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In American democracy, Trump’s antics are nothing new

Two years ago, the United States of America witnessed an attempted coup as Donald Trump’s armed followers stormed the Capitol. Demanding an overthrow of the 2020 election results, Trump encouraged his followers and the rest of the Republican party to deny a basic principle of free and fair elections. In the aftermath of the recent […]

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Biden delivers big bucks with new stimulus bill

The Student‘s White House Correspondents on what President Biden’s American Rescue Plan means for the US economy With a bill widely touted as a pastiche of the New Deal, US President Joe Biden is one step closer to becoming Franklin D. Roosevelt’s spiritual successor. A bold endeavour to jolt the US economy into action, President […]

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At the Munich Security Conference, Biden pulls no punches

“America is back,” US President Joe Biden boldly asserted at the Munich Security Conference this February, outlining a combative but calculated attitude in dealing with America’s most militaristic adversaries.  Unlike previous presidencies, Mr Biden seemingly has no interest in a foreign policy ‘reset’ with Russia. His views are clear and uncompromising: Russia represents the “biggest […]

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Ginsburg v. Barrett, an open seat on the US Supreme Court

The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would at any other point in time be the sole, contentious focus of American politics.  Instead, it has joined the US government’s deadly handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Trump’s indignant performance at the first Presidential debate, and now his positive test for the virus […]

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Alex Morse’s defeat in Massachusetts was disappointing but not devastating

It takes an incredible amount of courage to challenge an incumbent House representative, especially if the person in question is one of the most powerful Democrats in the country. That person happens to be Richard Neal, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee in the US. This is the task […]

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‘Women are stepping up and looking like America’: A talk by Patricia Russo

On 9 November 2018, the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law, part of Edinburgh University’s Law School, hosted Patricia ‘Patti’ Russo, Executive Director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. One of the most poignant moments of Russo’s talk was an anecdote about an unmarried female friend running for local government, against a man […]