What are the mid-terms?

The United States midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, 6 November. This offers the first nationwide referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump. Presidential elections are held every four years, in conjunction with votes for congress, state governors and other positions. Midterm elections are held half-way between presidential elections (in the middle of a …

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Republicans and Democrats are more polarised on immigration than parties in the UK or Australia

This is something I wrote up a while ago but did not get the chance to post here until now. Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s widely condemned call for a “final solution” to the Australia’s “immigration problem” the other month should not be viewed in isolation. While his rhetoric was stronger than what we’re used to …