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Category Archives: American Politics

Captain America: Civil Right

The politics of fictional worlds can be enlightening as a discussion of real politics, since similar principles are applied. Culture offers a reflection for our fears and worries. Over at … Continue reading

May 15, 2016

The Problem of Labels

Whilst much attention has been focused on the Republican nomination, the Democratic race is intriguing too. Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent, Vermont) is facing Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, … Continue reading

May 11, 2016

American Authoritarianism

The incredible rise of Donald Trump within the Republicans has often confounded easy explanation. This is a quote from George H. W. Bush, then a Republican candidate in 1980: Firstly, … Continue reading

April 6, 2016

Apple and the FBI

The FBI have requested that Apple provide assistance in recovering information from the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, who killed 14 people with his wife Tashfeen … Continue reading

February 20, 2016

Primaries and Caucuses

The two main parties in the United States are currently holding their primaries and caucuses to determine who should be the Republican and Democrat nominees. After the Iowa caucus and … Continue reading

February 11, 2016

What was fake

Nearing the end of 2015, Caitlin Dewey of the Washington Post announced it would be the final column [1] of the series ‘What was fake on the internet this week’. … Continue reading

January 5, 2016

Know Nothing

Nativism has been resurrected in American politics. The billionaire Donald Trump remains the staunch front-runner, with his share in polls for the Republican nomination increasing after proposing a temporary ban … Continue reading

January 4, 2016