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Dear Democrats: reform or perish

“At this defining moment, change has come to America”, declared Barack Obama upon winning the presidency in 2008. And the truth is it should have been a defining moment, and change should’ve come to America. But the fact is it wasn’t, and it didn’t.  The 2008 Financial Crisis caused an economic downturn not seen since […]

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How should the Left respond to right-wing populism?

Let’s make it clear. I am in no way under the impression that I have the authority to tell any single person what to do, let alone the sheer mass of people who identify with the values presented on the left of the political spectrum. In all honesty, no one does. All we can do […]

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Looking ahead to 2020

America is entering into a new period in its history. A lot of people are tearing their hair out thinking of the consequences of a Donald Trump presidency.  Whether it’s over nuclear war, trade war or domestic wars over social issues, people are losing their minds.  Yet many people are overlooking the one silver lining […]

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Does Wikileaks have a tacitly pro-Trump agenda?

The American Presidential Election is almost upon us and with the rise in coverage comes the return of a familiar name, Wikileaks. The non-profit organisation, owned by Sunshine Press, is most famous for its website Wikileaks.org, which is responsible for some of the biggest leaks of classified government documents in recent history. In the past, […]

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The Body Politic: How important is a politician’s health?

Image: May via Unsplash With fewer than 60 days until the American presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis has raised further questions about what candidates should tell voters about their health. A surprising number of American presidents have fallen ill during their tenure or shortly after leaving the Oval Office: Franklin D. Roosevelt fought polio; […]