A Historical Analysis of the Republican Party

From the party dedicated to the freedom of the enslaved, to the one who is a staple of Western right-wing politics, the Republican Party’s history is as rich and fascinating as their current state. With the Republicans controlling the White House, Congress and Governorships, as well as having a conservative majority in the Supreme Court, […]

On Armchair Psychiatrists | Sarah Stook

‘He’s dangerous-he’s clearly mentally ill! He’s got some kind of narcissistic disorder, or delusional behaviour. A man like that cannot be in the White House!” Sigh Even before Donald Trump took his inaugural oath, the armchair psychiatrists were out in force to create an explanation for the wild ways of the Republican. Whether it was […]

Trump’s SCOTUS Pick: Neil Gorsuch | Andrew Reed

After a 54-45 vote in the Senate, Neil Gorsuch is now officially one of the nine justices of the American Supreme Court. But what does someone have to do in order to get this lifetime job? One needs to be appointed by the President, and they shall serve until they retire or die. Consequently, the […]

In Defence of the Vanishing Centrism | Joe Broughton

It is an incontrovertible truth that here in Britain and beyond, we are seeing nothing short of an ideological war taking place in the political arena. In the UK, for example, we see on display radical populism on both left and right, with the centre-ground or Third Way, that so successfully won elections back in […]

The May-Trump Realpolitik is Vital in the Face of Assad | Monika Užkalnytė

As a young conservative, I am treated to a plethora of interesting (to the point of amusing) comments about my political views, one of my most treasured being, “What do you mean you support Theresa May’s decisions? She’s best friends with Trump!” If anyone is able to identify at what point in time a handshake […]

UC Berkeley, free speech…and Milo Yiannopoulos | Will Saunders

As the dust settles after UC Berkeley’s violent riots and subsequent cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulous’s speech, it is important, however painful, to once again haul ourselves over the coals of the campus free-speech question. Were Berkeley right to cancel Yiannopoulous’s visit, in the face of such vehement resistance? In a word: no. Clichéd as such […]

No, Theresa May should not condemn Donald Trump

Twitter last night consisted almost entirely of tweets on two subjects: President Trump’s erroneously labelled ‘Muslim ban’, and Theresa May’s refusal to publicly condemn the President’s latest executive order. “Theresa the Appeaser”, she was called. What rubbish. To label her this insinuates a weakness of character that is simply not part of our Prime Minister’s […]

The Media Brought Trump’s War Upon Themselves | Will Saunders

No one could call President Trump’s behaviour toward CNN’s Jim Acosta statesmanlike. In scenes that reverberated – or perhaps ricocheted – around the world, the then-President-elect attacked CNN in a press conference, before refusing to take a question from its representative, whilst calling it “terrible”, and asserting it constitutes “fake news”. It was, as Acosta […]

The Progression of American Progressives | Sarah Stook

On January 20th 2017, Donald Trump will officially become the 45th US President. A Republican President whose strong rhetoric on issues such as immigration and defence, he prides himself on being a successor to Ronald Reagan, whom he often names as a source of inspiration second only to his father, Fred. So how will this […]

Burning the flag is a fundamental freedom | Will Saunders

Growing up, I used to argue with my dad all the time. Whatever it was about, I’d feel the rising of that teen anger at what seems such inexplicable injustice. I’m ashamed to say (though I’m confident that I’m by no means alone in this) that, on occasion, I lashed out, and tried to hit […]