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Democrats Should Take Heed - Trump's Red Wave Is No Blip

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Reza Naraghi

Donald Trump's red wave changes everything. His rise to power upended the establishments of both parties, dispatching dynastic establishment candidates. His right-wing populist movement mobilized voters against the elites, reminding us it could no longer be dismissed as just a glitch. His surprising victory could herald the end of the global political and economic structures as we know them.

President Trump - What Happens After The Earthquake

Mark Malcomson | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson

Both parties have the Governorships of New Jersey and Virginia to fight in November 2017, which often act as an indicator of what will happen in the midterms. These will be the next acts in an unfolding electoral drama.

Denial's Democracy

David Zeff | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Zeff

Denial is a dangerous thing as anyone confronted with it can tell you. There is no way to argue with someone suffering from it. Disagreeing with a per...

Why Hillary Clinton's Loss Is Still A Gain For Women In Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Neela Bettridge

I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet. I doubt as sophisticated a politician as Clinton would thank us for claiming that her gender was the cause of her defeat. In a way, there's no better demonstration of her leadership qualities than this. She fought a good fight against a tough opponent. She took the risk. She lost. The next woman may win.

Five Big Questions For The Next Year

Adam Isaacs | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

Have a scroll down your twitter timeline and you might find that everyone is still, at worst, professing about the apocalypse, or at best offering election post-mortems based on analysis of pundits who predicted a Hillary cakewalk. Seemingly contrary to popular belief, after Trump's election, the sun did not cease to shine and life has carried on.

How The Information Revolution Delivered Trump To The World

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

In the long run, the prospect of higher global debt levels, a more imbalanced global economy led by the US and the potential for the inflation genie finally to be leaking out its bottle after eight years of unprecedented monetary stimulus is alarming. The coming bust will be the biggest in human history.

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...

Presidential Reflections - A New World Order

Gavin Callaghan | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Callaghan

As the brilliant LBC presenter James O'Brien said this week, by voting for Trump, 'people have voted to make their lives better and others' lives worse.' The same can be said for the people who voted to leave the EU.

The Rising Trump

Njambi McGrath | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Njambi McGrath

The rise and rise of Donald J. Trump proclaimed by some editorials as the 'The End of Western World' was inevitable if not foreseeable for those with ...

Mrs Clinton Deserves No Pity

Dan Holliday | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

Mrs Clinton does not deserve pity. Her own record coupled with an ill-deserved sense of entitlement to the top job in US politics was her undoing. A great deal of Americans however, whether they believed in her or otherwise, do deserve pity.

After Trump, What Next for the Left?

Richard Carr | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Carr

Let's concede something straight off: virtually no one expected this. Not the Trump campaign which, according to CNN, believed it had lost when the early returns started coming in. Certainly not the Clinton campaign, which was about ready to start its victory celebrations when the polls began closing on the East Coast.

'I Don't Care If They Call Me A Dictator'

Jody Sabral | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

When will we be ready to admit the Turkish model has failed? Maybe never for the implications of this admission are too overwhelming to consider, aren't they? Better to voice our concerns and turn the other cheek. We intervene in countries' domestic affairs only when it is convenient for us not for them, and now really isn't the time, is it?

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...

If You Want to Defeat The Donald, Stop Ganging Up On Him

Jan Shure | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jan Shure

Over the course of the 2016 election campaign, Trump seems to have morphed into the living breathing proof of Nietzsche's assertion that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Because despite the most recent outrage dubbed, "Pussy-gate", he is unaccountably still standing.

Alaska: The Republican Party's Last Frontier?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

In many ways, Alaska is the most likely 'strong Republican' state to swing, purely from a mathematical point of view. If Clinton wins this state, it will send a powerful message to the Republicans that no state - even Sarah Palin's - is safe from the Democrats and make their work leading up to 2020 even more difficult.

Clinton Vs Trump - The Electoral College Is Key, Often Misunderstood And Could Be About To Make A Big Shift

Mark Malcomson | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson

If nothing changes at this point, then Hillary could be heading for a win in the Electoral College on a similar scale as Obama. However, if Trump's share of the vote collapses even more, then she could make a seismic change in the way the map looks and the word "landslide" might come into play.

Clinton Vs Trump - Why This Election Is Different

Mark Malcomson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson

The next four weeks can be expected to produce more twists, turns and most likely outrages. The process can be described as horrific, but like a horror film or a bad soap-opera it is hard to avert your eyes and I feel we will be transfixed until the end.

'Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History' - Hillary, Unconventionally Strong And Historic Legacy

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

Martin Luther King. Harvey Milk. Susan B. Anthony What do all of these people have in common? They were all unconventional, viewed as 'problems' and 'troublemakers' in contemporary society. They all faced large, increasing opposition. However, all of them made a difference. Just like the latter Hillary Clinton has already made a difference to the lives of millions...

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?

All Bets on Hillary Clinton

Tommy Gilchrist | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tommy Gilchrist

Unpredictable. But only up to a point. The one thing you can be sure of is that Clinton will continue to hammer Trump on each and every single thing he says and does between now and polling day.

Five Ways Hillary Clinton Has Improved the Lives of Women All Over the World

Beth Gray | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Gray

America now faces a potential future female President who will for the first time have women's rights at the front of her mind. With Clinton set for the most powerful job in the world and with women's rights playing a huge role in her policies who knows how much further she will progress women's rights both in the USA and globally.

Sarah Silverman Forced To Lash Out At 'Ridiculous' Bernie Sanders Supporters

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Sarah Silverman was brought on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening to help build a feeling of unity between rival factions o...

Take Heed America: It Can Happen to You, Too

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

We now have an almost mirror image across the pond of the Brexit battle that just took place in the UK. But is that being cognized and re-cognized? T...

Donald Trump and the Far Right Legacy - Let's Catch Ourselves Before It's Too Late

Nathan Coyle | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

You could argue that is already happening but it's as important as ever that we use the Brexit fallout as medium to have a long hard look in the mirror and constructively address the issues that divide us. Let's catch ourselves before it gets beyond hope and use Donald Trump as an example of what is not wanted here.

'Exactly Where They Should've Been': The Democratic Sit In and Their Passionate Plea.

Sophie Pope | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

As the Democrats continue their fight for progress in the face of so many tragedies, the rest of the world looks on in hope that the United States may finally move forward in their fight against gun violence. I would urge everyone to follow this closely and get on board with the #NoBillNoBreak trend on Twitter, for it is only in numbers that progress is made.