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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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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 […]

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Don’t be mistaken, a Biden victory is no certainty

Joe Biden is seen by many in the US as the common-sense face of the Democratic Party who has a dazzling ability to connect with disaffected working-class voters in ‘middle America’. Given this, it will be easy for the Democrats to believe that a repeat of Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat to Donald Trump in 2016 […]

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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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2020 is a friendlier field to progressive candidates like Sanders

The 2020 Democratic primary is a race that has been taking shape since the staggering blow the party faced in 2016. Three years later, the field for the democratic primary shows a remarkable range of women and minorities, most with progressive agendas. The candidacy of Bernie Sanders adds to the depth of this field. His […]

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A little summary of the US midterms for clueless Brits

In assuredly the first (and probably last) time, former US President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump quoted each other nearly verbatim in speeches weeks before the midterms, calling this election “the most important in our lifetimes” (although Trump was quick to add “besides ‘16”). Of course, a lot of people in politics claim this […]

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Trump successfully mobilised Brexit-like fears

It’s all about Brexit. Since the politics-shattering election of Donald Trump as US President on Tuesday, British commentators have analysed the intrinsic similarities between his deeply controversial campaign and that which delivered the leave vote in June. Both focused on populist and quasi-nationalist themes. Both pandered to a working-class voter base and traditional non-voters. Both […]