“Will you shut up, man!”: an unpresidential first debate

REPORT The first US presidential TV debate went live last night from Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-minute debate was the first out of three (5 October in Miami, Florida and 22 October in Nashville, Tennessee) in the run-up to the general election on November 3rd. The debate was shown live on every major network and cable … Continue reading “Will you shut up, man!”: an unpresidential first debate

We could still be waking up to four more years of Trump on November 4th

OPINION As the US coronavirus death toll soared in July and the nation's open wounds on race gushed in mass riots, the Cheshire-cat grin was finally slipping from the faces of the GOP. Trump's poll numbers were free-falling nationwide, to use the White House resident's own vernacular, like nothing we had ever seen. The Cook … Continue reading We could still be waking up to four more years of Trump on November 4th

What happened at the Republican Convention 2020?

REPORT Donald Trump sparked strong criticism from government ethics experts after deciding to hold this year's Republican National Convention at the White House. As Joe Biden continues to lead in the polls and the state of the nation struggles to recover from a period of multiple crises, how did the RNC try to convince voters … Continue reading What happened at the Republican Convention 2020?

What happened at the Democratic Convention 2020?

REPORT The Democratic Convention came to a close on Thursday 20th August and was another opportunity for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to convince voters from all parts of the spectrum that their ticket is the right choice for the nation. As polls suggest the gap between Biden and Trump is starting to close, how … Continue reading What happened at the Democratic Convention 2020?