Category: United States

The End of an Era: Can Trump and Brexit be Good for the Economy?

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2016 has been a historic year in the Western liberal political tradition. Events like the Brexit referendum in June, and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA in November have created much uncertainty about the…

America is Ill, But We’re Ignoring the Sickness

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“BUILD THAT WALL” Those three haunting words made famous by Trump’s campaign has found its way from Republican rallies to schools across the United States of America, one notable incident including white teens from Texas high school Archer City High…

Donald Trump and the Arab World War

Syrian families, fleeing from various eastern districts of Aleppo, queue to get onto governmental buses on November 29, 2016.

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has aroused a variety of reactions throughout the Middle East. Given the many contradicting statements Mr. Trump made on the campaign trail, it is hard to gauge his preferences…

The United States Today, France Tomorrow?

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Donald Trump’s victory on November 9th has come as a shock for many. It is the victory of a populist electorate that sanctioned the elite leaders of the country. Trump’s election has created deep concerns in Western Europe, which is already…

Bernie – A Better Candidate in Hindsight

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On November 8th, Democrats suffered perhaps the most harrowing loss of this generation. Gaffe after gaffe from Donald Trump had instilled in many, including the campaign of Hillary Clinton, a strikingly high level of optimism going into Tuesday. Everything pointed…

The Importance of Hispanic Voters in Future American Elections

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On Tuesday night, the people of the United States cast their votes and elected Republican nominee Donald Trump as their president. Much can be taken from this historical election. The influence of the Hispanic voting block in the last few decades…

The End of the Party of Clinton: A New Era

Bill Clinton looks on as Hillary Clinton is sworn in as New York State Senator by Vice-President Cheney, January 4, 2007. Photo Credit: Victor Willi (Flickr Creative Commons).

A number of months ago, during the heat of the primaries, I wrote an article examining the numerous ways in which the Democratic Party – generally viewed as the party of the left – had shifted more closely to the…

44 States, 86 Houses, 5923 Legislators, And Almost Zero Attention: This November’s U.S State-Level Elections

Republicans have only fielded enough candidates to fill one in three of these seats. Which isn't altogether surprising, since this is Massachusetts.

Those political junkies like me anxious to see if America is marginally closer to a Trumpocalypse might find themselves hastily clicking “Refresh“ on the FiveThirtyEight election model, or the New York Times’. Those of us curious to see if the…