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The music of politics

On the evening of Sunday 12th February, the 59th Grammy Award ceremony took place in Los Angeles. With stars such as Adele, ...

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How the Democrats normalised mass deportation

Right away, he was outspoken. Right from his very first speech: “They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime”, Donald Trump said of Mexican ...

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How social media is sculpting politics

As of late, a very definitive trend has arisen in politics. Whilst slightly older generations have swung to the right of the ...

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The music of politics

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How the Democrats normalised mass deportation

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How social media is sculpting politics

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The music of politics

In light of striking political messages in the Grammy Award ceremony, should music be spared from overwhelming political opinions?

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How the Democrats normalised mass deportation

America is too late to stop the normalisation of President Trump’s views and actions on immigration. With bipartisan efforts, it happened long ago

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How social media is sculpting politics

The combination of constant encounter with (often shallow) political views on social media platforms and recurring political shocks is shaping the politics of the younger generation

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US imitates China: agressive foreign policy for domestic support

In an ironic turn of tact, the US is now mimicking its great rival, China, by using an aggressive foreign policy to shore up patriotic support at home

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Which way will the French election go?

With the final candidates decided by the primary round, and amidst Fillon’s scandal, Lioui Benhamou juggles with the potential outcomes of the election

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The new Special Relationship

The renewed strength and respect of the Special Relationship can do good for both our countries in times of political unease

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Trump needs to know the wrongs of torture

With Trump having shown his support for torture, Alex Pigott looks into why it is both unjustified and unnecessary

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Women’s marches: a cathartic movement with the wrong targets

There is a hypocritical aspect in the recent women’s marches; why are we so angry at Trump and not Obama?

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Was the Women’s March a waste of energy?

No matter how many millions of women marched, Donald Trump was always going to hold onto power, pushing ahead with his policies. But that does not mean the march was in vain

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Presidential pondering: A philosophical analysis

What are the real reasons that made the American public choose Trump to be their commander-in-chief, and what does it mean for the United States?

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Stop crying Hitler

David Moseley draws upon reactions from both ends of the political spectrum to argue that we must be more acute in our historical comparisons

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Why Manchester Students’ Union supports BDS

Sara Khan defends the SU’s support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign, and challenges claims that the movement is anti-Semitic