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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 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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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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It’s Debatable: Has President Trump been good for America?

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s acquittal, and the lead up to the 2020 US election, Molly McCracken and Jacob Robbins debate the impact of the Trump administration over the last three years. For – Jacob Robbins  The President is no moral exemplar. Not a stretch to say, but it’s important to preface my argument […]

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Trump tactics: victimising rhetorics and a call to action

On 30 September, four days after a Congressional hearing related to the Ukraine scandal that has engulfed the White House, President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter the arrest of Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and one of Trump’s main political adversaries. In later tweets, the President restrained himself, calling instead (repeatedly) […]

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The 2020 US elections: will immigration be the tipping point?

The US is readying itself for the 2020 elections, and as Trump makes another bid for power through the second term of presidency, the Democrats are going through a major policy rethink. Both Trump and the Democrats have entered the 2020 elections knowing that much like the 2016 elections, this is going to be an […]

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We must stand in solidarity against Trump’s regressive policies

Trump’s recent win has cast a mournful and solemn mood over America’s capital. DC has become a graveyard: a lesser version of its pre-election self, clouded by the loss of hope for America’s first female President. Dreams of running the nation’s political epicentre, the White House, were quickly shattered as the glass ceiling at the […]