Fake News?, Yes, Really

In his first press conference since becoming President Elect, Donald Trump sent a strong message to the mainstream media; he is not going to be bullied or pushed around. On November 8, Trump was able to capture the long held Democrat states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, often referred to as part of the ‘blue … Continued

A Return to Classical Marxism

(image – http://www.cpusa.org/)  This article is in response to Waleed Aly’s piece entitled; “US election 2016: It’s not about racism or sexism, it’s about class warfare.” Now look, I don’t want to call Waleed a liar, but the majority of the team here at The Common Discourse, called the Trump victory before he even claimed the Republican nomination. … Continued

The Shifting Fault Lines Of The Political Divide

The centrist position of Western governments have fostered a relatively stable political and economic reality. Given that every ten or so years capitalist systems are prone to recessions as a matter of recalibrating and self correcting excesses, for the most part growth, living standards and social cohesion have remained steady. In the last three decades … Continued

Debate Night 2

 (image-thefederalist.com) DAMIENS’ DEBRIEF After a somewhat tepid opening encounter less than a month ago, Donald Trump wanted to grab the second debate by the pussy and show how America can be great again. There was no greeting handshake this time around. Rumors circulated early that the Clinton camp were planning a ‘psyche!’ attack, forcing ‘The Don’ to play it … Continued

Debate One Review

(AFP/SBS) TCD take a look at the first Presidential debate between Trump and Clinton. Varun’s View One of the most fascinating aspects of the current presidential cycle is where exactly the political fault lines lie. Without a doubt there is much polarization. However, both are advocating in some way for bigger government albeit coming from … Continued