A House Divided: Paranoia and Partisan Politics in the United States

As the tsunami that was the US Presidential election begins to subside, Motley’s Conor Daly looks at the debris and how those in power face the unruly task of rebuilding bridges.   Joe Biden got the requisite 270 electoral votes and was named the 46th US President. Donald Trump refused to accept reality and created […]

Who’s Afraid of American Feminists? An Interview with Amy Richards

  Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan talks with activist Amy Richards about the fight for gender equality through the Trump Presidency and beyond. Feminism, a word that describes a social justice movement for gender equity and human liberation is often treated as the other F word…   “What is Feminism?” Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism […]

Zombies Beware? Trump’s Bizarre YouTube Campaign

  With the American presidential election still fresh in our minds, it seems impossible to escape the worldwide discourse surrounding Donald Trump and Joe Biden in these recent weeks. social media remains alight with articles and snippets pertaining to both presidential candidates. As online media plays an ever more important role in swaying the masses […]

Trump’s 2020 chances: a Lie or a Landslide?

  Molly Kavanagh looks at the odds of a second term for America’s 45th President, preparing us for the fact that if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected.   The United States 2020 presidential election is less than one year away. The general consensus one year prior to the 2016 election […]

Ain’t that a Peach – have the Democrats made a mistake?

  Matthew Moynihan evaluates the consequences of the impeachment of President Donald Trump for the Democratic party and the campaign of Joe Biden – are they playing a losing game?   On September 24th, amidst a suitably muted and sombre press briefing in Washington D.C. out strode House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver some of […]

Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America

In the aftermath of recent mass shootings in the US, Maeve McTaggart explores why America is still holding onto guns. A painting of George Washington, a Founding Father of the United States, belittled the nation’s 45th President as he delivered a press conference before the portrait on Monday August 5th. “My fellow Americans, this morning, […]