Tag: USA

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…

Don’t Mention The (Entirely Fictional) War!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday called on Amazon.com Inc to remove “irresponsible and offensive” subway advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery. The advertisements for “The Man in the High Castle” completely wrap the…

Can We Trust The Official Story?

Ah, America, obsessed with guns, dumb, damn Yanks, always quick on the trigger: An Idaho rancher has been killed in a gun battle with deputies who planned to shoot one of his bulls after it had been struck by a…

Something Does Indeed Need To Change…

…how about ‘acceptance of personal responsibility’ for starters? Ian Mercer, originally from Preston, said he was astonished that his 26-year-old son had been able to amass a large haul of guns. “How was he able to compile that kind of…

Yet More ‘Gentrification’ Whinging…

Samantha Gillison on living and eating in New York: Once upon a time, as Gore Vidal observed, New York City was a delightful place to live – especially if you were an impoverished foodie. Legendarily delicious eateries abounded, everyone had…