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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...

A Week To Go: Final Predictions - Clinton Is On Course for a Narrow Victory

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

Clinton should win the presidency, but not with the margin she would like to project the death of the GOP. She needs to work hard to keep her support base strong and happy - she will need it for the 2020 cycle.

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.

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

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.

The Orlando Shootings Were Homophobic Terrorism, Whether You Like to Admit That or Not

Stephen Donnan | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Donnan

Omar Mateen walked into a gay nightclub and opened fire on the patrons inside there. His actions, whether you want to admit it or not, are homophobic and anti-LGBT in their scope... We won't allow this to be reduced to a terrorist attack against 'the wider community' because it wasn't.

Boris and Donald: The Tale of the Straw-Haired Sociopaths

Dominic Johnson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dominic Johnson

Hijacking the EU referendum and turning it into a proxy leadership contest was almost Shakespearian in the way that it shook his old Etonian confidant's Bremain campaign and overall mandate. And worryingly, it is only the most recent chapter in the tale of a man that will stop at nothing to become Prime Minister. A story that is far, far from over.

Donald Trump: Knowing the Art of Hyperbole

Jamie Lewis | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jamie Lewis

Those who know me, or have read my work before, will know that I can often be outspoken when required. The inclination to speak up, I've often found, ...

Watch Jeb Bush Star In The Saddest Political Moment Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

The US presidential race always throws up moments of pure embarrassment and pleasure but Jeb Bush has topped them all in what has been described as "t...

Donald Trump Showed Why We Need Unlimited Free Speech

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Next time you'll hear somebody urging to censor free speech out of the fear of giving the platform to hateful views, please point to Donald Trump. How else, if not by allowing someone to speak their mind, would we know that somebody is a complete tool?

First Democratic Debate Tonight Answers the Question - Is Hillary a Human?

Erich McElroy | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Even if she manages to check all her luggage Hillary Clinton has the additional burden of proving she is an Actual Human Being. Fairly or not she comes across as an overprotective, secretive, control freak. And in a constant media bubble perception matters. In polls people do see her as experienced, intelligent and super hot (I think she is) but not truthful or relatable.

It's a Wave, It's a Flood, It's the GOP Tsunami! But What Now?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

There won't be an end to political gridlock yet, there's just a movement of the chokepoint from the Senate to Obama's veto. People were very frustrated that nothing got done in Washington the last couple of years, but they should not count on DC becoming a smooth, tough, lean and mean operator just because of one election. Some market friendly decisions now have a better chance of being taken, but politics in general in America will not begin to work better overnight.

US in for a Killer and a Chiller and a Thriller?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

f polls turn out to be right, the last two years of Obama's presidency are set to make the last four look like an age of mutual civility and respect. The GOP will try to repeal many laws that the Obama administration has enacted in the last six years.

Ukip Electoral Success Is Not Good News for Labour

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

A party which bases it's electoral appeal on ignorance and xenophobia should be a punch line, not an election contender... The enemy of my enemy is not my friend. Labour needs to get serious about Ukip. But the only way to do so successfully is not to take them seriously at all.

Republican Governor's Debate In Idaho Featured A Biker, A Cowboy And A Man Called Butch Otter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Anyone bemoaning the standard of political debate in the UK should watch the Republican Party's governor’s debate in Idaho on Wednesday,...

A Chance for Reflection

William Davie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

As the United States recovers from the Government shut down and the fact that the Government nearly defaulted on all its loans, the Republican Party needs to take this opportunity to do some serious soul searching, figure out what its priorities are, and think how it can avoid being wiped out during next year's Midterm Elections.

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...

Gay Marriage Compared To Incest

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Having all but scuppered their 2012 election chances with a succession of less-than-progressive statements about women, rape and contraception you’d...

From Shutdown Crisis to Debt Ceiling Panic

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The current US federal government shutdown - which is more of a slowdown - has merely set the stage for an even more nerve-racking deadline on October 17 when the US will cross their debt ceiling. At most the government could get by for another couple of weeks with $30bn cash on hand, but without a deal the US will in effect be in default in a couple of weeks.

America's Blatant Violation of the Will of the Founding Fathers

Max Sobell | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

It is such a shame that conveniently the religious right feel they can ignore parts of the ideals of the Founding Fathers. What I find more of a shame is that the Republican Party is slowly becoming synonymous with religion and religious values. There are only a handful of moderate Republicans anymore

Is Conservatism in the US, Through?

William Davie | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Despite their last two presidential candidates running on a hard right platform and then losing, the majority of potential candidates for 2016 are those on the far right of the party. Meanwhile moderate candidates who could win, such as Jon Huntsman or Chris Christie, are slammed for being RINOs and too moderate.

American Government - You Get What You Deserve

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Despite the denials of responsibility from both parties, a variety of forces including money, the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision, the Gerrymandering of both safe Republican and Democratic Congressional Districts have resulted in the public's general distrust of Washington.

The Sequester Asteroid Plunges Toward Washington as Congress Gets Out of Town

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The sequester was a legislative tool designed to scare the Congress into doing its job. It clearly seems to have failed to produce this result. If it goes into effect, the sequester means across the board cuts in every agency of federal government with no ability to control what is cut and what is not.

SOTU: Obama's Main Event

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Will it have thrills and spills of a NASCAR race? Or will it have the numbing predictability akin to watching partisan paint drying?

Has the GOP Become the Grand 'Old' Party?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The battle over the Hagel nomination is really a 'proxy war' for control of the Republican Party.