If not to adopt other viewpoints, then at least to open our minds to them so that we can better understand each other.

What Kind Of Woman Would Vote For Trump?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Naomi Cooper

As the presidency of a man with a documented disregard and dislike for women unfolds, no one will pay more heavily for their own vote than these women. Meanwhile, when asked what kind of woman would vote for Trump, the rest of the educated, civilised world can only reply: a deeply threatened one.

Trump's Ghost Of A Mandate

Ciaran Gillespie | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ciaran Gillespie

Manifestos and policy outlines don't just serve to offer detail about what will be done by an administration, they also offer some restrictions as to what won't be. Trump has a frighteningly unbounded mandate, arising from a lack of sustained interrogation of the basis for his pledges at every step of the campaign.

Rise Of America's Ultrapersonal President

Alex Amari | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Amari

Once upon a time in the United States, political parties ruled the political landscape. They internally nominated candidates, mounted campaign operations, and were held collectively responsible for the successes and failures of government. In recent decades, however, the relevance of the traditional two-party system has steadily declined.

The Lesson That All Progressives Should Learn From Trump

Jordan Daly | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jordan Daly

I had to take a deep breath last night when a work colleague of mine - a young, gay man - called me over on my break because he wanted to talk about Donald Trump. "Isn't it exciting?" he said, "Trump is something completely different, I'd probably have voted for him. He isn't a politician, he's something new."

Dear Robots, We Need Guidance, Not Predictions...

Vishal Kawatra | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Vishal Kawatra

As much as we need robots, robots need us to get to the promised land of harmonious, fluid and genuinely helpful AI support. And right now we are the ones guilty of not investing in the relationship.

Trump's Victory Shows The Manifestation Of America's Discontent

Thomas Smith | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

DONALD Trump's announcement to run for presidency in June 2015 was met largely with laughter and disbelief. Almost 18 months later, his seismic election victory sends shockwaves through America and again causes people to disbelieve- though there are few laughing this time round...

Democracy Has To Be Democracy

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

The consequences of that could be more catastrophic than anything we have ever known, read or heard. A world without choice and freedom of speech is more terrifying than a world with a voice to whom we, in our millions, are wary.