politicians

Reviews of the politicians kissing babies and running governments around the world; applaud and criticize the decisions they make and their implications.

Alex butters10 days ago
Looking at the Next Conservative Leader
When Theresa May announced on the 30th of June 2016 that she would be running to replace David Cameron, few expected her to succeed. The position had long been touted as a straight race between the th...
Kafui Okpattah10 days ago
The Brexit Long Read Pt. 1: Where It All Went Wrong for Charmeron
House of Cards aside, this lobbyist is also an avid listener of podcasts — 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson' being a particular favourite of mine... imagine my excitement when I turned on my pho...
Alexander Hilton12 days ago
Biden 2020?
Everyone is already abuzz with who is going to seek the 2020 Presidential nomination for the Democratic Party. It seems as though every time a Democrat goes on national television they are asked if th...
More Time with the Family
A new year, like a new broom, sweeps clean, at least for a while. Before and after the start of this still minty-fresh jaunt around the sun called 2018, several Republican lawmakers have decided not to seek re-election. The rush for the out doors will include the retirements of relative newcomers to Congress and an institutional lion of the Senate. These exits, the ones that came before, and those likely to follow in the months between now and November have dire implications for a Republican par...
Michael Blair18 days ago
SNP and the Cult of Personality
Today, in a picture straight out of the North Korean or Russian hand book on cultish behaviour, Nicola Sturgeon is surrounded by children who were tasked with painting images of the Dear Leader hersel...
Martyn Colemana month ago
Jeremy Corbyn Is the Man for the Job
In his new year message, Jeremy Corbyn stated that the Labour Party is “staking out the new centre ground” and that he is leading a “government in waiting.” There is an alternative to the current Tory...
Dia Parkera month ago
Why I Support the First Asian-American Progressive Woman Elected to the House of Representatives in GA, Bee Nguyen
I met Bee when I was a junior in high school. I was timid and awkward as I shuffled into the room full of girls. We were all waiting, waiting and needing something. I would not know her as Bee Nguyen,...
Chelsea Kendricka month ago
In the Land of Naughty Wheat Fields and Broken Promises
Dear Theresa, We've got to talk. Let's begin with a statement you recently made. You were being interviewed, pretty casually I suppose, and the reporter asked you about the naughtiest thing you've eve...
Martyn Colemana month ago
Our Weak and Wobbly Leader
Theresa May stated that there would be no general election repeatedly but then on Tuesday 18th, April 2017, she stood outside 10 Downing Street and announced that she was calling a general election, t...
Matt Pikea month ago
Snide and Prejudiced: A UKIP Love Story
Who would be the leader of UKIP? If it was a choice between that, and dunking your love spuds into a bucket of chum and then dangling them into a shark-infested tank whilst loudly critiquing the Jaws ...
Jordan Cattoa month ago
May's Cabinet Reshuffle - an Overview
This week, Theresa May moved forward with her cabinet reshuffle. Well, moved forward, then back again, then slightly to the left, then hopped on one foot, before eventually giving up and going back to...
Michael Thielmann2 months ago
Secrecy Has Kept Us Sick
Human relationships have been dominated by various shades of dark secrecy for as long as the mind cares to remember. From a macro perspective we see skeletons dancing in the closets of entertainers, p...
Dustin Murphy3 months ago
The Internet Thinks Emmanuel Macron Is James Bond — And There's a Photoshop War to Prove It
Ever woken up and found out that your nation's leader is now an international spy? This is what happened to the nation of France when it woke up Tuesday morning to find photos of President Emmanuel Ma...
Sam Ketch3 months ago
Opinion: A Merkel-Less Germany Would Ruin Europe
As the news comes that Angela Merkel, German Chancellor for the last 12 years, cannot reach a coalition agreement, the problems it may cause are raised around the world. To understand this, it has to ...
Dear Theresa...
Starry-eyed girl that I am, I wanted to believe in you the moment I heard of you. As the leader of a powerful nation, you’ve peaked in terms of ‘powerful woman.’ The moment I saw ‘Conservative Party’ ...
Felix Milbank3 months ago
The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow is in Sight for Australia
A historic new chapter of equal rights in Australia is developing. Yesterday, Australians finally discovered the increasingly anticipated result of an 8-week long poll on legalizing same-sex marriage ...
Adrian Wale3 months ago
On Your Bike Boris
Imagine you are in a foreign country and suddenly you find yourself arrested on charges that make no sense to you. You will undoubtedly feel scared and vulnerable. You could well find yourself in a ro...
Jacqueline Hanikeh4 months ago
Dear Theresa, We're Human, Too
Before I begin, no, I’m not from the UK. I’m from the U.S. where human rights and freedom plays an important role in our country. Despite the fact that my family was from the Middle East, Turkey to be...