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Republican Healthcare Act Hurts Typical Trump Voters The Most

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…

Justin Trudeau: Popular and Progressive?

As the world moves further and further away from values of openness, integration and multiculturalism, a sprawling faction across the globe has been left feeling hopelessly disillusioned with the state of politics. For many readers, endless lamenting of the death…

Fajardo: Opportunities for Columbia

By Scott Carpenter The former Colombian mayor and professor of mathematics stood atop the stage and declared that he knew nothing. “I know nothing about economics, nothing about business administration, nothing about finance,” he said. “My branch of mathematics, the…

The Alt-Right Death Cult, Fascist Memes and Me

By J.T. Stokes For the past year I have been fascinated with the progressive left’s most versatile enemy to date – the Alt-Right. This fascination stemmed from two main sources. Firstly, from an earnest academic interest in the nature and…

Premium Friday: Tackling Overwork in Japan

John Maynard Keynes, the renowned economist, once predicted in 1930 that the next generation would be working a mere 15 hours a week. Fast forward to 2017, however, and the topic of excessive working hours remains alive in our discourse,…

Trump’s Russian Travails: Diplomatic Pragmatist or Putin’s Puppet?

Donald Trump’s alleged links Moscow have consistently provided his critics with a stick to beat him with. With further evidence surfacing last week suggesting contact between Trump’s election campaign and Russian intelligence officials, many are suggesting that the culmination of…

Prison Riots: Brazil’s Penal System On Trial

“We are all in hell. There is no solution, because we do not even know the problem.” These chilling words are those of Marcola, leader of the First Capital Command (PCC), Brazil’s most infamous drug gang. They were given in…

Will Financial Stability and Capitalism always be at odds?

By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor. In the opening scene of Boom, Bust, Boom, a documentary starring ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones, Jones is seen standing in the middle of Wall Street where he infamously proclaims, “This film is about…

Gone Too Soon : In Memory of Adhil Bakeer Markar

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. Adhil Bakeer Markar started his MSc in Comparative Politics at the LSE only a few weeks ago, having been awarded the prestigious…

Dame Vivienne Westwood on Theresa May, Julian Assange and Telling Off The Queen of Sweden

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Renowned fashion designer and ardent political activist Dame Vivienne Westwood delivered two public lectures at the LSE on Monday the 26th and Wednesday the 28th of September 2016, on ‘The Rotten Financial System (Rot $)…