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Let’s Go Brandon: A Year of Biden

What could possibly be more tragically fitting a metaphor for the fall of the American Empire than the election of a man who seems to be falling apart himself? A man, who, during the renaming of swimming pool, recounted in full the dreamlike tale of him fending off a gang leader by the name of […]

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President Biden’s 100-day plan

The first 100 days of a new presidency have historically become somewhat of a benchmark for how the president will get things done in office, since Franklin Roosevelt set a ‘first 100-day standard’. As history has shown, if the incumbent fails to deliver on his 100-day promises, chances are, he will not legislatively succeed later […]

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The long transition- how Progressives may find themselves cut out of a Biden presidency, and why that may not matter

Joe Biden is choosing to restore the old White House furniture from the Obama administration, borne out of ideological preferences and political pragmatism. But whilst this so-called ‘return to normalcy’ will undoubtedly bring welcome relief for millions of Americans drained by the never-ending Trump soap opera, it also leaves the left of the Democratic Party […]

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Featuring: Kamala Harris

CW: Sexual and child abuse, racism Kamala Harris has been named as the next Vice President-elect of the United States of America. Consequently, she is set to become the first woman and the first person of Black and South Asian descent to serve as Vice President in the US. Not only is her new position […]

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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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Biden has clinched the election, but the US is as divided as ever

At time of writing, three days after the final US election ballot was cast, the identity of the next term’s President remains shrouded in mystery (or, at least, unannounced). Biden has taken a comfortable lead, with 264 electoral votes to Trump’s meagre 214 and Pennsylvania being the most recent swing state to apparently swing his […]

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2016 vs 2020: is this really so different?

It’s starting to feel a little like October 2016. The Democratic candidate for President of the United States is polling ahead. Donald Trump, after month upon month of forceful campaigning, is well behind. Nonetheless, as Americans wake up to the realisation that this highly consequential election is just days away, there’s a simmering feeling that […]

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Could this be Trump’s October Surpise?

By all traditional measures, Joe Biden is favoured to win the US presidential election in November. The most recent 538 simulation puts him in the White House 77 out of 100 times. The main factor in his success so far has been events. The BLM movement has helped convince young people he is their best […]