Up and Down the Ballot Up and Down the Ballot    |   By Iris Bos
It is almost two weeks since the U.S. Midterm Elections took place. As more and more races that were too close to call on or right after Election Day have finally been called, the new political landscape is slowly becoming clearer. Even though pundits on Election Night were sceptical at first, we did see a […]
November 19, 2018

Midterm Reflections Midterm Reflections    |   By Casper Thomas
  Politics are about emotion, especially at the Midterm Elections in the U.S. that were widely seen as a referendum about the most controversial president in recent history. Politics were also about emoticons on this Election Day. On the website of the New York Times, a ballot was shown throughout the day. You could click […]
November 7, 2018

Making it hard to vote Making it hard to vote    |   By Iris Bos
The United States is the oldest existing nation with a constitutional government in which the people elect their own government and representatives. However, most of its citizens do not participate in the process. Voter turnout in the U.S. is much lower than in most established democracies. In the midterm elections of 2014, only 36.7 percent […]
November 6, 2018

Women to Watch Women to Watch    |   By Kathelijne Niessen
  American politicians Stacey Abrams and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have a couple things in common. Until recently, the two women were relatively unknown on the national stage. Neither of them are ‘usual suspects’. And both of them could write history next week. On November 6, their names will be on the ballots in Georgia and New […]
November 1, 2018

Rewriting the Playbook: A historic number of women are running for office Rewriting the Playbook: A historic number of women are running for office    |   By Iris Bos
  More women are running for political office this year than ever before. That is remarkable, given that feminism suffered a tough blow in the United States 2016 election. Not only did the defeat of Democratic presidential nominee and former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mean that women have yet to shatter […]
October 29, 2018

This Election is about Health Care This Election is about Health Care    |   By Iris Bos
  “My health insurance costs me $625 every month and I still pay a lot over-the-counter.” I’m on a Greyhound bus from Knoxville, TN to Washington, D.C. and it has broken down in a small town in rural Virginia. We have been waiting over six hours for a new bus to arrive out of North […]
October 24, 2018