Category: United States

America is Ill, But We’re Ignoring the Sickness

“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

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?

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

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

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

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

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…

Trump v. United States (2017): An Assault on Democracy

Last February, I authored a piece describing how anti-establishment rhetoric in the 2016 election primaries would not drastically alter American political parties in the long term. Due to extreme political polarization across the American political landscape and the lack of realignment…