Global Affairs

Partisan Policy Led to Higher Rates of COVID-19 in Republican States

Research published earlier this week has identified a link between COVID-19 infection and party affiliation in the United States. The study, authored by Dr Brian Neelon from the Medical University of South Carolina, analysed COVID-19 case, death, and testing rates from March to December of 2020 across all 50 US states and the District of Read More…

Global Affairs

What a Trump conviction would mean for the Republican Party

Featured image: “Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The past few months have been difficult for former president Donald Trump—after losing reelection in November, his cries of electoral fraud being repeatedly rejected by the courts, he was impeached a second time for inciting the Capitol riots, and numerous new investigations have been opened into Read More…

Opinion

The QS of A

“It is the job of those who see the solutions to these problems — people like Senator Bernie Sanders — to speak to those who do not. While it might be quixotic to think that their minds can be changed, someone at least needs to try.”

Hayden Barnes examines the pervasiveness of QAnon and other conspiracy theories in the USA.

Global Affairs

Independence ‘means war’ – China dials up Taiwan rhetoric

Featured image: “龜山島+國旗(Turtle Isnand with Taiwan Flag)” by bravesheng is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Chinese aggression in the Western Pacific reached new heights last week, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sought to apply pressure to Taiwanese leaders favouring formal independence. A statement from a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) spokesperson on Thursday included this threat:   “We warn those Read More…

Global Affairs

Biden uses executive orders to reverse some of Trump’s most egregious policies

In the first week of his term, President Biden signed a slew of executive orders, which mainly served to aid in the fight against the coronavirus and undo some of President Trump’s most easily reversed policies. Executive orders are directives issued by a president which shape the way the American government functions that can be Read More…