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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.

Hillary Clinton's Team Needs To Act - Fast

Paul Blanchard | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

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?

South Sudan Crisis: A Failure Of A Half-Hearted International Community?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Responsibility for the unfolding disaster in South Sudan can also be laid at the door of the international community. The United States, for instance, was instrumental in pushing for its independence, but was not prepared for the long term commitment required to build a functioning state.

'Talk to Me' by Qasim Rashid Is a Wake-up Call for America Today

Tahir Nasser | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

I'll admit that I picked up Qasim Rashid's latest book "Talk to Me" with a little apprehension. I had no fear of the quality of his writing. My appreh...

Britain and the US: Is It Really a 'Special Relationship'?

Emily Stacey | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

For decades, Britain and the United States have formed a loyal alliance: the Anglo-American Alliance, the Anglo-American Partnership, call it what you...

What Effect Would a Trump Presidency Have on the 'Special Relationship' Between Britain and the United States?

Lewis Barton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

You'd like to think that a Trump presidency could not possibly end a friendship that has spanned over one hundred years and two World Wars. Yet, it's very clear that the policies Trump is currently proposing would put America at great odds with their closest ally...

News Anchor Brilliantly Explains Why Trump's Words Are Coming Back To Haunt Him

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

An American news anchor has expertly laid out how Donald Trump's rhetoric has heightened the threat of violence at his campaign events. Rachel Maddow ...

What Would Happen If 'The Donald' Became President?

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

The Donald is now the official front-runner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Yes I know. So let's suppose that we are...

Shake Ya Ass, But Watch Yourself! On Beyonce

David McAlmont | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Some African American writers are instructing Beyonce that if she is going to have a butt that she should not shake it while preaching a serious message. Really? Well, to them I would say consider this: every time I see that butt I think that had a particular school of bigotry lurched in that particular butt's direction it might well be six feet under having had its full butt shaking potential annihilated. As James Brown once sang, "Shake ya ass, but watch yourself..."

110-Year-Old Woman Gives Interviewer Ultimate Shade

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.02.2016 | UK Comedy

A supercentenarian with a penchant for whisky refused to play ball with a television reporter, by throwing blistering shade on attempts to coax a conv...

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...

The Oregon Standoff: When We Mistake Terrorism for Protest

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Vidhya Ramalingam

Many have focused on how inaction of authorities in Oregon highlights racial biases and double standards in police use of force and counter-terrorism in the United States. But one of the most dangerous outcomes of inaction against violence is the legitimacy we implicitly lend it. Let's not mistake terrorism for protest.

'Making A Murderer' Has Convinced 230,000 People To Take Action

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been spurred into action after watching the captivating Netflix crime documentary 'Making A Murderer'. ...

Huge Elephant Seal Refuses To Budge During Stand-Off With Rescuers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A 900-pound elephant seal has been tranquilised and returned to the wild after blocking traffic on a California highway for two days. The animal at...

War Is Not the Solution - It Is the Problem

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

Parliament has voted for war in Syria. France has declared three months of a martial state of emergency. Brussels has been in lock-down. Cameron descr...