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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...

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.

Poll: How Drunk Would You Have to Be to Shag Donald Trump?

Jenny Paul | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Jenny Paul

The star of this grotesque circus is wealthy older man Donald Trump; who believes that being a famous, rich, white, racist, sexist qualifies him to be voted in as the 45th President of the United States during the election this November, while masterfully showcasing all that is wrong in the land of the free at the moment.

March 15th: Forcing Four Into Three?

Mike Jakeman | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics
Mike Jakeman

March 1st, or Super Tuesday, confirmed the breadth of Donald Trump's support in the Republican nomination race: he won in the moderate north-east, the...

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.

John Oliver Has A Surprisingly Graphic Description Of Donald Trump's Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Comedy

In the wake of last week's incredibly popular take-down of Donald Trump, John Oliver couldn't resist commenting again after Trump openly claimed to ha...

Trump Tweets 5 Stages Of Grief Backwards After Iowa Defeat

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

Donald Trump - the man who was supposed to be taking the Republican's road to the White House by storm - suffered a humiliating defeat to rival Ted Cr...

8 Reasons Ted Cruz Is More Terrifying Than Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

As this year's race towards the White House enters its crucial caucus stage, the shock of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump losing to Senator Ted Cr...

A Ban on Trump Would Help Nobody - and Hinder Discussions We Need to Have

David Browne | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

If we really wanted to challenge Trump's views, we would be inviting him here, and turning up to question him and show him that we don't support him - and maybe manage to change his mind just a little in the process.

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.

An Englishman in the Dark: Musings on the Next President of the United States

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'll hold my hands up and admit it. I'm no fan of Hillary Clinton. Barring a massive shift in opinion, she's going to be the Democrats' nomination for the next U.S. President. But as much as I find her unconvincing, I'm not going to write about the Democrat race because we already know the result. Sorry Bernie Sanders, but unless Hillary falls under a bus, you're not getting it.

Donald Trump: The Drunk Uncle Who Really Needs to Go to Bed

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Trump's rhetoric is increasingly dangerous and divisive. Trump might claim he is simply 'telling it how it is.' That's not true. He is telling it how he sees it, and how he sees it, is not how it is. Trump is harming decent people through some warped sense of reality. And his platform keeps growing. We can't continue to laugh awkwardly. It is time to take the drunk, offensive Uncle to bed.

'Muricans' Not Happy As British Host 'Wins' Republican Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK

Forget Donald Trump, the winner of last night's Republican presidential debate may well have been "the British guy". The debate failed to produce a...

The Conspiracy Theorist-In-Chief

Paul Vale | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Trump and Carson are exploiting a very American flavor of disgruntlement -- the obsessed, conspiratorial mindset of a pocket of the population besieged by paranoia and a fear of the hidden hand. Whereas the billionaire property tycoon is peddling empty optimism, Carson's campaign has the hue of an Internet comment board.

How Many Republicans Does It Take to Run for President? More Than It Probably Should

Erich McElroy | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Compared to UK politics in particular, this leadership contest gives new definition to the idea of fringe candidates. For those who think Jeremy Corbyn is the fringe of his party, when compared to this lot, he looks a diehard Royalist.

Holocaust Could Have Been Stopped If Jews Were Armed, Ben Carson Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

Adolf Hitler could not have slaughtered six million Jews if German citizens were allowed guns, according to a man hoping to become president of the Un...

Someone Added The New Snapchat Updates To The Republican Presidential Debates And It's Wonderful

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Unless you were under a rock yesterday, you probably saw the new Snapchat updates which use face tracking to add some cool new effects, such as vomiti...

Corbyn, Trump: More in Common Than They Would Admit

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Britain now economically one of Europe's strongest nations, unemployment down and inflation at record lows, Corbyn's tax and spend plan would send the UK back to the days when the wealthy would leave for tax havens abroad. And the nation would sink into debt and even currency devaluation.

A Fearless 9-Year-Old Has Exposed Donald Trump's True Superhero Identity

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, playboy and owner of an eponymous empire, has confirmed that he is in fact ‘Batman’, a billionaire busi...

Countdown to Paris: Lessons from Obama

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's not often that one of the world's biggest polluters fills me with hope that we can tackle climate change. But yesterday President Obama showed leaders around the globe what climate action looks like, and his timing couldn't be better.

Watch Donald Trump Call A Wheelchair User Journalist A 'Jerk' Who 'Just Sits There'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, lambasted a columnist in a wheelchair for being a "jerk" who "just sits there" during an interview on...

The 10 Craziest Lines From Donald Trump's US Presidency Bid Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

US property magnate and toupée-extraordainaire Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he would run for US President (again). The 69-year-old delivered...

Jeb Announces Run For The White House (And Don't Call Him Bush)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Jeb Bush finally announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, promising to “fix” America should the e...

Why Cameron Is Right to Refuse an All Inclusive Televised Debate

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

While the broadcasting establishment may think they are being clever calling out Cameron and becoming the story, they are really cooking up even more voter dissatisfaction. Inclusive government, not inclusive TV debates, is the key.

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.