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Presidenten som ropade varg

Det har gått en tid sedan den amerikanske presidenten under ett tal i Florida plötsligt tog upp tragiska händelser som (inte) inträffat i Sverige. Den polariserade debatten får ett allt starkare fäste i världen och kanske kan den klassiska retoriken vara...

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Inte vår president

I don’t know what to say, säger min professor tillslut med gråten i halsen. I love you, and I care about you. Solen gick upp idag igen, men den känns omsluten av ett kompakt mörker.

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Studenternas presidentkandidat

Olika demografer är alltid viktiga när det gäller politiska val. Det märks inte minst under presidentvalen i USA, och speciellt detta år. Det pratas, och skrivs mycket om vilken kandidat som vinner vilken grupp. Vi läser om Hillarys övertygande opinion...

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”The State is Not the People. The State is the State.”

Studenter strömmar in till det lilla biblioteket på nedervåningen av The Institute of Governmental Studies på UC Berkeley. Projektorn är igång, stolarna placerade i rader. Temperaturen utanför har svävat nära 30 grader hela dagen, ovanligt varmt för norra Kalifornien, men...

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Critical Junctures

Conventional wisdom for the past two weeks has been that the nomination of Trump and Clinton as their party’s champion in the fall general election is virtually inevitable. The Super Tuesday contests on March 1st  and the subsequent two weeks...

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South Carolina & Nevada

The past 10 days has seen the adjudication of primary contests in South Carolina for the republicans and Nevada for both parties. With considerably less homogenous electorates, the states provide an opportunity for candidates to showcase their ability to resonate across a wider spectrum of voters.

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The New Hampshire Primary

The second primary race of the 2016 cycle took place Tuesday in the northeastern state of New Hampshire. A state with a population of 1.3 million predominantly white citizens with a penchant for low taxes and freedom hosted the first...

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The Iowa Caucuses

The first in the nation primary contest in the midwestern state of Iowa ended months of riveting debate-stage standoffs, speculation and a republican race packed to the brim. After having seen their state descended on by media outlets from across the globe and nationwide campaign operatives, caucus-goers turned out in nearly record-breaking numbers to be the first to choose their party nominee.