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Assessing Barack Obama’s Legacy

Assessing Barack Obama’s Legacy

Benjamin Jackson November 8, 2016 0

When Barack Obama came to power in 2009, immense hype surrounded his inauguration. The hope, the sense of change, the ‘Yes, we can’. His temples now greyer, his tenure has seen the world change

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Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Lee Jenkins June 19, 2014 0

On Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Libya and Iraq, Obama has stumbled from one crisis to another with seemingly limitless ineptitude It started well enough; in his first major foreign policy speech after election, Obama addressed the

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What If Ukraine Was Mexico And Russia Was America?

What If Ukraine Was Mexico And Russia Was America?

Lee Jenkins April 10, 2014 0

How easily could America imitate Russia and carve off a piece of Mexico, its crisis hit southern neighbour? Barack Obama will be the first US president to have born and died under the same

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Is Barack Obama the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Backbencher March 7, 2014 0

George Clough considers the extent to which the modern US presidency is an ‘imperial presidency’ In 1973 Arthur Schlesinger published The Imperial Presidency, the book that first presented the idea of imperial presidential tendencies.

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Surveillance State? Federal Ruling Goes into Overtime

Surveillance State? Federal Ruling Goes into Overtime

Backbencher January 11, 2014 1

It has been roughly eight months since Glenn Greenwald et al. began reporting on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency surveillance leaks. The leaks have been rolling in ever since. While intelligence gathering is certainly not a

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Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela

Backbencher December 18, 2013 1

James Evans asks South Africa and the world to move on from Nelson Mandela. Reputation is a priceless currency amongst politicians. Few are immune to its influence. History suggests that Boris Johnson may have

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US Government shutdown will be resolved quicker than you think

US Government shutdown will be resolved quicker than you think

Backbencher October 14, 2013 1

If a compromise is not reached in four days, then the USA will default. However, game theory suggests that this is highly unlikely. It also suggests that the Republicans will be the ones to

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US shutdown not just down to Republicans

US shutdown not just down to Republicans

Backbencher October 5, 2013 1

As the federal government shutdown continues, many Democrats and media outlets remain more concerned about attacking Republicans than trying to find a solution. Has partisan point-scoring got in the way of the national interest?

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Government shutdown is indicative of the problem with Washington

Government shutdown is indicative of the problem with Washington

Backbencher September 28, 2013 0

The current stalemate between Congress and President Obama seems to have reached an irreversible impasse that will likely lead to the federal government closing its doors next week. It is often said that national

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The young faces of American Libertarianism

The young faces of American Libertarianism

Alex MacDonald September 26, 2013 9

  Alex MacDonald catches up with two of the younger faces in the American libertarian movement, Julie Borowski and John Yowan, to discuss the libertarian future, the issues, and Rand Paul Since the exceptional

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