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In A Post-Truth Society, Does It Matter That The Trump Dossier Is Unverified?

Emma Rosen | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Emma Rosen

Buzzfeed's decision flies in the face of journalistic ethics, standards and tradition and is against everything that many in the industry stand for. This explains the mass denouncement of the editorial choice over the unsubstantiated publication by virtually every major news organisation. In practically any other circumstances they would be right to do so.

Making Enemies, President Trump And The Zeitgeist

Benjamin David | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Politics
Benjamin David

Donald Trump has been inaugurated as president of the US, a country now awash with 'unpresidented' uncertainty and a dithering moral identity. Indis...

The Presidency Of Donald J. Trump: Act One, Scene One

Euan Healey | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Lights up. As I'm writing this, Donald J. Trump has been the 45th President of the United States for around an hour. The world is reeling from a pres...

Time For Trump Town

Darren Murphy | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Darren Murphy

These are early days. Donald Trump has a serious job to do and we should wish him well in doing it - if only for selfish reasons. Personally, I wanted Hillary to win but that was not to be. It will take time for us all to adapt to the new President and his way of working. But now, like President Obama said at his final press conference, we should be optimistic: "we're going to be OK".

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...

Why America Needs To #UniteNotFight

James Barber | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
James Barber

At the 74th Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep won plaudits for what many have called an 'inspiring' call to action against Donald Trump. But to me, it was a stupid, petty, pointless thing to do.

Will We See Joe Biden As President In 2020?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Cuaycong

With countless quintessential memes of Joe Biden and President Obama's bromance plastered all over the Internet, America's commander in chief for the past eight years has been met with exceeding popularity to run for Presidency in 2020.

Schools As Businesses - Trump's Education Policy

Kate Robinson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

Donald Trump isn't known for keeping his cards close to his chest, but although President-elect Trump has loose lips for most things, education is not one of them. Therefore what little we do know will be key to figuring out what education will look like in America over the next four years.

Lifting The Veil On Hollywood Journalism

A.L. Gaylin | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
A.L. Gaylin

In truth, there were lines we weren't allowed to cross, not so much because The Star had any particular moral compass or even because the powers-that-be were afraid of getting sued. It was more a matter of sales: there were certain stories people simply didn't want to read.

Donald Trump Hijacks Christmas

Nick Abbot | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Would you like a white Christmas? Of course you would, but it may not be available because of climate change, which as any Trump follower will tell yo...

A Broken Nation That Needs Unity And Understanding

Joe Moore | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency of the United States and thus the most powerful job on the planet sent shock-waves around the world. His election was a result that opinion polls and many people did not expect, to the point where some believed that the election would be a landslide for Hilary Clinton.

The World I Believe In

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I felt betrayed, anxious and alone. Despite having lived in seven different countries around the world, I have never felt so unwelcome as I did on the day the vote results were announced. I was so ready to pack up the bags and leave.

Making Digital Comedy Amongst A Whole Load Of Cat Videos

Noah James | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Noah James

Short, shareable and preferably cute kitty cats... that's what resonates with the social media generation. And who doesn't want that cute, furry escap...

Denial's Democracy

David Zeff | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
David Zeff

Denial is a dangerous thing as anyone confronted with it can tell you. There is no way to argue with someone suffering from it. Disagreeing with a per...

A Trumpian Deal, And The Path To The Next Financial Crisis

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

American voters, by electing Donald Trump, thought they were voting for more protection, stricter controls, a harder attitude towards Wall Street and more emphasis on the 'real' economy. Trump's transition plans will deliver precisely the opposite.

In the US, The Death Penalty Has Now Become A Way of Life - Is There Any Hope?

Sam Mottahedan | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Mottahedan

Is there any hope? For now, hope seems to lie in the work of those tireless advocates who in the absurdly mundane visitation room at Polunsky courageously play the roles of social worker, friend and champion in an increasingly unforgiving world. Most of all, hope lies behind the soundproof glass, where human beings, continue to endeavour at living a meaningful life ...

How Does The UK Television Industry Equal Its US Counterpart?

Gemma Scarascia | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Scarascia

Most things are bigger in America: portion sizes, buildings, roads, the TV industry. Bigger, however, does not always mean better. The problem is, in the case of the television industry, it does.

How to Talk to Americans These Days

Toni Hargis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

In case you've been under a rock or stranded on an island with no bandwidth, first off - oh how I envy you! Second, there has been a bit of an electio...

Something Within Keeping It Great

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sonja Lewis

It is still a great country, as a close friend reminded me recently. I can vouch for that. But here's the thing: greatness comes with an admission of mistakes, a campaign to make reparation and the willingness to remember, if only for the purpose of avoiding previous mistakes. Moving forward, politics has to be about keeping America great. That's the spirit!

Five Reasons Winter In Aspen Snowmass Is Perfect For Family Travel

Black Tomato | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

It may be famed for its slopes, but there is so much more to Aspen than first meets the eye. With off-slope activities galore, an impressive array of ...

Why Women Are Hurrying To Get The IUD

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

In the hustle and bustle of women on the internet encouraging others to go and get an IUD before Trump's inauguration on the 20th of January in 2017, as a woman, it's still important to weigh up the pros and cons of this form of contraception...

My Unpolitical Political View

Stephen Bailey | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

With everything happening in the world at the moment, I think it is really important that we are kinder to each other, that we take the time to try and understand each other. I've got a feeling we could have a tricky few years ahead.

Trump: My Hopes, Fears, Prayers And Reflections

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The immediate consequences of the US election result have been chilling. In Moscow, Beijing and Pyongyang, as well as among Islamic extremists and Burma's Buddhist nationalists, and in almost every authoritarian regime in the world, there have been celebrations. May President-elect Trump prove us all wrong...

Democracy Has To Be Democracy

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

The consequences of that could be more catastrophic than anything we have ever known, read or heard. A world without choice and freedom of speech is more terrifying than a world with a voice to whom we, in our millions, are wary.

What Will Trump's Global Effects Be?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

There is the possibility that Trump will be able to fulfil President Bush's aim of a "Europe whole and free and at peace" but Trump's intermittent personality and radical approaches to ethnic minorities in the US induces more fear in both the US and the UK. The only way we can approach the next four years is by "keeping calm and carry(ing) on."