Is a Biden run good?

Joe Biden, a two time runner for Democratic presidential nominee and current Vice President has recently been tipped to run for President a third time. A Biden run would add more uncertainty to what is already turning out to be a pretty heated Democrat race. If you thought Hillary Clinton’s campaign is withering and Bernie Sanders’…

“Positive” discrimination is not positive

Positive discrimination, or as many call it, affirmative action (AA) has been the subject of many a debate for what seems to have been time immemorial. In the United States, AA was originally set up in 1961 by President Kennedy to: “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment,…

Dispelling myths about the Death Penalty

In the USA, a debate continues to rage on about the merits of retaining or repealing the death penalty. This can be seen on a federal level, with 31 states that continue to have one, and 19 which do not. In the past 8 years, 7 states have stopped using the death penalty, highlighting the…

Why TTIP would be bad for Europe

Most of you probably haven’t heard of the TTIP, and to be honest, I don’t blame you. While you might think there’s not really a reason why you don’t know, I’d say that certain people don’t want you to hear about it, and I’ll explain why. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is currently…

Climate Change and its Persistent American Deniers

Just the other day, I watched the Republican debate. It was being billed as dogfight and it didn’t disappoint, with Donald Trump deriding Rand Paul for having a ‘hard night’ and Marco Rubio audaciously stating that the Democrats can’t even find one good candidate.  A notable omission from the broad set of questions thrown at…

The resurgence of Socialism: Valuable or Vile?

A recent poll has highlighted how the youth and young adults are significantly more supportive of socialism than their older counterparts. This feeling, compounded by the rise of two pro-socialist candidates in the UK and US leads me to believe socialism is making a comeback of sorts. How long this trend will last is another question, but…

Lincoln who?

Lincoln Chafee is running for President of the United States of America next year. If you thought Jim Webb and Martin O’Malley were polling poorly for the Democratic party nomination, Chafee takes it to a whole new level. Many polls have him on 0%, albeit with a low sample of voters. So why is he lagging…

Is Julian Castro a potential running mate for Clinton?

Recently, some media outlets have entertained the prospect of Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, becoming Hillary Clinton’s running mate. Despite being relatively inexperienced, I think it’s no surprise to see that he’s being seen a contender to join Clinton in what some would find a formidable ticket. In fact, you need only look at…

A day to remember.

As I write this, the Supreme Court in America has voted in favour of its constitution guaranteeing a right to same-sex marriage by 5 votes to 4. Gay marriage in the USA is now legal nationwide. In the last decade, attitudes towards homosexuality have reversed dramatically, with around 60% of people supporting gay marriage in the…

Qualms with the Electoral College

When I see how elections in America take place I cannot help but feel that there are fundamental flaws in how they are conducted. The Electoral College is undemocratic By definition and definition alone, Democracy is a system in which power is given to the people. However, looking at America, a self proclaimed democratic nation,…

Are the Bush Brothers too alike?

The surname ‘Bush’ evokes a lot of mixed emotion, let alone the name of Jeb Bush, a man who will tout himself as the Republican Presidential Candidate for 2016 next monday. So, will we expect the same old thing on the off chance he reaches the White House next year? He learnt from ‘his brother’s success protecting…

The rise of Sanders and the fall of Clinton. Is an upset on the cards?

As of late, the Clinton campaign has begun to slow down. In a recent Washington Post/ABC poll, 52 percent say she’s not honest and trustworthy, compared with 41 percent who think she is. This, coupled with the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders, an Independent Senator from Vermont, has got many thinking that perhaps the Clinton hegemony…