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The Fall of the Trump Travel Ban

After the block of both Trump travel bans, abuse of executive powers is at the forefront of American political discourse. Laura Waring outlines how the Administration tried and failed to ban a substantial portion of the Muslim world from being able to travel to the United States.

Do we live in a post-truth world?

Society and popular culture portrays honesty as noble and lying as immoral. We claim to hate lying politicians, but at the same time happily vote them into office without hesitation. Andrew Wong explores this paradox.

When voters lie…

When a rational American voter heads to the polls next month, we naturally assume they’ll be casting a vote for their favourite presidential candidate. Eddie Go explains how the plurality voting system used in US elections challenges this assumption and fosters the practice of insincere voting.

The 1st Presidential Debate: A setback for the Donald?

A fiery first presidential debate has just concluded over in the United States. After 90 memorable minutes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton left the stage leaving millions with lots to consider. Tom Crowley provides his hot take on the debate.

The Endorsement Game

In a politically polarised America where the major party nominees are widely resented, who have the influential chosen to back? Eddie Go dissects the strategies and rationale behind endorsing (or even shunning) a presidential contender.