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If I See One More Post About Trump On Social Media - I Think I'll Explode

Lisa Ives | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lisa Ives

I'm mostly writing this because social media has been ruined for me, and many others like me. If I didn't need it for work I would flounce off in a huff (for at least a week) and refuse to look at my timelines ever again.

Far From Preventing Terrorism, Trump's Iranian Passport Ban Is Creating Dissidence In An Already Loyal Community

Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics
Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin

Last Friday, Donald Trump signed his fourteenth executive order as President, an order purporting to protect American citizens from incoming terror by banning immigrants from high-risk countries from entering the United States.

Why These Seven Muslim Majority Countries? A Marathon Runner's Guide To Middle Eastern Politics, Part 2

Michael Barron | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Michael Barron

The New York Marathon was the first marathon I ran in the USA. That was in 1998. I have two strong memories from that event, aside from the pain of ...

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

President Trump's Banning Order Is An Affront To Civilised Values

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

President Trump banning people from certain countries entering the US has robbed millions of people of their individuality. They are no longer separat...

We Would Stand With You Theresa May, If Only You Wanted Us To

Brittany Dawson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Brittany Dawson

Theresa May must not lie down and allow Trump to trample human rights. After all, in the president's eyes, May must prove herself even more than her male counterparts. So now is the time for her voice to be heard loudly and more supported than ever - we would stand right behind her if only she would stand in front of us.

Letting Trump Visit Leaves Nowhere To Hide

Stephen Mayne | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

He can't let his defeat in the popular vote sit, picking at the wound endlessly. Let him come, and show he's welcome but his views aren't. There'll be no hiding place when everywhere he looks he finds anger, disgust, and dislike. After all, there's nothing a bully hates more than to be made small while everyone watches on.

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...