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Matthew McConaughey: heart-throb, movie star, Oscar winner,… governor of Texas?

It’d be crazy, of course, for a high-profile figure from the world of entertainment to suddenly and successfully transition into politics, and even crazier for them to reach the highest offices, wouldn’t it? No, actually, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 40 years. Entertainers have a better chance than anyone at […]

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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 […]

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Kamala Harris: a smart pick for vice president

In 2016, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate for a major political party in the United States. Four years on, Kamala Harris has confirmed her spot in the history books as a trailblazer, becoming the first African American woman to be nominated onto a major […]

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It’s pragmatic to be progressive

The common argument for Joe Biden is that out of all the Democrats running for President, he holds a unique position in his ability to deny Donald Trump four more years in the White House. Many voters might prefer alternative, potentially more progressive candidates, but finding their desire to oust Trump so great, they are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]