US Politics

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
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