Republican Party

With Increasing Speed, A Key Component Of Donald Trump's Support Base Is Starting To Abandon Him

Ben Cullimore | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

Donald Trump's tenure in the Oval Office seems to reach new depths of despair with each passing week. An inability to score any sizeable policy victories (despite the Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate) mixed with a serious investigation into possible collusion between his campaign team and the Russian government has left the president increasingly weak, isolated and, most damaging of all, deeply unpopular.

Greasing The Wheels: Why The Economist Is So Wrong About Lobbying

Gavin Devine | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

With attitudes like these permeating even those parties that are meant to be the friends of enterprise, the Conservatives in the UK and the Republicans in America, is it any surprise that business is spending more on lobbying?

The US Presidential Succession - What If Trump Actually Went?

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

Would anyone from Trump's world be acceptable given the upheaval that would have happened? Pence is a clever operator and has been very loyal so far, but will do everything he can to ensure that he isn't drawn into the whole mess. However, the all-consuming nature of Donald Trump is unlikely to leave him untarnished.

In Defence Of Obamacare

Ashish Prashar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

There is widespread recognition that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) delivered by President Obama, the Federal Government and Congress created a solution for every American to have health care.

Democracy And The Importance Of Turning Up

Jamie Lambert | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Lambert

We have to turn up, and keep turning up, and show that we believe equally as hard as they do, and that respect and acknowledgement of the rights of our fellow humans, no matter their skin colour, country of origin, gender, sexuality or whatever differences we may have, are the core values of the society we want to live in. Democracy is the single most important construct our society has ever developed and, whilst it has flaws like everything else, it's beautiful, and it works when we turn up.

Theresa May Invokes Thatcher-Reagan Era To Woo Trump

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has stepped up her Donald Trump charm offensive with a call for the US and Britain to join forces to avoid “the eclipse of the West” b...

A Trumpian Deal, And The Path To The Next Financial Crisis

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

American voters, by electing Donald Trump, thought they were voting for more protection, stricter controls, a harder attitude towards Wall Street and more emphasis on the 'real' economy. Trump's transition plans will deliver precisely the opposite.

Trump's Election Compels Teacher To Share Message Of Love With Students

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A school teacher in California has been called “amazing” after she wrote a letter telling minority students they were “loved” following Donald...

In the End, White Working-Class Voters Won The Election For Donald Trump

Ben Cullimore | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

With Trump in the White House and the Democrats out of power for at least four years, the latter now need to formulate a strategy to win back the voters that have deserted them. If they don't, whoever stands in 2020 runs the risk of making the same costly mistakes as Clinton.

President-Elect Trump: Unexpected, But Unsurprising

David Browne | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Browne

If Trump can break the flimsy gate to which the intolerant "tolerant" have appointed themselves guardians, then it's only a matter of time before others who they consider even worse also manage to.

NUS Women's Officer Deletes Twitter Account After Slamming White Women For Trump Win

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An NUS Women’s Officer has deleted her Twitter account after posting a series of messages that appeared to suggest white women were to blame for Don...

Thousands Of American Students Protest Donald Trump's Win Chanting 'Not Our President'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of college students across America have taken to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s election win as President. In California, more tha...

The People's Party, Rural Unrest and the Origins of American Populism

Ben Cullimore | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

Throughout what has been one of the most heated and bitterly divided presidential election campaigns in American history, "populism" has been an ever-present buzzword. Used and abused in an attempt to understand Donald Trump's success, it is a term with roots lying deep within the history of American politics.

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.

My Surname Used To Be Trump - Here's Why I Had To Change It

Dawn Kelly | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Kelly

To say that I hate Donald Trump would be something of an understatement. Like lots of people, I am sick of hearing his bile and seeing his smug, plasticine face plastered over front-pages and television screens. Unlike most however, my reasons run a bit deeper... For 32 years, I shared the same name as him.

Did Ted Cruz Cross The Thin Line Between Opportunism And Populism?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 27.09.2017 | 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?

Donald Trump Is Like A Parasite 'Injected Into Republican Party' Says Strategist

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

Donald Trump is like a parasite that has been injected into the Republican Party and his candidacy could damage the party’s ability to win elections...

The Real Reason Trump Is Behind in the Polls

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

A hundred days is a long time in American politics and anything can happen. But the original plot of saving the GOP from itself will require embellishment it is unclear Trump, by himself, can deliver.

Domain Name Antics in the US Presidential Primaries: A Round-Up

Russell Haworth | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

The humble domain name is a small but significant ingredient in this. It's both a signpost to a candidate's home on the web, and an element of their online brand. At Nominet we have been looking with interest across the Atlantic at all this high-profile domain name related activity, and we think it's high time for a round-up of candidates' domain name strategies.

Ridicule For Trump's Anti-Violence Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics

Donald Trump has accepted the Republican Presidential candidacy with a greatest hits speech focusing on crime, illegal immigration, terrorism and inte...

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

Carl Thomson | Posted 29.06.2017 | 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.

Republicans Must Learn From Britain's Mistakes - Before It's Too Late

Nash Riggins | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

This Brexit vote has got to be a wakeup call for any and all Republicans who are even remotely interested in their own wellbeing. It shouldn't matter how much you claim to despise Hillary Clinton, Democrats, women's rights or universal background checks. Donald Trump's continued demonstrations of economic selfishness and fiscal ineptitude prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he cannot be trusted with America's welfare.

Report from North Carolina on the HB2 Bathroom Bill

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.05.2017 | 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 27.04.2017 | 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 19.03.2017 | 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.