David Waywell

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Friday, 23 October 2020

Trump v Biden Round 2: a fitting end to four years of American chaos

It began well. The President showed up. There had been some thought that Donald Trump might skip the event, but …

By David Waywell

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Lincoln Project: the Republican attack ads taking on the Trump Presidency

“As long as Nixon was politically alive – and he was, all the way to the end – we could …

By David Waywell

Friday, 16 October 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Senate hearings: a crude display of political power

The first day of the Senate’s confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett gave senators a chance to deliver opening statements …

By David Waywell

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Is Biden in for a landslide? How to read the 2020 presidential election polls

“Ignore the national polls.” It has become the t-shirt worthy motto of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Don’t dwell on …

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Rising star of the Democrats Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s trump card

It’s now a well-established custom around American politics that anyone reaching for high office should first release their biography as …

By David Waywell

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Coronavirus and the Constitution – what would happen if Trump becomes too ill to serve as President?

A President who, depending on reports, is either critically unwell or “doing great”… An imminent election that will direct the …

By David Waywell

Friday, 2 October 2020

Patient No. 7,497,257 checks in

It’s probably not the October surprise Republicans had been promising… Follow Reaction on Twitter

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Trump v Biden: a landmark moment in American politics, for all the worst reasons

Rarely in politics do surprises happen on the level they happened around the first Presidential Debate. It would have been …

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Republicans may live to regret backing Trump’s Supreme Court power play

There is a good reason why Donald Trump treats politics as though it’s easy. He has yet to be defeated …

By David Waywell