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Hillary’s campaign? Cranking up, but so far it’s… ‘meh’

by Mark Shanahan, Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading. “The race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight!” With those words, Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed the adoring loyalists … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room: the Republican Party in 2016

by Dafydd Townley The race to be the party candidates for the 2016 election has been fascinating. It has confused poll analysts, political scientists, and broken from historical trends. All of this and it is only April. As onlookers we … Continue reading

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The emergence of Trump and Sanders: not just a phenomenon confined to the United States?

by Darius Wainwright President Dwight D Eisenhower once threatened to leave the Republican Party unless it reflected the progressive, centrist principles that he advocated.[i] Were he alive today, it is fair to say that current developments within the GOP would … Continue reading

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All hail the great disruptor!Unless you’re Cruz, Rubio…or a Democrat

By Dr Mark Shanahan So, it’s goodbye Super Tuesday and if we want to hang any name on your it would have to be ‘The Donald’. Indeed, as the Great Disruptor sits in his gold bath filled with asses’ milk, … Continue reading

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