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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."

Trump Won! Get Over It, Metropolitan Liberals

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

An avalanche of post-mortem election analysis is being unleashed. However, much of it seems to operate in a vacuum. There are various critiques of Trump. He may certainly be appalling and objectionable but there is a huge amount of hypocrisy at play here, which needs to be unmasked. Let's take the points one by one.

US Election - We All Need A Plan B

Fran Brosan | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Fran Brosan

I just hope that is not what Hilary Clinton is doing today. Someone who has got that close to being the first female president of the USA clearly isn't stupid. But in my experience, anyone who has a positive Plan B in their sights, one that's both positive and achievable, will be OK.

I Also 'Don't Vote With My Vagina', But Trumps Victory Signals That It's Still Very Much A Man's World

Roisin Kelly | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Roisin Kelly

People ask why women don't report sexual assault, why they are so hesitant in coming forward, here is why: we're living in a world where a man can have a dozen of these cases against him and still be elected President of the United States.

Picking A Team Of Footballing Heavyweights Who Could Make Up a Potential Donald Trump Cabinet

Chris Deeley | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

In an age where military technology is getting increasingly high-tech, America's best line of defence may be in attack - baring their teeth at any country daring to challenge them. Teeth? Geddit? Also, racism.

What's Happened To Sanity In 2016?

Brittany Dawson | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Brittany Dawson

UK, USA - what the fuck is wrong with you? Have you got your heads wedged so far up your iPhone's charging-hole that you can't see the ridiculous decisions you're making?

A Rough Guide To Surviving Trump's Election

Jean Muir | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jean Muir

I will not promise you that everything will be alright and I will not say that your fear and shock is not legitimate. But reach inside of yourself, help someone else, become more accountable for what happens in your world , and you will be surprised at the unexpected outcomes.

All Hail Trump, Bringer Of Armageddon

Seb Reilly | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

When Farage ran for MP at the last General Election he did so in my home constituency of South Thanet. Even though he lost, I saw first-hand the rift created in the community; but Farage is a politician and knows how the system works. Trump is a complete outsider with zero experience, yet he is part of the very crowd he tries to oppose.

Top Student Football Team Gets Season-Long Ban For Rating Female Players On Looks

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Harvard University has suspended its men’s football team after it was discovered they had created a “scouting report” rating the looks of female...

The 200 best protest songs of all time

Neil Durkin | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

It's a totally misleading title of course. This post should really be called something like "A List Of 200 Protest Songs That I've Been Able To Put To...

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.

Too Much Russia On Their Minds

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

The old saying "people who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones" isn't a call to stay silent; but it should be taken as an invocation to avoid hypocrisy if you want your words and actions to carry weight. Double standards have practical consequences.

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.

The Choice Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Joe Moore | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Here we are less than a month until voters in the USA take a decision in one of the most unprecedented elections ever to take place in the 'Land of the Free', a decision on the most powerful leader on the planet, a decision that will have global ramifications.