2016 Presidential Election

2016: A Year In Review From A Rainbow-Coloured Perspective

Timothy Graves | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Timothy Graves

Perhaps many of us will be glad to see the back of 2016. But it's important to differentiate between national/international events and the events in our own individual lives, many of which, hopefully, will be positive.

2016: The Year We All Became Experts

Nick Gold | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Gold

It is up to us to couple the expert opinion with our own accumulation of information in order to reach our own individual ideas, achieve our own success and attain fulfilment in any area that we choose to turn our minds to.

In the End, White Working-Class Voters Won The Election For Donald Trump

Ben Cullimore | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

With Trump in the White House and the Democrats out of power for at least four years, the latter now need to formulate a strategy to win back the voters that have deserted them. If they don't, whoever stands in 2020 runs the risk of making the same costly mistakes as Clinton.

What Will Trump's Global Effects Be?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

There is the possibility that Trump will be able to fulfil President Bush's aim of a "Europe whole and free and at peace" but Trump's intermittent personality and radical approaches to ethnic minorities in the US induces more fear in both the US and the UK. The only way we can approach the next four years is by "keeping calm and carry(ing) on."

Obama And Trump Speeches Side-By-Side Show How Much Has Changed In Eight Years

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

Eight years ago, Barack Obama signalled a new era of hope and change with a presidential acceptance speech that was widely-praised and went down in th...

Hundreds Gather Outside US Embassy To Protest Trump's Victory

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK

Hundreds of anti-racism protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London on Wednesday night following Donald Trump’s victory in the US president...

Black Mirror Creators Compelled To Clarify We Are NOT Living In An Episode After Trump's Win

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

Donald Trump is going to be the president of the United States of America. Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, it seems like it could be an episode of...

Hillary Clinton Is A Lizard And 7 Other Batsh*t Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

The US presidential election has seen all matter of mud slinging between the candidates but some of the claims made about Hillary Clinton are beyond b...

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

The People's Party, Rural Unrest and the Origins of American Populism

Ben Cullimore | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

Throughout what has been one of the most heated and bitterly divided presidential election campaigns in American history, "populism" has been an ever-present buzzword. Used and abused in an attempt to understand Donald Trump's success, it is a term with roots lying deep within the history of American politics.

Jeremy Paxman Explains Trump Vs Clinton For Brits, Insults The Hell Out Of Both Of Them

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK

Ahead of last night’s BBC Panorama episode on the US Presidential election, Jeremy Paxman gave his succinct and typically blunt appraisal of Trump v...

The Choice Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Joe Moore | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Here we are less than a month until voters in the USA take a decision in one of the most unprecedented elections ever to take place in the 'Land of the Free', a decision on the most powerful leader on the planet, a decision that will have global ramifications.

The American Presidency: Has The Institution Lost Sight Of What It Really Means To Be The Executive?

Sherina Rathor | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

It truly does seem as if the institution has lost sight of its original intentions and that it has become more political and less savoury. The Presidency should not just be about policy, but policy change. It should not just be about carrying on prior or personal agendas, but it should be about pioneering and gearing up the next generation. The aim should be positive, innovative and inspiring.

After The First Debate, The US Presidential Election Continues To Provide Terrifying Entertainment

Stephen Mayne | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

She might not be loved, but she has plenty of qualities and is no Trump. Hopefully enough people will realise this before November. Besides, it's more fun to watch the debates, popcorn at hand, when the threat of disaster doesn't hang so heavily over the show.

Did Ted Cruz Cross The Thin Line Between Opportunism And Populism?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

On 23 September 2016, US Senator Ted Cruz, one of the most ferocious republican opponents and runner-up of Donald Trump during the Republican primary, announced that he was eventually endorsing him. Why endorsing him so late? Why endorsing him at all?

Hillary Clinton's Past Is a Testament to Her Character

Daniel Weeks | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Hillary has made mistakes along the way, as she herself admits. So have I. She has made compromises I wish she never made. But that does not stop me from celebrating #HistoryMade in Philadelphia and believing fervently that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, must be the next President of the United States.

Democracy: The Choice Between a Far-Right Demagogue or a Corporate Criminal

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

As Bernie Sanders' brave campaign looks to have come to an end, Americans are left with a choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - a nightmare for ...

The Trump Threat - Real or Hype?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

A plethora of political risks threatens the global economy. One of them is the potential US presidency of Donald Trump. Opinion polls indicate a 46/43 division to the benefit of Hillary Clinton, but she too, is not very popular with voters, as a result of which it is not unthinkable that Trump may overtake her...

What Effect Would a Trump Presidency Have on the 'Special Relationship' Between Britain and the United States?

Lewis Barton | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

You'd like to think that a Trump presidency could not possibly end a friendship that has spanned over one hundred years and two World Wars. Yet, it's very clear that the policies Trump is currently proposing would put America at great odds with their closest ally...

Re: Donald Trump

Sophie Bauer | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Bauer

Whatever you think of Donald, let's just admit one thing: every vaguely liberal human person out there bloody loves him. It is like we have been suffo...

Donald Trump Supporters Pledge Allegiance With Rather Ill-Advised Hand Gesture

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.03.2016 | UK

This... Donald Trump makes members of his Orlando crowd raise their right hands and swear to vote in the primary. pic.twitter.com/EVenRilJrV— Jen...

Canada Issues A Message To Ask America To Get Its Sh*t Together

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Comedy

The nation of Canada has issued a video message to the people of America as the entire company seems to be going further and further off the deep end....

Donald Trump Wins Big On Super Tuesday, But Republican Rivals Cling On

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics

Donald Trump took a step towards snatching the Republican nomination for president from the party establishment today with big wins across the Super T...

The Secret of Trump's Success (Is Not What You Think)

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Spoiler alert: Trump is actually a moderate who has said some tough-guy things to get the party's right to go along with him. A sheep in wolf's clothing. A conservative in campaign style but a 'wet' in wisdom, an entrepreneur doing what entrepreneurs do best: catering to a huge gap in the market.

This Guy Says He's 'Mixed-Race'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics

“We’re all mixed-race people.” So said a former president on the 2016 campaign trail in Memphis on Monday. Bill Clinton, possibly the whites...