A hash tag surfaced shortly after Donald Trump was sworn into office that said #freemelania. Numerous articles were published in magazines and online saying she was a bird in a gilded cage. This recent photo speaks volumes and one does not have to be an expert to see what is going on. First and foremost, the world knows that Donald Trump is rude and crude. It would be only the most naive individual who would believe he is anything less with his wife. Other first ladies are often shown smiling and waving but Melania is mostly somber. In this photo she is stiff, is not smiling and hiding her eyes behind sunglasses. Can you even imagine what it must be like for her to live with the man the entire world, (except his base) believes is racist, homophobic, and has emotional issues?
Westminster watching is almost as much fun as Kremlin during the Cold War, and about as likely to produce any understanding of what is going on that corresponds to reality. It’s even harder with the corkscrew straight brain of Boris Johnson and the contorted double helix that is the mind of the man who allegedly claimed the rich are rich because they have better genes.
Towards the end of last year, when the uk had a general election, I heard a theory I hadn't heard before. There were the usual posters, tv adverts and buzzwords but there were always some that stood out and got talked about the most. They were the posts that were unclear, muddled or simply looked lie they were done in a school project. There were 2 or 3 word slogans that either covered many things as were so vague or nothing as they were confusing.
Political arrogance has been around for a while now, at least for the majority of the time I've been a passenger on Earth. I've never been politically naive, but this time I really was. I thought that, at least in a time of crisis like this one that we are living in now, people would come together to pull through so we can go back to fighting each other over the next thing.
Hi, my name is Jordan Taylor. I am a Political Cartoonist and former 2016 U.S. Congressional Candidate (SC-2). This reflection is apart of the #100ReasonstoDumpTrump © series of political cartoons and essays. This also serves as my official endorsement for Jaime Harrison’s campaign versus incumbent, U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham.
Clone Dictators of North Korea?
The rumours started a week after Boris Johnson went into self-isolation in the top floor flat of No 11 Downing Street. The story, spread by the PM and his ministers, had so far been convincing.
"Politics have never been this divided," people declare about the current state of American politics. Bipartisanship does seem to be a thing of the past, as both parties dig their heels in on certain issues. However, one needs only to look at the 1899 Governor's race in Kentucky to see how bad it could be.
About two years ago I started writing a series of connected pieces meant to describe the fall of Trump. Two years, that’s a long fall. Still, he’s far from fallen. People have to train themselves, try hard NOT to think or talk about him.
Joe Biden versus Donald Trump was not the match-up I was hoping to see in November. As a staunch Sanders supporter since 2016, it would have been nice to see Bernie run against a man who is the antithesis of everything he represents.
For progressives and supporters of Bernie Sanders, now is not the time to feel defeated . There are still a lot of delegates up for grabs, and the gentleman himself has stated that he fully intends to continue collecting those delegates until the convention in August.
Former Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer emerged as the victor in the Labour Leadership Contest, defeating Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy. Starmer replaces the former leader, Jeremy Corbyn who proved to be rather controversial for his far left ideology, branded by his supporters as 'Corbynism'. However, Starmer aims to bring the party in a more soft-left direction.