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Republican Healthcare Act Hurts Typical Trump Voters The Most

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By Janai Gilmore In the US, the debate around the Republican health care legislation reached a fever pitch last week as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report’s release has sparked conversation within the GOP around possible amendments that would appease concerns and lend the bill enough support to pass along party lines. Democrats are united in opposing the bill….

China’s Rise and Superpower Warfare

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By K Goh The meteoric rise of China as an economic power in the last three decades has led International Relations theorists such as John Mearsheimer to predict the coming of intense conflict between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. This case is driven by three main arguments: domestic politics, economic interdependence and the problem presented by a security dilemma. First, in marginalising the influence of domestic…

The USA’s Presidential Race to the Bottom?

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Written by Sara Sindija Monday, September 26th was the first US Presidential debate of the 2016 election season.  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage, dueling over important topics ranging from race issues in America to terrorism and the threat of ISIS.  However, it was the issue of taxes that fired up the candidates. When Trump was accused of not paying federal taxes, he quipped, “that makes me smart”….

Interview with Steven Erlanger

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By Taryana Odayar and Alexander Hurst. 

An Introduction to Donald Drumpf

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by Kunwoo Kim, Contrary to what most biased social media-based ‘news agencies’ and liberal ‘media’ sources might portray Donald Trump as, he is a man of extreme calculation and guile. Rubio’s amusing criticism of Barry at the New Hampshire debate can also be applied to Mr. Trump. From the beginning, people continuously undermined Donald Trump’s true ability to outwit and outgun most people in debates and speeches, even if he…

Interview with Dr Ethan Nadelmann ; Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance

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By Taryana Odayar. 

Is Apple the New Guardian of Privacy?

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by Paula Grabosch, This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised the world with an open letter to his customers and the general public. In it, he accuses the FBI and the U.S. Government of ‘compromising the security of our personal information’ and thereby putting ‘our personal safety at risk’. The reason behind this letter is the current FBI investigation into the San Bernadino terrorist attack last December, which cost 14…

Tragedy, Farce and Donald Trump

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By Sam Earle. On the dramatic stage of American politics, Marx’s famous line that ‘history repeats itself’, first as tragedy and then as farce, has taken on a newly prophetic edge. In the cyclical nature of its spectacle, where the same characters and themes seem to resurface again and again, tragedy and farce are never far away.  But, as the case of Donald Trump shows, it is often hard to…

Surveillé, Sécurité, Inégalité!

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By Sam Earle Writing in 1928, Andre Breton expressed a fantasy to live in a glass house, ‘where you can always see who comes to call, where everything hanging from the ceiling and on the walls stays where it is as if by magic, where I sleep nights in a glass bed, under glass sheets.’ The idea of total transparency, of a world without privacy, will horrify many. But surely…

Who Is Vulnerable in America?

Who Is Vulnerable in America?

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Yet another black man was killed at the hands of the police this August; and yet another verdict this week sidesteps recognising a degree of racism in the law enforcement system. Segregation is still rife. A sector of Americans feel threatened by a system supposed to protect their livelihood. I’m angry. I’m far from St. Louis now, where I spent four years of high school and had my eyes opened…