By Justin K Kevin McCarthy’s botched (but ultimately successful) bid to become Speaker of the House has shown that the Republican Party of today is far from the united entity that it seeks to portray itself as. Of particular note – and perhaps concern – was the disproportionate influence that more conservative members of theContinue reading “‘Draining the swamp’ or political opportunism?”
Category Archives: US Politics
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again!
By Lyndon C After fifteen ballots between January 3rd-7th, Kevin McCarthy, from California’s 20th congressional district, finally won the election to be the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Personally, I found it quite easy to sit back and laugh at McCarthy’s second through fourteenth attempts to gain the speakership that arguably shouldContinue reading “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again!”
The 2022 US Midterms – What Happened to the ‘Red Wave’?
By Alastair Thompson Going into the night of the 2022 US midterm elections, spirits in the Republican camp were high – and this optimism was certainly justified. Republican candidates across the country had been picking up considerable momentum in the polls and Joe Biden had achieved a historically low job approval rating of only 38%Continue reading “The 2022 US Midterms – What Happened to the ‘Red Wave’?”
The Jan. 6 Committee: An Exercise in Cinematography
By Lyndon C A Monmouth University poll showed that the July 2021 hearings of the January 6th Committee had little impact on public opinion; the largest numerical shift was that 4% fewer respondents saw Trump as directly responsible. Following the ninth televised hearing on October 13th, 2022, I remain similarly unmoved. I was hoping toContinue reading “The Jan. 6 Committee: An Exercise in Cinematography”
The Alt-Right Pipeline: A Silent Killer
By Mokareoluwa A. At a Tops Friendly Market store on a quiet Saturday morning in Buffalo, New York, on the 14th of May 2022, the world once again saw a repugnant, destructive display of the lethality that so often and so harrowingly accompanies alt-right ideology. Black people were targeted, hunted, and mowed down in aContinue reading “The Alt-Right Pipeline: A Silent Killer”
“The Problems With The US’s Supreme Court”
By Alex B. The overturning of Roe v Wade on the 9th of May 2022 highlighted a major problem the US constitution has in protecting the rights of its citizens, a feature which it looked to guarantee in its codification 1789. The key issue is the process of appointment for new Supreme court judges, whichContinue reading ““The Problems With The US’s Supreme Court””
“The Beginning Of The End”
By Danny Moran Upon the ruling of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade , and subsequently Planned Parenthood v. Casey , Clarence Thomas (an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States) has called on the court to overrule three key civil rights rulings including: Griswold v Connecticut , LawrenceContinue reading ““The Beginning Of The End””
Reflections On A Supreme Court Remedy: Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation
Opinions Presented: “The Beginning Of The End” – Danny Moran “The Problems With The US’s Supreme Court” – Alex Buchanan “A Constitutional Game of Whodunnit?” – Ivan Ampiah “Is There A Constitutional Right To Abortion?” – Grey Godsal
Is there a constitutional right to abortion?
By Grey G. Well, the current Supreme Court would argue there isn’t. Last week they overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) case which had recognised the constitutional right to abortion. So, is there is a constitutional right to abortion, and if so, why was Roe v. Wade overturned? And if there isn’t a constitutionalContinue reading “Is there a constitutional right to abortion?”
A Constitutional Game of Whodunnit?
By Ivan A. “One prominent constitutional scholar wrote that he “would vote for a statute very much like the one the Court end[ed] up drafting” if he were “a legislator,” but his assessment of Roe was memorable and brutal: Roe was “not constitutional law” at all and gave “almost no sense of an obligation toContinue reading “A Constitutional Game of Whodunnit?”