Brexit continues to lie untouched in the dog's breakfast bowl, no more appetising in the cold light of day than it was when the smell started on the n...
As Donald Trump fails to get members of his own party to vote for him are we starting to see the beginnings of a landslide victory for Clinton in November? With a fractured and divided party that are not able to come together behind their candidate, the situation looks like it can only benefit the Democratic nominee whom I am sure will welcome the endorsements of any former Republican Presidents with open arms.
Donald the Bogeyman Trump is not going to become President any time soon. So instead of worrying about this particular fairy story, people might at least worry about something that could feasibly happen - like, say, The Donald's telegenic daughter Ivanka having a run for President.
The threat of the echo chamber is something of a recurring theme at Social Media Week London. In a session on social news, Twitter's Nick Owers assert...
It doesn't matter whether you support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Malcolm Tucker or Kermit The Frog. No politician should receive such a favourable treatment at such a crucial time, when an interview like that can seriously shift the balance in the electorate.
In response to a question about whether the media has covered the substantive issues of the campaign, she said. "Everyone knows where they stand on the substantive issues.You know where Trump stands on immigration and where Clinton stands on immigration." It's a horse race, someone remarked. "People love a horse race," she replied.
To get a perspective on things: There probably wasn't a president in US history who didn't at some point have to put up with health issues. Indeed, a look back reveals that many presidents had been fighting much more severe and in many cases incurable diseases while in office.
Daniel Johnson's lecture is well worth reading in its entirety - and that fresh vision of a positive politics is worth searching for. There is light, if we seek it, to contrast the current grim reality of so much of the world's politics. Let's think what we are for, as well as what we are against.
The Republican candidate, Donald Trump, launched his campaign in a blaze of migrant condemnation, accusing Mexico of sending drug-dealers and rapists into the United States. His rhetoric might have got a bit more sophisticated but he still keeps pushing his proposal to build an 'impenetrable physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall' 2,000 miles along the Mexican border... In May I went with the Extreme World team to the US/Mexican border to investigate the attitudes, views and motivations of the people involved in the issue, from those spending thousands of dollars and risking their lives to cross the border, to the smugglers and traffickers making millions from this massive business to the men and women who are paid to try and stop them.
Yes Ivanka, women work, that is a right we already have in most of the world. And while it never hurts to celebrate that, given her huge influence on a world stage, I think she could probably do with turning to page two in her 'Feminism for Dummies' book.
Herein lies the problem in this case. Hillary's PR team have all the facts. They know her medical history and they know that this kind of collapse may well be a possibility at any time. So why didn't they have a proper statement ready? But more than this, why have they left it so long, many months, to really tackle the growing questions about Mrs Clinton's health?
Liberal democracy in the UK is not in good shape. Fears that our once triumphalist political culture is now falling apart are suppressed. "Uncertainty" serves as stop-gap euphemism for deeper disquiet. There is talk of new opportunities and proud self-determination, much patriotic bravura. But minorities suffer abuse, violence and even murdered, and there are portents of worse to come.
If Jesus was resurrected tomorrow and fed hundreds of impoverished people, like the five loaves of bread and two fish parable, there would probably still be a load of morons on Twitter accusing him of being sexist, racist, 'Islamophobic', not 'inclusive' enough or all of the above.
They are the most innovative generation of totally-wired individuals that the world has ever seen and they have already changed the world. There was no such thing as geek chic when I was at school. And Generation X? Meet you at the cemetery gates, we can settle that score about Oscar Wilde and Keats and Yeats.
Both campaigns have deliberately bypassed rational argument. They play instead to the emotional response of angry people for whom reason no longer makes sense. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle, democracy's critics have warned of the ease with which reason can be subverted and citizens seduced by the false oratory of charismatic leaders.
I still think that Donald Trump might just win the Presidential election. Nationalism is extreme patriotism; a feeling of superiority over other countries. The causes are historic for both the UK and US...many citizens in both the US and UK see their countries as having a 'superior' backstory filled with heroic deeds and victories.