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Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech In Full

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Below is Donald Trump’s inauguration speech in full: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, f...

Donald Trump's Inauguration Marred By Riots, Tear Gas And Rampaging Protesters

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Anti-Donald Trump protestors have rampaged through downtown Washington DC, smashing shop windows and confronting police. Dressed in black and carrying...

Donald Trump's Secret Service Guy Looked Like He Hated His Singing Last Night

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump got fully into the swing of things at last night’s ‘Make America Great Again’ inauguration concert. His Secret Service guy, less so...

Mourning In America: A Letter To My Countrymen

Kevin Fleming | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Fleming

Dear America, Wow, we just witnessed a mass hypnosis by a master manipulator. A smiling, orange, obese, narcissistic beast wrapping himself in an inh...

Assange 'Stands By Offer To Go To US' Now Chelsea Manning Is Being Released

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stands by his offer to go to the USA now that Chelsea Manning is being released, he has told a press conference. Assa...

How The Frankfurt School Helps Us To Understand Donald Trump's Twitter Populism

Christian Fuchs | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs' new study "Donald Trump: A Critical Theory- and Political Economy-Perspective on Economic Power, State Power and Ideological Power in...

President Donald J. Trump And The Will Of The People

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

After what seems like an eternity since the election, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States this week. Whilst the initial shock of the election result has started to wear off it has been replaced with the smaller, but more frequent shocks of how a Trump Presidency is shaping up.

A Woman Has Died From An Unstoppable Superbug

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

A woman has died after being infected by a strain of bacteria resistant to every antibiotic available in the US. The patient, who was in her 70s, acqu...

In The Name Of Confucius: How China Is Invading Western Universities With Communist Propaganda

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Fifteen years ago, I travelled to Qufu, the birthplace of China's most famous philosopher, Confucius, who lived from 551-479 BC. I had lived in and travelled around China, including Hong Kong, for much of the previous decade and wanted to learn more about the source of so much of Chinese culture's ancient wisdom before returning to Britain.

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

Donald Trump's Terrifying Nuclear Pledge Prompts Fierce, Bleak Reaction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has said America must expand and strengthen its nuclear weapons. In a tweet, Trump appeared to suggest the US should enlarge its arsenal ...

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

'Making America Great Again' Needs To Start With A Cold, Hard Look In The Mirror

Henrietta Moore | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Henrietta Moore

The post-mortem of Donald Trump's surprise victory in the US elections has focused on how the winner's incendiary campaign rhetoric galvanised people ...

The Toll Of Christmas On The Couple Relationship

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

I had two telephone calls this week from friends worried about Christmas. One called to say that she and her husband had invited 12 people - mostly fa...

How To Engage Young People In Politics

Harry Vizor | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Vizor

Blaming young people for not going out and voting for someone who offers them absolutely nothing is totally misplaced frustration. Politicians need to get out to schools, colleges, universities, giving talks and answering questions; this shouldn't just happen around election time either. It is common sense to invest time in young people who will shortly come to voting age. At the very least, why ignore a massive demographic who could potentially help win your party power?

They Can Keep Black Friday

Laura Krippner | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Here we've had mince pies in the shops with a pre-Christmas sell by date, since September and now we've jumped straight to Black Friday. Except we haven't even copied it properly. This random excuse to increase sales has been going on for weeks in advance, it's been repurposed by some retailers as 'black ticket' sales, whatever that's supposed to mean

Trump, Putin And The Illusion Of The Strong Leader

Jenny Mathers | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Despite appearances, Vladimir Putin is not a strong leader, but it takes a willingness and an ability to look beyond the illusion of strength to understand that.

Rise Of America's Ultrapersonal President

Alex Amari | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Amari

Once upon a time in the United States, political parties ruled the political landscape. They internally nominated candidates, mounted campaign operations, and were held collectively responsible for the successes and failures of government. In recent decades, however, the relevance of the traditional two-party system has steadily declined.

Why Trump Won

Adam Hamdy | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm no fan of Donald Trump and I think it's sad that these were the two best candidates the Republicans and Democrats had to offer. However, personal feelings aside, looking at the conversations taking place on social media and the stories that have dominated the alternative news, there seem to be a number of underlying reasons for a Trump victory.

Lefties That Want A Trump Presidency To Bring The System Into Crisis Are Dangerously Naive

Ali Milani | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Milani

I never thought I would hope to see a Hilary Clinton presidency. Yet as election day looms, I find myself hoping the American electorate rejects the divisive and racist rhetoric of the Trump candidacy, and instead chooses the establishment. An establishment that my instincts and political education have taught me to reject and resist.

A Raw Love Affair With The City Of Brotherly Love

Stephanie Holland | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

By far the most European city in the United States with its cafes, markets and even its energy, Philadelphia is worth planning a trip for in itself, although it's only an hour by train from New York, too. In fact many of the city's residents commute to NYC daily for their 9-5.

Is The United States Ready For A Female President?

Jenny Mathers | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

In an election where the nominees of the two main parties are a man and a woman, this was always going to be a major question, even if it is rarely po...

Britain Should Be A Soft-Power Super-Power

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, i...

Brexit - What Next? The Utility Of A Historical Assessment?

Martin Robson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Robson

The historical record shows us that when faced with European economic and political exclusion Britons have tried to achieve their political and economic security through overseas, primarily, transatlantic connections. When we consider recent events in Europe and Europe's near abroad, it is again to those connections that Britain is likely to turn for peace and prosperity.

How Trump 'Constantly Disrupts the News Cycle'

Jackie Kemp | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

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.