Redaction Weekly: The Rehabilitation of Democrat Hawks

WHEN Colin Powell gets a longer speaking slot at the DEMOCRATIC National Convention than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s clear hawkishness is still on the menu.

Donald Trump’s abhorrent government clearly needs to be voted out of office – but the alternative is uninspiring.

Joe Biden, who officially accepted the nomination on Thursday, had a chance to offer a real olive branch to the American left – whose votes he so desperately needs – during the convention.

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Yet apart from Ms Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, leftist figures could not be found.

Instead, it was the likes of Powell and John Kasich who were at the fore of this farce.

The United States is also a one-party state, but with typical ...

Still, Biden is set to take the election comfortably, perhaps hailing the return of neoliberalism after an uncomfortable decade-long bout with populism.

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Contributing Editor James Moules analysed each state in detail to show how the former VP will likely sweep the electoral college.

Electoral College 2020: Is Biden still on course for victory?

Here are some of our other top articles this week:

Migrant Crisis

Refugees have been seeking asylum by trying to make it to British shores – but many are dying along the way. Report Declan Carey spoke to Amnesty International about the British government’s obligations to asylum seekers.

UK ‘could be in breach of legal obligations’ in hindering people claiming asylum, warns Amnesty International

Canadian Politics

As Justin Trudeau continues to enjoy a steady polling lead, Canada’s conservatives are looking for a new figurehead to bring the centre-right back.

North American correspondent Scott Costen gives his rundown of who will replace Andrew Scheer.

Canada’s conservatives prepare to anoint new leader as race to replace Andrew Scheer draws to a close

Colonialism

Can New Caledonia finally break free of France’s clutches? Does it want to? Guest writer Darshan Singh Brar sheds light on the colonial situation.

New Caledonia: The French overseas territory that might soon become independent

LOOKING FORWARD

The DNC will FINALLY come to a close, leaving a clear view of the crucial battle between Green New Deal co-sponsor Ed Markey and ‘No one should face losing their healthcare…without a lawyer’ Joe Kennedy. Polls show it neck and neck, but this week will shape a fascinating Senate race for Massachusetts.

Elsewhere, will Boris return to take control of the migrant crisis, exam results and coronavirus? In retrospect, it was always a strange time to take a holiday.


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