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.
Kamala Harris: a political profile
Following the Democratic victory earlier this month, Millie Browning charts the political background of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Don’t Shush a President: A (Film-Style) Review of the First Presidential Debate
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.
Justice Ginsburg: the last of a just America
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.
Bernie Sanders: People Before Power?
Thomas Sloman discusses Bernie Sanders’ recent resignation in the upcoming US elections
US Presidential Elections: Biden Enters The Race
Adam Robertson Charlton dissects the politics behind the politics, and how the candidates coming forward to be US President in 2020 will fare in next year’s presidential elections.
James Comey’s testimony: enough to bring down Trump?
Donald Trump’s presidency has been less than stable thus far, and that is, perhaps, an understatement. Trump and his team have been plagued by rumours and accusations since he announced he would run for office. Some of these have been ridiculous fairy tales invented by political opponents; others have been worryingly likely with ominous consequences. […]