US Presidential Election

7 Reasons Facebook's 'Russian Ads' Revelations Are Bad News For Trump And America

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK

Facebook has revealed that hundreds of fake accounts most likely run from Russia spent around £75,000 on ads to stir up divisive issues during the 20...

Will America Under Trump Become A Greek Tragedy?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

America is a mature democracy now led by a president who may have bitten of more than he can chew. In this respect the nation seems to be acting out t...

Brexit And The Presidential Election: How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do Now?

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Following both events, and that sense of disorientation, disbelief and alienation, we now hear it said that we must accept that "the people have spoken", so stop moaning. I wonder. Have you, the people, spoken? All of you? And to whom?

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...

A Letter To Hillary Clinton

Johanna Higgs | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

I wanted to write you a short note Hillary, to say thank you. I want to thank you for being such a wonderful example to all women of just what is possible for us to aspire to.

Facebook Bans Fake News Sites After Election Controversy - Is It Too Little Too Late?

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Facebook has followed the lead of Google and banned fake news sites from using its advertising network. This comes hot on the trail of public scrutiny surrounding the social network's unwitting proliferation of articles containing false information.

Donald Trump Reaction: The World As We Know It Is A World That Never Was

Craig Berry | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Craig Berry

The world will become more illiberal as a result, but we must not overlook the extent to which liberalism had only become selectively embedded in world order to begin with due to its hitherto compatibility with American imperialism. Trump's election may in future be seen as a decisive break with liberalism, but the earlier turn to neoliberalism had already signalled that liberalism and American imperialism had become increasingly incompatible.

What The US Presidential Election Result Tells Us About the Failures Of Big Data Analytics And Neoliberalism As Big Data Capitalism

Christian Fuchs | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Fuchs

Big politics is big data. That is at least what we are today often led to believe. A study estimates that in the third US presidential election debate...

Trump Won Because Political Communicators Failed

Paul Blanchard | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

I'm in New York and Donald J Trump has just won the presidential race. To say people in this city are surprised is a typical British understatement. They are shocked to the core. Numb, reeling, in tears. I'm upset and angry too. But to many Brits here in the US, and across the world, it's not such a surprise...

The Emotional Stages Of Watching The US Election Results Unfold, As Told By Cats

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The US election results are in and a large proportion of the world is in meltdown. But don’t worry, your friendly internet saviours are here. To he...

Why Clinton Got Trumped

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

Because, America is not Berkeley University. America cannot be controlled with trigger warnings about microagression. America cannot be restrained under a fragile tyranny of political correctness. America cannot (and should not) bear the great white guilt and hence, they have voted in a great white shark. America has spoken today and the verdict is out.

Exclusive: German Author Of 'Dear Americans' Viral Message Says Rise Of Trump Made Him 'Physically Sick'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics

The German author of the viral ‘Dear Americans’ note warning of the parallels between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump has revealed feeling “physic...

Nigel Farage Should Be A Pariah For Supporting Trump

Jonathan Rimmer | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Rimmer

Trump's behaviour towards women should alone enough to never support anything he ever does. But there are also the small matters of him calling Mexicans rapists, inciting violence against protesters, supporting Nazi-style checks on Muslims and making various other proclamations usually reserved for depraved war criminals. Nigel Farage supports this man - and he doesn't just think he's the lesser of evils, he's travelled to America to appear on stage with him and endorsed him again this week on radio. Whatever you think of Ukip, they're still one of the UK's biggest mainstream parties with millions of voters. That the party's foremost figure is in league with an evil extremist barely seems to been acknowledged.

Donald Trump: Thanks For All The Shock

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Fiona Hotston Moore

What a ghastly spectacle the American presidential election has become: Tawdry, tendentious and abusive. And how we love it. This really has been the...

Trump Is the Ultimate Reality TV Villain

Seb Reilly | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

As I'm not a US citizen, I hold no political affiliation with either Democrats or Republicans. I cannot vote in the election, all I can do is observe. Either the US will continue the forward step taken with Barack Obama and put a woman in the Oval Office for the first time, or it will take a huge leap back by electing a spray-tanned failed businessman who lies constantly. Whichever way it goes, I will be watching.

New Tapes Show Trump Saying 35 Is 'Check-Out Time' For Women And His Daughter Is 'Voluptuous'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK

The storm over Donald Trump’s views on women is set to intensify after the married US presidential hopeful allegedly said he’d have “no problem...

Farage Thinks Trump's Comments About Groping Women Are 'Alpha Male Boasting'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK

Interim Ukip leader Nigel Farage has waded into the crisis engulfing Donald Trump’s US presidential bid, insisting the Republican candidate’s obsc...

Daniel Radcliffe Exposes How Donald Trump Is 'Conning' The Public With 'Hatred'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Daniel Radicliffe has revealed he is “terrified” about the prospect of Donald Trump becoming US president and skewered him for “conning” the p...

Donald Trump Jr Posted A Really Stupid Tweet About Skittles And Now People Are Mocking Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Comedy

Continuing his father’s legacy of bigoted fearmongering and borrowing memes from white supremacists, Donald Trump Jr posted a tweet on Monday night ...

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.

Sadiq Khan Uses Feminist Hashtage To Congratulate Hillary Clinton On Historic Win

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan has congratulated Hillary Clinton for making history by becoming the first woman presumed to lead a major political party into a Presidenti...

Who Wants Billy Flynn as President?

Caroline Feraday | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Feraday

As a Brit living in the United States, I have an up-close but outsider's view of their presidential campaign. What started as a ridiculous joke has become a serious, stark and terrifying reality - Donald Trump COULD be president of the United States, and seemingly no one can hear the little boy shouting that the emperor has no clothes on.

Sanders Might Not Win the Battle, But He's Won the War

Matt Hawkins | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

Like Obama before him Sanders has fundamentally changed the way campaigning is done and enfranchised a whole community of people who will never again be satisfied with only having a voice every time a politician needs their vote at election. He has successfully raised awareness of the crooked nature of the political system and awakened Americans to the possibility of much bigger change than that being offered by Clinton.

Mitt Romney Reads Mean Tweets About Himself From Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Fresh from a recent spat in which former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney totally destroyed Donald Trump in a speech in Salt Lake City, J...

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...