The Attempted Coup of Capitol Hill: a mark on American history. Lauren Haughey comments on the recent attempted coup of Capitol Hill as a reminder of racial disparities and weak democracy. “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave Senators, and Congressmen and women, and we’re probably […]
Emma Hussain reports on the controversy surrounding Alabama’s recent abortion ban and explores the wider ramifications.
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh concludes a month of partisan rancour in the United States arguably not seen since the 2016 election. At stake at the ‘job interview’ of the century were not only the careers and reputations of Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh, but long-term trends in American politics and society including the centralising […]
At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), one of the largest right-wing annual political conferences, Kellyanne Conway – currently serving as Counsellor to President Donald Trump, and formerly his campaign manager – rejected feminism to great applause, saying: “It’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems […]
If you asked me after the first Republican debate in August whether I thought Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders stood a chance at being nominated for the 2016 presidential elections, I would have laughed. Not out of amusement, but because of how the American political system works. Outsiders never make it in, revolutionaries are bought out, and the establishment […]
My disdain for the tone of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency in 2016 knows virtually no bounds. From advocating torture “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” to labelling Latino immigrants as “criminals” and “rapists”, his views feel morally reprehensible. Yet the more I watch his political manoeuvring, the more impressed I am […]
[dropcap size=small bg_color=”#21409a”]O[/dropcap]n August 6th, Fox News hosted the first major debate in the run up to the 2016 American Presidential election, with ten candidates vying for the GOP nomination. The debate was spurred on by egotistical personalities, religious jargon and constitutional rhetorics, all of which have bred aggressive policy ideas towards foreign relations, military […]