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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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Nevada legislation could allow billionaires to create local governments

You thought a Biden presidency would mean an end to America’s slow descent into a corporate dystopia? That’s adorable. In his January State of the State Address, governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak proposed a bill that would allow for the creation of ‘Innovation Zones’, in which firms would be able to exert powers comparable to […]

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Biden’s Inauguration: the making and breaking of tradition

Inauguration Day is as historically rooted as it is dynamic, ever reflective of the society each incoming leader exists in. As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths, the backdrop is unlike any before- one of face masks and distance, of heightened security and a loud absence of both the usual crowds and the […]

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So, this is how democracy dies?

“So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.” These words, spoken by Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, I have not been able to get out of my head since November’s US presidential election. A Biden-Harris victory was supposed to bring with it a sense of calm, of reassurance, […]

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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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The ‘Rainbow Wave’ appears to sweep United States legislature this election

In this year’s United States election, a record number of people from the LGBTQ+ community ran for elected positions in state and local governments, and many of them won.  This points to a gradual move to more diverse political representation and as a result, increasingly inclusive politics. As results of the election are coming in, […]

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2020 United States presidential elections: what does the United Kingdom have to lose?

With the US presidential election well underway, the consequences of impending results have come to the forefront of the UK’s political radar. Aside from the importance of the ‘special relationship’, this election’s results will be particularly significant to UK citizens as they will determine the UK-US post-Brexit trade deal in January when the UK will […]

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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 […]