US Congress

Total 25 Posts

Hope won but white fear still reigns.

6 min read
On one hand last week’s national elections produced unity because everyone was surprised at the results and on the other hand the elections produced disunity.

The US Election and Human Rights.

5 min read
President-Elect Joe Biden inherits ongoing conflicts and significant challenges. His renewed embrace of international institutions however shouldn’t make human rights practitioners less vigilant.

Who invented the Electoral College?

6 min read
Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention – election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.

How much of Barack Obama’s legacy has Donald Trump rolled back?

12 min read
From healthcare, to the environment, immigration and racial justice, which areas of Barack Obama’s legacy were the most vulnerable – and most resilient – during Donald Trump’s first term?

Condemning white supremacy does not end white supremacy.

6 min read
With the resurgence of white supremacy coming to the forefront, decisive efforts must take place in the form of reparative redress programs that directly benefit the descendants of enslaved Africans, Dr Vincent Adejumo suggests.

Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress.

6 min read
A 2019 Emerson poll found that 5% of Americans believe in QAnon. This might seem like a small number. But elections can serve as important platforms to expand movements.

Trump’s economic record in historical perspective: Facts, lies and statistics.

14 min read
Trump’s re-election argument rests on the Economy, but does he have a case?
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