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Understanding the NRA

The National Rifle Association is arguably America’s most powerful – and most feared – lobby group. But why is the NRA so powerful? What does it do? Cassie Lew explores.

Trumping the odds: What to expect on Super Tuesday

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have shattered the rules and expectations of American politics. As the 2016 campaign enters Super Tuesday, can they continue to beat the odds? Sam O’Connor provides you with everything you need to know about this most important day of the primary season.

Obama’s last shot

Matthew Rao outlines the two key areas the Obama administration must focus on in its remaining years.

The economic irrationality of new conservatives

The current wave of new conservatives, that have become the prominent voice of the right-wing in America, carry with them a great ideological passion. These conservatives have been vocal supporters of many policies that are often congruent with the neo-liberal viewpoint. Such policies include a laissez-faire economic approach and small government; both of which are aligned with the economic rationalist approach. They have also ardently maintained their pro-family, pro-community rhetoric in a time when they say these values are being tossed aside by an increasingly liberalised America.

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