USA

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

Police Impunity Isn't Excusive to the United States

Kwame Ibegbuna | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Kwame Ibegbuna

There is no justice for those who have already lost their lives. But there is hope that the perpetrators of those crimes will not be perpetually exonerated. The greatest legacy can be our continued fight to achieve it.

The First Female 'Leader of the Free World'?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Hannah Cottam

Not only was Clinton the first to announce her intentions, just eight years on from her defeat by Obama in the Democratic nomination race, but at this early stage it seems that she is expected to be the frontrunner for the Oval Office, with several US news outlets offering their support.

21-Year-Old Could Get Death Penalty After Boston Bombings Conviction

AP | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old former college student, has been convicted of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings - by a US jury that now must decide w...

This Is What Freedom Looks Like After 30 Years On Death Row

AP | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

A man freed after 30 years on death row has said those who convicted him of double murder will "answer to God" after the sole piece of evidence agains...

Woman 'Hooked On Booty Shots' Dies After Fourth Buttock Enhancement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

A 34-year-old mother has died after allegedly receiving her fourth illegal buttock enhancement. Dallas Police are investigating the death of Wykesh...

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.

The United States of America Questions the Credibility of the European Union

Andrew Duff | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Duff

The prospect of Brexit has not yet sunk in. If Cameron is still prime minister after the British election on 7 May and then calls a referendum on leaving the EU watch out for truly scandalised Americans.

These People Actually Had To Be Warned Not To Jump Into The Snow In Their Pants

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Comedy

The mayor of snow-hit Boston has been forced to step in after residents started sharing videos of themselves jumping into huge piles of the white stuf...

Crazy Video Of Gunman's Carjacking Spree Looks A Lot Like 'Grand Theft Auto'...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

Police helicopter footage and smartphone camera images obtained by KTLA News show the harrowing tirade of a "maniac" gunman who was shot by police aft...

USA Guide: New Orleans Highlights

Zahra Razavi | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Land of cheap drinks, seedy clubs, greasy takeaway restaurants - no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a few nights spent on the city's most notorious street. There's lots on offer and lots to see but planning is crucial or you'll likely be roped into all sorts of expensive mischief.

Mysterious Ring Of Lights Spotted Over Arizona (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

Either large flocks of birds are now wearing bicycle lights for added safety or something odd is happening in the US. For the second time in 12 mon...

Who is to Blame for the Plummeting Oil Prices?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Saudi Arabia is not under any obligation to cut its production to help Iran, Venezuela, Russia or the US frackers in Texas and North Dakota. It suits Saudi Arabia if the frackers and shale oil producers are driven out of business.

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

The Top Five All-American Activities

Amy Baker | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

There is only one thing that I find brings cheer at this wretched time when it feels like it's dark again before you've really even opened your eyes. Planning your next holiday!

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Torture Is Torture - Regardless of Who Does It

James Snell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
James Snell

Some of these horrors make agonising reading - but it is incorrect to say that they defy description. In the cold, expressionless language of the Senate report, even blunt, mechanical phrases can contain the key to understanding a world of pain. 'Rectal feeding' is one. 'Stress position' is another. Through reams of inert prose, an appalling picture of abuse is built up and solidified.

Peshawar Killers Must Be Brought to Justice

Kamran Hussain | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Kamran Hussain

The massacre of 142 people of which 132 were Pakistani children is absolutely inhumane. Many more are critically injured and we can expect to see the death toll rise. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Peshawar to the families of the victims is unimaginable.

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Kay Smythe | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

Your campaign is beautiful and I am a firm supporter but the truth is that even if our tiny little island nation legalises every narcotic, psychedelic and hippy plant there will still be hundreds of thousands of kidnappings, mass murders and mutilated, decaying bodies left in the streets across Central, South and North America.

When Cities Have Skin in the Game

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

What is that makes a city a successful place to live, work and grow our families? The answer does not come easily and cannot be searched online. It is one of those dimensions of life that cannot be measured by economic indicators or employment figures. It needs more.

Why One Perdue Chicken Farmer Broke the Conspiracy of Silence

Philip Lymbery | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

In 1992, Craig went into chicken farming to feed his family and be his own boss. He soon found he was anything but. And, after 22 years of farming, he has done something no one has done before. He gave us, two long-standing animal welfare advocates, unrestricted access to his farm where he raises chickens for US poultry giant Perdue...

Five Differences Between Eating in UK and USA (NYC)

Sian Breslin | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

I've just come to New York for my first trip to USA. After a week exploring this great city, I think I'm ready to give you my initial thoughts on how I see eating is different between UK and USA (specifically NYC).

NFL Expansion: How It Could Happen

Jack Target | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Sport
Jack Target

The chances of expanding the league looks like it won't happen, at least for a long time. For a number purists out there the league is set perfectly of eight divisions of four in two conferences. But what if we did have an expansion? How would it work? How many teams would be needed to make it work? What cities would be awarded a franchise?

Black Friday Sales - A Fine Example of Unadulterated Capitalism

Dilly Hussain | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Everyone loves sales. Whether it's the latest Xbox game, kitchen appliance or electronic gadget, people are always looking for bargains, especially during the run up to Christmas. But there's a stark difference between lining up for Boxing Day sales and the animalistic behaviour witnessed last week during the "Black Friday" sales...

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?