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US primaries #11: Super Tuesday

February 28, 2016

Tuesday sees the biggest test for the Presidential hopefuls: Super Tuesday where a quarter of the delegates for both parties are up for grabs. So far, the Democrats have elected a total of 156 delegates, and the Republicans a total of 130, through the February primaries. Tuesday’s haul dwarfs those figures: in a single day, […]

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US primaries #9: the Democrats hit South Carolina

February 27, 2016

Tonight sees the last of the eight primaries that precede Super Tuesday: the Democratic primary election in South Carolina Don’t get too excited though: of those eight contests this is probably the one that has the most predictable outcome: Hillary Clinton will win, and win big. The graph below shows our rolling poll of polls. […]

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US primaries #8: the Nevada results

February 26, 2016

This week’s primaries in the Silver State cemented the lead positions for both the Democrats and Republicans Last Saturday, I posted on the Democrats’ primary caucus in Nevada. On Tuesday, it was the Republicans’ turn. So, how did it all pan out? 1. THE DEMOCRATS A month ago, Saturday’s Democratic caucus looked like an easy […]

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US primaries #6: Nevada

February 20, 2016

Today, Nevada’s Democrats caucus to decide who their presidential candidate should be. It looks close. Nevada may be the Silver State, but neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders will be happy with a silver medal from today’s primary caucus there. The Silver State Nevada is a rapidly growing part of the nation, and with its […]

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2016 US primaries: #4 – New Hampshire results

February 14, 2016

Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary election was the last thing that either of the party establishments wanted, not only because of the victories of somewhat maverick insurgent candidates but also the nature of those victories. For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders not only beat Hillary Clinton, he trounced her. On the Republican side, Donald Trump not only […]

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2016 USA primaries: #3 – New Hampshire

February 8, 2016

Tuesday sees the next contest in the US presidential primary season, and the first true primary election, as opposed to caucus. New Hampshire is very proud of this, and likes to boast that this is the first true primary. Outside the state capital in Concord, the pavement has a timeline showing the contests, their winners […]

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2016 USA primaries: #2 – Iowa results

February 7, 2016

You know the results: despite the polls, Trump did not win and Clinton only just did. So, why did the polls appear to get it wrong? First, it is worth remembering that caucuses are difficult to poll for: FiveThirtyEight said on the eve of the caucuses that they understated their real margin of error and […]

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2016 USA primaries: #1 – Iowa

January 31, 2016

Tomorrow sees the first test in the 2016 US presidential race: the Iowa caucuses. THE HAWKEYE STATE Of the 48 contiguous US states, the Hawkeye State is the one I’ve spent least time in: a train journey across the south of the state and a few hours in Council Bluffs. For many Americans, they will have […]

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Week 24: Hero – Hillary Clinton

June 14, 2015

This Week’s Hero of the Week is Democratic Party Presidential Nomination Contender, Hillary Clinton on the occasion of the formal launch of her bid for the Presidency Among the rather depressing spectacle of the candidates for the leadership of the Labour Party falling over themselves to embrace big business and Tory economic policy in order […]

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Benghazi, Hillary Clinton and the Republicans

May 11, 2014

Last week saw the Republican controlled House of Representatives sent up a Select Committee to investigate the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, which killed the US ambassador to Libya and one his aides. ‘Benghazi’ has become in the Second Obama administration what ‘Whitewater’ was in […]

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Who is on your political grudge list?

January 17, 2014

It has been alleged that the Clintons keep a grudge list spreadsheet which is constantly updated with everyone who has ever wronged them – with a ranking and rating for each grudge nomination. This has opened up a debate within the committee on Allthatsleft about whether we own our own grudge list. Ray North and […]

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What on Earth is Going on with Bill Clinton?

November 14, 2013

Just like John Major’s curious interventions over the last couple of weeks, the Big Dog has decided to get involved in the issue of health care in the US.   To say his intervention is not helpful to Barack Obama would be to put to mildly.    I’ll come back to that intervention in a bit, but […]

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Who would be in your fantasy cabinet?

July 19, 2013

Politics is a dull old business these days. We have a bunch of humanoid politicians who offer absolutely nothing in the way of enlightenment, radical alternative policies, and charm. Bland, sanitised, machine politicians who deliver policy through talking in false rhetorical generalisations, sound bites delivered in threes, avoiding the questions set to them, and surrounded […]

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Week 48: Hero – Hillary Clinton

December 4, 2011

This Week’s Hero of the Week, is US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Our very first Hero of the Week and our Hero of the Year last year was Aung San Suu Kyi, the extraordinary leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement and its rightful elected leader given the landslide victory her party won in the annulled […]

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Week 10: Hero – PJ Crowley

March 13, 2011

This week’s Hero of the Week Award goes to….PJ Crowley Allthatsleft has previously written about the inhuman conditions in which the US military have kept 23 year old Private Bradley Manning – who is accused of leaking reams of confidential documents to the Wikileaks website.  He is kept in chains the whole time, is subject […]

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