US Politics

The Dream is Not Dead for DREAMERs

The Dream is Not Dead for DREAMERs

Our Senior International Correspondent, Thomas Lahey, writes an open letter to those Americans affected by the announcement of the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order.  Look, I get it. I’m angry too. Why would a President who repeatedly said that he “loves” DREAMERs and wants to protect you, then repeal the DACA Executive Order, putting your […]

by · 6th September 2017 · US Politics, Blog
President Trump greets a crowd in Orlando, Florida.

What Defines a Populist Movement?

Populism is difficult to define because those who cloak themselves in its meaning and those who oppose it often invent their own definitions that suit their own causes. William Jennings Bryan, a Democratic nominee for President several times at the turn of the 20th century, claimed to be a populist because he wanted the US Government to peg the dollar […]

by · 15th March 2017 · US Politics, Blog
Governor Romney meets with President-elect Donald Trump.

The Who’s Who So Far in the Trump Transition

Since Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US Presidential election on 08 November, the President-elect has been busy assembling the team he will rely on when he assumes office on 21 January 2017. Some of the names have sparked controversy, others surprise, but Donald Trump has deflected criticism of his picks in the most Donald Trump way possible- by Tweeting […]

by · 28th November 2016 · US Politics, Blog
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gesture during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Is the Republican Party Finished?

Many have predicted the collapse of the G.O.P. for quite some time. After Governor Mitt Romney’s defeat to President Obama in 2012, political commentators (let’s take a page out of Jose Mourinho’s book and call them “Einsteins”) declared the Republican Party dead and that there was no foreseeable path to the White House. Fast forward to the 2014 midterm elections […]

by · 25th October 2016 · US Politics, Blog
Donald Coming up Trumps in Republican Race

Donald Coming up Trumps in Republican Race

Parliament Street’s Head of Strategy, Nabil Najjar, dissects Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable path to the Republican Presidential nomination. It’s hard to envision three more economically, politically and demographically different states than Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii. So much so that it is almost unimaginable that one Republican candidate can comfortably win Presidential primaries in all three, yet that is exactly what […]

by · 11th March 2016 · US Politics
5 Takeaways from Last Night’s Democratic Debate

5 Takeaways from Last Night’s Democratic Debate

The five candidates for the Democratic nomination for President debated the issues last night from Las Vegas and it was, well, an interesting show. First of all, Anderson Cooper did a phenomenal job as moderator and should be seriously commended. He was tough but fair and did his best to control the candidates and move the debate, which he did. […]

by · 14th October 2015 · US Politics, Blog
The Donald Trump Primary?

The Donald Trump Primary?

Shove over Reince Priebus- Donald Trump is taking over the Republican Primary from here on out. The last month or so has seen the meteoric rise of real estate mogul and celebrity Donald J. Trump atop the densely populated field of the Republican Presidential Primary. He leads every national poll with at least 20% of Republican voters saying they’d back […]

by · 20th August 2015 · US Politics
The Republican Primary Fight Has Once Again Become A Circus

The Republican Primary Fight Has Once Again Become A Circus

How many more Republicans have to announce their bid to run for President before we say enough is enough? Right now, there are nine Republicans already declared with at least six more who are expected to announce their intentions soon. The Democrats, meanwhile, have three declared candidates (Clinton, Sanders & O’Malley), which is more manageable and provides less possibility for […]

by · 2nd June 2015 · US Politics, Blog
Cruz, Clinton, Paul & Rubio- Who Are They & What Do They Bring To The Table?

Cruz, Clinton, Paul & Rubio- Who Are They & What Do They Bring To The Table?

Parliament Street’s Tom Lahey provides an update on the U.S Presidential election campaign, whilst reviewing the backgrounds of those who have already declared their intention to run. The 2016 campaign for the White House has kicked off in the last few weeks with the official announcements of four candidates; Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and […]

by and · 19th April 2015 · US Politics, Blog
Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, she’s still her own worst enemy

Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, she’s still her own worst enemy

By Steven George-Hilley The former first lady and secretary of state has the profile, determination and funding to make it to the White House. But her previous presidential bid exposed character flaws which alienated supporters and ultimately derailed her 2008 campaign. As Hillary announces her new campaign for 2016, will history repeat itself? When Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she was […]

by · 12th April 2015 · US Politics