Nick Purves

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The Fight for Women's Rights in America's South

(1) Comments | Posted 26 November 2012 | (19:13)

This year's American presidential election was supposed to have been about the economy, a referendum on how whether president Obama had done enough to revive America's economic fortunes after the crash of 2008. Then Missouri congressman Todd Akin chose to give his views on the issue of abortion. His shudderingly...

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What an Obama Victory Means for the Rest of the World

(7) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (06:24)

Four years ago, when president Obama was elected, the feeling amongst his supporters was one of exhilaration and they were exuberant about the possibilities that lay ahead. This year, the prevailing feeling is one of relief. An election that has been fuelled by fear and cynicism means that Obama's supporters...

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Who Will Be Running for the Republicans in 2016?

(16) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (23:00)

Following on from looking at who will be running for the Democrats in four years time, these are some of the likely Republican contenders in the event of a Romney loss. If he does lose this year, it is highly improbable that he'll run again. Taking into account his previous...

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Who Will Be Running for the Democrats in 2016?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2012 | (16:04)

Whichever party wins the 2012 presidential election, it is likely that both the Democrats and the Republicans will be looking for new candidates in 2016. What state the country and the economy will be in are uncertain. The midterm elections of 2014 as well as the different senatorial and gubernatorial...

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Generation 2012: How America's Youth Went From 'Yes we Can!' to 'Yeah Whatever'

(1) Comments | Posted 22 October 2012 | (21:49)

In a car park surrounding the football stadium belonging to the University of Virginia, a lone DJ works a pair of decks, keeping a steady mix of house music booming out of the speakers. On each side of him are tented stalls manned by volunteers who are encouraging the university's...

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How Will Spain Evolve?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2012 | (15:55)

Spain's triumph at Euro 2012, becoming the first team to win three consecutive international tournaments, was not only based on technical excellence, tactical flexibility and a desire for repeated success. It was also due to consistency of selection. Of the players who started the Euro 2012 final, six were in...

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Where in the World is Jerome Taylor?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 May 2012 | (13:38)

After the West Indies' defeat at Trent Bridge, questions will be asked about why the tourists are unable to assemble a side that can pose a meaningful threat to the hosts. The West Indies have shown plenty of spirit in both matches with Chanderpaul, Sammy and Samuels all grafting composed...

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How Far Right Can Sarkozy Go to Save Himself?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 April 2012 | (16:48)

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting in his attempt to secure a second term. Although beaten into second place after the first round of voting, he issued a strong declaration to his supporters that 'the fight begins now'. He will need to galvanise his support as there had...

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Can Twitter Save Women's Football?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 April 2012 | (00:00)

The second season of the Women's Super League (WSL) kicked off on Sunday with expectations high after a successful inaugural year. In 2011, riding a post-World Cup wave of popularity, attendances at matches shot up and viewing figures on ESPN were on a par with the men's Scottish Premier League....

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The Hunger Games (2012) - Review

(1) Comments | Posted 16 March 2012 | (15:13)

With the Harry Potter films all released and the final Twilight film coming soon, the search for the next big film franchise has been quickly answered by The Hunger Games, the first adaptation of the trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins. The film is set in the post-apocalyptic country of...

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