April 4, 2020

With the 2020 United States census currently taking place, states will be bracing themselves for the upcoming redistricting cycle that follows every census. Redistricting involves redrawing the map of voting districts as the population changes and moves over time, and is undoubtedly becoming an increasingly contentious issue in the USA owing to the partisan gerrymandering of state legislative districts and congressional distri...

April 3, 2020

Amidst the fear, uncertainty and angst that has overwhelmed our newsfeeds in the Western world, it is easy to overlook the late comers to the Covid-19 breakout. 

We’ve all heard about the extreme and aggressive measures China has taken, building hospitals within weeks, mass testing and putting ‘at least 50 million people under a mandatory quarantine since 23 January’. Similarly, we’ve all seen the swift lockdown measures in Eur...

March 24, 2020

Joe Biden is currently sitting on 1,215 delegates, in comparison to Bernie Sanders’ 909 and so, in all likelihood, it is Biden who will be the next Democratic Presidential candidate. And so, in all likelihood, it is Trump who will be the next US President once again. There were some on the left preferring a Trump win to a Clinton win in the 2016 general election, in the hopes that in the very least Trump would be so vile and s...

March 17, 2020

In 1968, Canadian Justice Minister and soon-to-be PM, Pierre Trudeau, uttered the infamous line ‘the state has no place in the bedroom’s of the nation’ in a show of support for decriminalising sexuality. However, fifty-two years later, his son and current PM Justin Trudeau agrees that it should have some say in the goings-on of the psychologists chair. 

In a monumental move forward in Canada’s LGBT+ rights movement, Justin Trud...

March 14, 2020

It seems odd to say, but Elizabeth Warren should have a bright political future ahead of her. A 70-year-old senator and former Harvard law professor, for whom politics is a second profession, could reasonably be looking onwards towards a comfy retirement out of the political spotlight, but Warren is an exceptional case. 

Her presidential campaign was always limited to an outside chance. Brief frontrunner status in Autumn last y...

March 10, 2020

On February 29th 2020, history was made in a conditional peace agreement signed between the US and the Taliban. The deal was signed by Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy to the US, and Taliban chief Mullah Abdul Ghana Baradar. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo witnessed the signing. 

After it was announced last September that the US would withdraw 5400 troops from Afghanistan, hopes were shattered when President Trump stopped talk...

March 9, 2020

In the short space of less than a week, the Democratic primary election seems to have changed dramatically. In actual fact, it has changed very little from the state it was in a year ago. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead, followed by his main rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). Biden’s return to the top of the ladder from the electoral graveyard after Super Tuesday is one of the most extraordinary revival...

March 4, 2020

91%. This is currently the support Donald Trump enjoys from the Republican Party running into primary season. However, he has an insurgent challenger, a man who hasn’t held elected office since the mid 1990s, a man who has risen a whole 2% since November 2019 to a commanding 5%, and a man who’s essential message is fighting populism with establishment moderation. 

Governor Bill Weld of Massachusetts is what remains of the Repub...

January 28, 2020

Earlier this month, the world woke up to the news that Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Major General had been assassinated by a drone strike carried out by the United States. By midday, the verdict was in. Much of the left had concluded that this was a “misled act of war” by the “imbecile” who currently occupies the White House, Donald Trump. Within moments of the announcement they flocked to their smart-phones to condemn the ass...

January 27, 2020

On September 24th 2019, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump on two charges. The first article accuses Trump of an abuse of power and the second, an obstruction of Congress, both regarding his conduct in relation to communications with Ukraine. Many have been quick to criticise members of the Democratic Party for pursuing the...

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