Articles by: Grant Gillingham
Grant Gillingham is U.S. Political Editor for MoonProject and was responsible for the coverage of 2012 presidential election. He studies American History at the University of East Anglia.

The American Tories?

June 16, 2016 1:31 pm0 comments
The American Tories?

The United States differs from the United Kingdom in many ways. They have dollars; we have pounds. They call it soccer; we call it football. They drive on the right of the road; we drive on the left. The latter is a good analogy of both countries’ conservative parties’ positioning […]

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Predicting the 2016 presidential election

December 19, 2015 7:05 pm0 comments
Predicting the 2016 presidential election

Last night saw the last Republican presidential debate of 2015 and this Saturday will see the last Democratic debate of the year. Americans will be going to vote for their next president in November 2016 and as it is getting closer to the election, I thought I would write my […]

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The Grand Old Problem: Why the Republicans will not win the 2016 presidential election

September 17, 2015 9:10 am0 comments
The Grand Old Problem: Why the Republicans will not win the 2016 presidential election

Who would have ever thought that Donald Trump would be the leading candidate in the 2016 Republican primaries? His meteoric rise in the race for the Republican nomination epitomises the GOP’s main problem; they are too extreme. Whereas the Democrats’ five candidates are fairly balanced, with Bernie Sanders the only […]

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A brief assessment of the Republican debate

August 12, 2015 12:43 pm0 comments
A brief assessment of the Republican debate

This debate was the first of the race for the White House and it offered us a glimpse into the GOP’s finest candidates. The Republicans are yet to modernise on ideas such as same-sex marriage and abortion. Some controversial statements on the latter did no favours for Florida senator Marco […]

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Can Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination?

July 14, 2015 12:00 pm0 comments
Can Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination?

The first Democratic presidential primary is not until February 2016 but there is already speculation about who will be the Democratic nominee. Hillary Clinton seems the obvious choice. She has name recognition and is backed by Wall Street and other influential donors. However, Bernie Sanders, a little-known openly-socialist senator from […]

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Why does the U.S. continue to support Saudi Arabia?

July 13, 2015 1:07 pm0 comments
Why does the U.S. continue to support Saudi Arabia?

Let’s start with the most obvious reason the U.S. is allied with Saudi Arabia: oil. Saudi Arabia is the second largest oil depository in the world, after Venezuela. It has 268,350 million barrels in oil reserves according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s International Energy Statistics and for the U.S., a […]

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Can North Korea hit the US?

March 10, 2013 3:05 pm0 comments
Can North Korea hit the US?

On Thursday North Korea threatened a “pre-emptive strike” against the US that would engulf Washington “in a sea of fire”. However, these threats aren’t new. The state propaganda machine released an eerie simulation of a virtual American city in flames back in February accompanied by elevator music. Jay Carney, the […]

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Farewell, Hillary

February 4, 2013 8:00 am1 comment
Farewell, Hillary

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, waved goodbye to the state department today as she plans to take a rest after three decades of public service. Former Democratic presidential candidate, John Kerry, will succeed her. Hillary, the wife of former US president, Bill Clinton, was chosen by Obama as his Secretary […]

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