US Politics

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...

On Democracy and Demagogues

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Let us lift our heads from England's town halls. Let us ignore the governments of Scotland, Wales, and northern Ireland. And let us even, if we can, pay no attention at all to the next mayor of London, one of the greatest cities in the world.

The Evidence That Shows Ted Cruz Might Actually Be An Alien Lizard

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Comedy

US Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has been accused of being many things, from a Canadian to the infamous Zodiac Killer, but si...

Brits Warned Of Travelling To The US Over Fears For LGBT Tourists' Safety

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

The Foreign Office has issued a new warning for British LGBT travellers visiting parts of the United States in light of laws passed in some states. In...

Donald Trump Confuses 9/11 With Major Convenience Store

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Donald Trump managed to mix up his numbers on Monday night, accidentally referring to the 9/11 attacks as taking place on 7/11. The Republican frontr...

Grinding Out a Result: Leicester City And Donald Trump Versus The World

Simon Delaney | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Simon Delaney

One thing's for sure though: both Donald Trump and Leicester City have earned the right to be taken seriously. Which, when you consider their respective starting points, is actually kind of funny...

Trump Gets Unsubtle Warning From Zuckerberg For Choosing 'Hate Over Fear'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK

Mark Zuckerberg has issued a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump as he opened Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference today. The Internet entrepr...

Why the Left Is to Blame for the Rise of Trump

Lauren Fraser | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lauren Fraser

I have no doubt that Trump is not the answer to the very real PC problem we have sweeping across the West. What he is, is a reaction to a problem which is showing no signs of going away. It's time for moderates to get on board and realise that to counter extremists both in politics and in the war zone, we have to speak up and speak our mind.

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.

We Live in the Age of the Ignorant

Robin Lustig | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

This is not a good time to be in the punditry business. It's as well to recognise the fact: none of us has a clue what's going on. Donald Trump? How did that happen? ... Politics in both the US and Europe is getting ugly. So here's another suggestion: let's put teachers and doctors in charge. They could hardly do any worse than the current lot.

If I Had a Vote in the US Race I'd Vote for Marco Rubio, and for Hope Over Anger

Benedict Rogers | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Marco Rubio - for me - is the only contender worth considering. While Trump and Sanders make for an exciting roller-coaster of a race, for the sake of America - and the world - I hope it will be a Rubio-Clinton battle in the end. And if I had a vote, it would go to Rubio, for hope over anger.

Is Social Media Creating an Insult-Culture?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

It's so easy to put this rise in insulting language and behaviour down to the decline of western civilisation. Well, it isn't that easy, but many people do it! However, in my view, the rise of the insult is inextricably linked to social media, specifically Twitter.

This Model Just Gave Us The Maddest Trump Conspiracy Theory Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

Taking a break from London Fashion Week, US-based model Rain Dove dropped by The Huffington Post UK to discuss all things fashion, diversity and of co...

Hillary Clinton is Facing a Campaign That Resembles Wildfire

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Ali Reza Naraghi

Not long ago Hillary Clinton was perceived as the unbeatable candidate, but the notion of her invincibility has been shattered after her lacklustre Iowa caucus performance and her devastating defeat in New Hampshire.

Donald Trump's Attack On 'Disgraceful' Pope Just Spectacularly Backfired

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has branded Pope Francis "disgraceful" for claiming the Republican presidential frontrunner was "not a Christian" over his pledge to buil...

The Secret of Trump's Success (Is Not What You Think)

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Spoiler alert: Trump is actually a moderate who has said some tough-guy things to get the party's right to go along with him. A sheep in wolf's clothing. A conservative in campaign style but a 'wet' in wisdom, an entrepreneur doing what entrepreneurs do best: catering to a huge gap in the market.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Have a Victory, But They Should Lose the War

Erich McElroy | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

These are wacko. Crazy ideas. Things that might sound pretty reasonable here in the UK. Ideas like free university tuition, universal healthcare and raising taxes on Wall Street. And it's because people in Great Britain might think they are reasonable that shows he has clearly gone too far.

2016: A Defining Year for the World?

Hashim Bhatti | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Hashim Bhatti

You're probably thinking what on earth am I going on about, 2016 is just another year in the calendar but it's not. The decisions made this year in both the political, legal and economic spheres will have consequences that are far reaching.

Sanders and Corbyn: More Unites Them Than the Word 'Socialism'

Carl Sacklen | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

I'm no socialist, and I don't live in the USA, but I have been following Bernie Sanders with intrigue since he announced his candidacy for Democrat no...

Lib Dem Peer, 85, Nails Donald Trump Impersonation

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK

Shirley Williams, one of the House of Lords' longest serving peers, has delivered an impression of Donald Trump - and she pretty much nailed it. T...

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...

Answering the Call to Improve America's Voting Experience

Lord Malloch-Brown | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Malloch-Brown

Last month, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. His speech focused on the nation's most pressing issues, including strengthening democracy. Before Congress, guests and the American people President Obama called for making voting easier, not harder, for all Americans.

Donald Trump Completely Misunderstands How The Internet Works - Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech

Donald Trump once again made his voice heard during the last Republican Presidential Debate of the year by tackling that one subject about which he kn...

Everyone Is Ruthlessly Mocking Donald Trump For His Doctor's Note

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Donald Trump today released a bizarre report from his doctor, hoping to buff up his presidential-credentials with testimony that he would be "the heal...

Muhammad Ali Destroys Donald Trump's 'Muslim Plan' In Epic Putdown

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

Muhammad Ali has issued one of his most epic throwdowns yet to those peddling anti-Muslim sentiment, as the backlash over Donald Trump's remarks grows...