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After Wisconsin

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The front-runners took it on the chin in last night’s Wisconsin primaries. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump, 48% to 35%, while Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton by a similar margin, 57% to 43%. So, what did we learn from these results? Republicans Cruz cruises: Last night’s victory was an impressive one for Cruz, and for […]

Takeaways from the Ides of March primaries

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The Ides of March primaries won’t be seen as turning points in world history, but they were pretty critical in determining who will be the parties’ 2016 presidential candidates.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big last night. There were five states in play for both Republicans and Democrats: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and […]

Trump: a monster made by PC

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The elite can’t fight The Donald because it unwittingly created him. Read my spiked article in full here.

From the GOP to the EU: the crumbling of the elites

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In the first episode of spiked’s new, weekly radio show, I spoke with Tom Slater, spiked’s deputy editor, about the rise of Donald Trump and the crumbling of the Republican establishment. Tom also speaks with the Brussels correspondent for The Times (London), Bruno Waterfield, about why a Brexit would strike a blow for self-determination. You can listen […]

The rise of Trump and the fall of the Republican establishment

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The crisis of the GOP is greater than people realize. Read my spiked article in full here.

Trump, Sanders and the new American populism

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These two candidates are shaking up a staid political life. Good. Read my spiked article in full here.

Takeaways from South Carolina and Nevada

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Last night Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton advanced towards securing their respective party nominations for president. Trump won handily in the Republicans’ primary in South Carolina, taking 32.5% of the vote, ahead of Marco Rubio with 22.5% and Ted Cruz with 22.3%. Clinton beat out Bernie Sanders, 52.7% to 47.2%, in the Democratic caucuses in […]

Antonin Scalia: defending democracy against judicial agitation

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Scalia was right: judges have become too powerful and political. Read my spiked article in full here.

New Hampshire: rage against the political machine

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The rise of Sanders and Trump reflects the decay of the establishment.  Read my spiked article in full here.

Takeaways from Iowa

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Finally, some real votes, rather than polls. Going into Iowa, Donald Trump led in the polls and dominated the media coverage, and he hoped that Iowa would be the start of a stampede across the country. That didn’t happen: Trump came in second with 24% of the vote, losing to Ted Cruz with 28%. On […]

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