A new dawn is upon the United States following Trump’s departure from the White House and the future of the nation is uncertain. Jack Walton walks us through Biden’s first few weeks and predictions for the next four years of his presidency.
After four long years the reign of Trump is finally over, Niamh Walsh takes a look at some of the most memorable moments from his time in office.
Trump’s presidential term has been built on the erosion of media with the explosion of the term ‘fake news’, and it was not accidental – it excuses things that have been said about him in his past, and makes him less scrutinable. It insures distrust in independent bodies that are notable public watchdogs. His re-election cries for voter fraud were thus predictable, and entrenched within his ‘cultish’ followers a severe mistrust for their democracy.
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 […]