From FDR to Obama: Rating the Modern US Presidents | Sarah Stook

From the dour Nixon to smooth Clinton, the Presidents during and since WW2 have been an interesting group. In terms of policy, we have seen how different ideologies have shaped the way that the Presidents have run the nation, and how the nation was affected by those policies. Scholars certainly have their views on the […]

One Year On: A Trump Presidency (Part Three)│ Sarah Stook

As a populist with some isolationist and protectionist streaks, Trump has an interesting view on a number of issues, which is why he managed to win the nomination, and ultimately, the Presidency. In regards to immigration, Trump went further than any of his rivals in his rhetoric, his strong views speaking to the (mainly) white […]

Make America Whole Again! | Joseph Prebble

Last night saw a triumph for the Democratic Party. The party held the governorship in Virginia and swabbed New Jersey from the hold of the Republicans, due no doubt in large part to the historic unpopularity of Governor and former Presidential candidate Chris Christie. This was complemented by a raft of downballot Democratic victories across […]

Second Man: The Vice President of the United States │ Sarah Stook

‘It’s not worth a bucket of warm piss.’ John Nance Garner’s eloquent words do some up what many think of the office of Vice Presidency. Ever since the inauguration of George Washington, nearly all Presidents (though not all) have had a man stood behind them. The role of Vice President is a fascinating, if often […]

My Top Ten: US First Ladies | Sarah Stook

Since George Washington ascended the office of President in 1789, the office of First Lady has also existed, with Martha Washington being the first to take up the mantle. For over two hundred years, these women have been constant residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Though they are usually wives, daughters, sisters and friends of bachelors […]

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 […]

First Female President: Who’s It Going to Be?

2016 could have been a historical year for shattering what some dub to be ‘the glass ceiling.’ On November 8th, millions queued up to vote in one of the most fascinating and divisive elections ever. One such candidate was Hillary Rodham Clinton. A veteran politician, her rallying cry of ‘I’m With Her’ emphasised the role […]

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 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 […]