#Democratic Party

Day Four at the Democratic Convention

Diane Abbott | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

This National Convention is all about Hilary. But last night Barack Obama gave his last speech as President of the United States of America to a Democratic National Convention and, as he put it, "passed the baton on" to Hilary Clinton. It was a great speech.

US Election Provides an Opportunity, But Little Chance of a Breakthrough for Libertarians

Carl Thomson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

The US election is shaping up to be the most divisive in modern history, with the electorate seeing both candidates as equally unpalatable. According to a CNN/ORC opinion poll earlier this month, 57% of the public said they felt negatively about Hillary Clinton, while 59% say they hold unfavourable views about Donald Trump.

Report from North Carolina on the HB2 Bathroom Bill

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Echoing history, this month the US Attorney General filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina alleging that HB2, which requires indi...

In Praise of Sanders

Megan Sherman | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sherman

Sanders insists on the alternative to apathy and alienation; grass-roots democracy and civic participation in a vibrant and flourishing campaign. It is the best antidote to Trump: politics with a human face, not politics with cartoon farce.

Seven Ways Trump Follows in the Footsteps of Ronald Reagan

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As we enter the general election Trump will increasingly resemble Reagan in any case, for the same negative claims made against him: that he is an extremist, that the White House is no place for a low-brow entertainer, that he is too unpopular with too many. The revival of the US probably rests on how the people react to that view, just as they did some thirty-five years ago.

How Do You Trump the Trump?

Matt Hawkins | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

Ultimately the saving grace for anti-Trump Republicans might have to come when either Rubio or Cruz drop out of the race, allowing their supporters to combine rather than split their votes. I'm no Republican but for the sake of the tenor of political debate in America, I hope they are able to find an effective counter to the Donald Dynamo soon.

Quo Vadis Latin American Left?

Manuel Barcia | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.

America Needs to Start Talking About Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

This US election it is time for mental health and mental health care in America to come out of the darkness, with approximately 42.5million or 18.1% of American adults suffering from mental illness. There are many issues that are linked to mental health in America, from gun crime to healthcare from the prison system to the police force in the United States.

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

A Simple Guide To Why Washington Came So Close To Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Politics

After 16 days of shutdown and having come within a day of breaching the debt ceiling, Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to reopen the US govern...

Forget Gun Control, Guantanamo and Gay Marriage, The Change Obama Promised Will Be Worth His Every Unfulfilled Ambition

Alastair Carr | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alastair Carr

Obama the "Communist Muslim Atheist" couldn't be more antithetical to the current Republican Party if he tried. He's young, black, unashamedly liberal and actually just as uncompromising as his right wing nemeses.

Ned Simons

Julián Castro: The 'Next Obama' Predicts Texas Will Soon Be Blue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

“I wouldn’t put myself in the same league as President Obama, he is a person of unique talents and abilities, I am content being the mayor of San ...

WATCH: President Obama Cries Thanking Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama teared up as he thanked his campaign staff for their work in getting him reelected. In a video posted on YouTube on Thurs...

Sandy has Changed the Terms of the US Debate

Iain Anderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

for me the key thing is that Sandy has brought front and centre political issues which have not reared themselves in the campaign up until now. Climate change impacts and America's eroding 1950s and 1960s infrastructure - Democratic talking points.

Ned Simons

'We Haven't Ceased To Be Americans'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

“Bare-knuckle him,” Claire Chapwell, whose Ohio vote counts for so much in this election and has lived in London since 2008, encouraged Barack Oba...

Privacy Fears Over Obama And Romney Mobile Apps

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech

President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have both released mobile phone apps for their election campaigns – but experts warn tha...

The US Elections Are A Seven Billion Dollar Scandal

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

To every American citizen that reads this article on Huffington Post and beyond, I just want to plant this thought. $7 billion is currently being spent on nothing more than hot air.

Can Romney Beat Obama in November and be the Next President of the United States?

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

No.But since you asked, and for those of you are not that interested but want to sound like you have been reading the Washington Post everyday, then here is a summary as to why he wont win in ten easy steps...

The Republican Primaries are Identical to the TV Show The Biggest Loser

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

It occurred to me the other day that the Republican Primaries have become identical to the TV show The Biggest Loser. At the start of the Biggest Loser, fat people stand in front of their friends and family, announce they want to lose weight and then troop off to do something about it.

Left vs Right: Can We All Play Nicely Now?

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

According to the Brock University academics, conservative politics serves as a kind of 'gateway' into prejudice against others and basically those with low childhood intelligence were susceptible (read: doomed) to grow-up as racist, God-fearing homophobes.

The Paradox of Conservative Political philosophy in contemporary America

Tony Sobrado | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Conservatism as a political philosophy is difficult to define and locate within a philosophical spectrum. From a traditional standpoint it's more a di...

All Obama Has to Do is to Stand Still

Roifield Brown | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics
Roifield Brown

The numbers are looking up for the President according to the latest polls his approval rating is now up to at 49%. It has risen by seven points in a ...

Small-Picture Thinking

Colleen Becker | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Politics
Colleen Becker

Having spent the summer extinguishing various debt ceiling fires, Obama's team is now reportedly "struggling" to cobble together an employment strategy that will appeal to both Democrats and Republicans.