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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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Don’t Look Up

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ When astronomers Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a meteorite that will cause an extinction-level event in six months, they must get the news out. After telling the President (Meryl Streep) about the catastrophic event, they are promptly ignored amid campaign worries and realise they must tell the world themselves. What follows is a satirical allegory of society, and the science world’s futile warnings about climate change, by an A-Lister cast […]

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The non-retirement of a defeated man: the consequences

When Joni Mitchell said that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, I’m sure she was being sincere. Except with Donald Trump, we found out two weeks prior to his departure from office that American Democracy had gotten into a rather perilous place, with the incitement of insurrection and all that. I thought […]

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The Student’s White House Correspondents on President Biden’s first 100 days

US President Joe Biden has inherited an intensifying series of crises that have few analogues. Economic catastrophe, clear cut racial divisions, and a pandemic that has swelled into the world’s largest public health disaster are among the many quandaries Mr Biden has been elected to manage.  No playbook or remedy exists to deal with such […]

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Where next for the Republican party?

Donald Trump has another dubious accolade to add to his extensive list of ‘firsts’. He’s now the first President in US history to be impeached twice. The House voted to impeach the president 232 to 197 for ‘incitement of insurrection’, with 10 Republicans voting ‘yes’. Notably, this includes the head of the House Republican Committee, […]

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Joe Biden wins US election: a close call

Democrat Joe Biden has been officially declared the President-elect of the United States after securing the state of Pennsylvania, following several days of uncertainty.  The announcement came on Saturday afternoon. Biden and Trump’s electoral college vote counts had remained at 253 and 214, respectively, for over a day, with Pennsylvania’s 20 votes taking Biden over […]

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America, the course of history is in your hands

When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, many said it was the end of history. Centuries of revolution after counterrevolution and endemic warfare had finally come to an end. Capitalism had triumphed over Communism. Daenerys and Cersei were gone, Jon Snow was sent to the Night’s Watch, and a new peaceful world order was established. […]

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With Covid-19 and taxes unpaid Trump may have met his final hubris

Tuesday 29th September saw the first debate of the 2020 election cycle and boy was it a spectacle. The debate can be described as nothing other than a disgrace. It is always worth remembering, though it should go without saying, that the American people are the real losers here. As expected, Trump came out the […]