Is democracy being jeopardised by the people that should theoretically be facilitating freedom fo speech? This writer optimistically views Trump’s outbursts as a good thing, formulating that it is better to know all of the information than be censured. But on election day, twitter did what many other social media brands are known for doing in modern times: picking and choosing what to put to their audiences.
Following the US presidential debate that took place at the end of September, in a film-style review Rhys Wallis evaluates both candidates’ performances and what it suggests for the future of the United States.
An unpopular president being able to wield such substantial long-term power over the court has concerned many, especially as the result will doubtless involve the most conservative SCOTUS in 70 years. This could push the success of abortion-rights and anti-gun law lobbyists back years. This will all be a certainty if Trump is re-elected. McKechnie evaluates the recent uproar over when the next Supreme Court appointment should take place – whether in this presidency or the next.
Thomas Sloman discusses Trump’s recent conflict with the US postal service and claims about the fraudulence of mail-in-voting for the upcoming US election.
Conspiracy theories can psychologically give an immense sense of self-security but can also result in severe consequences – in the case of the recent 5G conspiracy, it’s caused mass damage to the UK’s mobile network, and due to the health crisis, meant a loss in hospital signal. Justin Waddy explores issue at the centre of the pandemic: misinformation, and what a pattern it may set for issues that are current but sit out of the spotlight.
Amy Butterworth reports on President Trump’s labelling of Covid-19 and the implications of his racist language A photographer for the Washington Post recently captured that US President Donald Trump had specifically crossed out “coronavirus” in his notes for the press conference, in order to replace it with the racist phrase “Chinese virus”, all in quintessential […]
Jordan Andrews reports on the controversial phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and explains the impeachment process that it has set in motion . “I would like you to do us a favour” said Donald Trump, responding to a question about the acquisition of US military aid. He was speaking on […]
As of the 8th March 2019, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been sentenced to 47 months in prison, after charges for tax and bank fraud crimes were pressed. Manafort’s conviction arises following accusations that he hid millions of dollars from the taxman that he had earned as a consultant for Ukraine’s former […]
Venezuela is a topic on which our media has failed us. A dramatic claim, yes, but something which has become abundantly clear in recent weeks. The country is currently in financial and social crisis after an oil price crash, five years of Nicolás Maduro’s administration, US sanctions and a contested election last year. From the […]
Unusually for an election against a sitting Republican president, there could be a wide number of Democratic candidates who make a run for the presidency. Indeed, some of the more promising candidates may be the lesser known ones. Among the more interesting potential candidates are Cory Booker, the Junior Senator from New Jersey, a younger […]