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2016 U.S. presidential elections

Electoral College Is Medieval Relic

December 21, 2016 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Two of the three United States presidents of this century have initially been elected by a majority of voters in the [Electoral] College and a minority of popular votes. However, the Electoral College is not an American invention, but a medieval relic. Across various centuries, many political communities in Europe and [Read more]

Calexit

November 20, 2016 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Californians are calling for Calexit, as in Brexit; namely, the secession of the Golden State from the (un)United States.

The Comedy that Is Trump

October 25, 2016 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

[Trump has] become a threat ... [to Americans'] confidence in their electoral system — one of the most complex and respected ones in the world.

New Phenomenon in American Politics

July 19, 2016 // Al-Khaleej - U.A.E. - Arabic

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for the American presidency, frustrated the hopes of his hardline supporters when he announced his withdrawal from the election, and called on his supporters to back his rival Hillary Clinton. They had hoped that he would remain in the battle until the end, continuing to draw [Read more]

Elections in the US: Singing Rancheras

June 6, 2015 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

Porfirio Diaz declared to the foreign press (Creelman 1908) that Mexico was ready for democracy. One hundred years later, democracy is still not ready for Mexico. While we continue to trip on our shoelaces on the eve of the midterm elections, the presidential race is beginning in the U.S. It's likely that it will come [Read more]

Barack and Bill, Hillary Clinton’s Two Handicaps

April 24, 2015 // Le Point - France - French

“Hello Iowa, I’m back!” After announcing her candidacy on Sunday, Hillary Clinton began the marathon that could lead to the U.S. presidency in 2016, in the very place where she lost all hope in 2008. Although she had a 20 percent lead in the polls, she was beaten in the Iowa state caucus, which traditionally [Read more]