America’s religious right is destroying the GOP

It seems that nowadays everyone has an opinion on the Republican Party. In fact, how could you not when you look at its current state? You have Donald Trump leading the pack and dominating the headlines by making bombastic remarks, while on the other end of the spectrum you have people like John Kasich who are willing…

2015: The political year reviewed

As the year is drawing to a close, it is only right that we look back and reflect on everything that has happened since January. In the runup to the general election, there was a tense time where the hot political issue being debated was how political issues should be debated. Cameron refused to take part without…

Ted Cruz is dangerous

As Ben Carson and Marco Rubio’s  poll numbers begin to dwindle, commentators are now beginning to point at Ted Cruz as the favourite to usurp Donald Trump and become the Republican Party’s nominee elect. If this is the case, and (in the highly unlikely case) if he goes on to win the presidency, all it spells…

The unsurprising popularity of Donald Trump

With recent Republican polls placing Trump once again on top, his popularity continues to increase. Trump’s rise seems to signal a fundamental change in the American populous, with his voters split between those who want him to damage/change American politics, and those who truly believe in his policies. One key reason for his increased support…

A new hope?

Marco Rubio. Even if you’ve been following the 2016 election, you could be forgiven for not quite knowing who he was a few weeks ago. After all, in a large Republican field containing heavyweight personalities like Donald Trump it’s difficult to get a good glimpse of anyone else. If you don’t know who he is now…

Legal Recreational Marijuana: When not If

Hi! I am Aditya’s friend Ed and I will be writing a few articles on this website. Thanks for reading! Recently, the debate on the legality of recreational marijuana has become more and more prevalent in American Politics. With 18 states allowing possession of marijuana and 23 allowing medical use, support for legality is on…

The Iran deal is progressive, not regressive

Last week’s United Nations General Assembly epitomised current relations between the USA and Iran. The handshake between Barack Obama and Mohammad Javad Zarif was the first between a US president and Iran’s top diplomat since 1979. But whilst it marked an historic step forward in Western-Iranian relations, it was nonetheless met with hostility from religious…

There is no remedy in sight for Syria

As I write this, Russia is not only conducting airstrikes against ISIS, but against the enemies of Bashar al-Assad. Considering the UK, US and many other countries don’t think Syria has a future under his regime, it was no surprise then to hear that Barack Obama condemned Putin’s move as “a recipe for disaster“. America’s…

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,…

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…