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Adored by many for the freshness and modernity he has breathed into American politics, Barack Obama may not be remembered for his concrete policies, but rather as one of the greatest pop culture icons in recent years. Jodie Yates takes a look back on the Obama administration’s relationship with popular … Read More
As his second term comes to an end, The Gryphon asks: will the world look back favourably on Obama’s time in office?
Yes – Steven Atkins The first African American President of the United States had a lot to do in order to deliver the hope that he had promised. The quiet revolution that Obama has led, despite having to work with a Republican Congress whose “top political priority” was to “deny … Read More
Urging for changes to gun laws, Obama has proposed a range of measures such as tougher background checks and a ban on assault weapons. This week Big Debate asks, are tighter gun laws the best way to combat shootings in the U.S? YES: Ruby Lott-Lavigna There is no doubt that … Read More
Republicans and Democrats alike are desperate for this election to be seen as a simple choice for voters. Each side wants their own candidate to be the inspirational voice that offers a coherent path of prosperity. The problem is that much of the conflict between the two candidates takes place … Read More
To most of us in Britain the U.S. election next week is a strange occurrence. It dominates much of the news and is obviously important on a global level, but surely it won’t have a huge effect on our everyday lives? Furthermore Obama will almost certainly win, because who in … Read More
When Mitt Romney took to the stage at the Republican national convention last August, he managed to sum up the disillusion many felt towards Barack Obama in one cruel but brilliant point: “You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as President when the best feeling … Read More