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Why Americans are still waiting for our first tech president

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th June 2017

Our next president must push to protect users and germinate the internet. Thats why public interest groups are communicating both parties a roadmap to a better tech future As Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have shown, potential candidates hoping to connect with voters in the 2016 ballot cant do so without a strong […]

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Donald Trump links Mexico border wall plan to Israel’s ‘successful’ separation barrier

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th June 2017

Republicans expedition foregrounds interminable deliberation between Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on procuring borders Donald Trump attempted to draw parallels between Israels separation barrier and his much-touted border wall assurance on Sunday after both presidential nominees matched the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. In Trumps hour-long meeting with Netanyahu at his Trump Tower penthouse, […]

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I’m American and devastated. Why did we vote for Trump? | Mariella Frostrup

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd June 2017

One woman, frightened by her countrys election result, encounters no chink of dawn. Remember the millions, looks just like you, trying to establish the world a better place, does Mariella Frostrup The dilemma I am American; born, heightened and still living in New York City and I am, without hyperbole, ravaged. I detect my own […]

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The dangerous fantasize behind Trump’s normalisation

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th June 2017

Boris Johnson has urged people to snarl out of the doom and mist. Yet this situation is not normal. Reassuring ourselves the president-elect doesnt necessitate everything he answers is a imagination that stops us witnessing Trumpism for the barbarism it is It was David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, who crystallised developments in the […]

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Chris Christie should be encouraged to ‘smack’ Trump amid mainstream Republican panic

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th June 2017

The New Jersey governor, who is focusing his efforts on New Hampshire, told me that he will be used to determine when to aggressively take on the frontrunner for the nomination Presidential contender Chris Christie has defied demands to smack Donald Trump as the Republican party establishment panics over the billionaire personality seemingly unstoppable rise. […]

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‘Throw the pricks out’: an American institution from immigrants to Trump

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th June 2017

The more unflinchingly Trump urges, the more it clicks with the national sect and the more satisfying it seems. Theres a ground for that: its part of the fabric of American history This past summer, I was guest-teaching in Europe. When the talk of the town wasnt Brexit, it was the US election. It was […]

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What Trumpism means for republic

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th June 2017

If Donald Trump fastens the Republican nomination an increasingly likely prospect the party will implode and the US will cease to be a constitutional republic in all but name. Not that any of that will matter to Trump Whether or not Donald Trump ultimately succeeds in winning the White House, historians is expected to grade […]

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NRA chief tells Hillary Clinton to ‘bring it on’ in gun control combat

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th June 2017

Wayne LaPierre tells republican powwow that Democratic frontrunner loathes us and that she is coming after every bit of our exemption if elected The head of the National Rifle Association( NRA) advised Hillary Clinton on Thursday that she faces a long and fierce fight over gun control should she win the White House, declaring: Produce […]

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So long, 2016: its first year of the political shake

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd June 2017

Farewell Barack Obama, David Cameron and Europe: how will this year go down in biography? On the evening of 8 November, the world gathered in front of TV screens for the bulletin. In the early hours of 9 November, it began to dawn on us that what we were watching “re no longer” bulletin but […]

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American democracy is being derailed. Can faith be restored? | Richard Wolffe

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st May 2017

Not all elections or voters are treated equally numerous are thwarted and undermined at every turn Now that the electoral college has formally selected the next president of the United States, its worth taking a deep breath and asking: what kind of republic do we live in? The will of the person or persons ought […]

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