Tag: USA

Trump’s mad March

So many links, so little time! When I last posted, Donald Trump’s supporters were reeling from the outrageous protests at his Arizona rallies on Saturday, March 19. One man’s future nosedived when he punched and kicked a protester wearing the…

The GOP loves its failure theatre

America’s Republicans are frustrated with their party’s leadership. Since 2008, conservatives have been given John McCain and Mitt Romney, neither of whom was able to stand up to Obama. In 2008, McCain had excellent rally attendance in the months preceding…

Unpacking the Trump surge

Today Donald Trump continues to ride the crest of the GOP primary wave in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and remains at the top in Iowa. However, his campaigning style is far from the norm, even by American standards. It…

Must Be WAYCISM, Eh, Luvvies..?

Sophie Okonedo, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Hotel Rwanda, has also said that she is offered more work from the US than in the UK. In 2014, she told the Guardian: “I do notice that…

Natural-born

When I was in primary and secondary school in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively, one thing was made crystal clear in American History class time and time again. It is this: a natural-born citizen of the United States is the…

The rise and rise of Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s steady rise in American polls has been fascinating. Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has copied a graph from The Economist which shows Trump’s polling since June. There have only been two points at which the billionaire was even…