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Guardiola’s First Season: Success or Failure?

When it was announced in February 2016 that Pep Guardiola would take charge of Manchester City in the 2016/17 season it was set to mark the entering of a new era for the club. He was heralded as the football genius who would bring a new philosophy that would crack Manchester City’s Champion’s…

A Secret Senate Healthcare Bill Seems A Fitting Conclusion

A Senate healthcare bill drawn up hastily in a dark back room seems a fitting conclusion to the roller-coaster ride we have had in healthcare over the past eight years. It’s a culmination of everything the Republicans set in motion when they first stood in united opposition to the passage of the Affordable…

Is Theresa May Gambling By Starting Brexit Negotiations Before Her Queen’s Speech Passes?

Michael Barnier and David Davis led the preliminary Brexit talks that started this morning and have already given in on one of their main negotiating demands; that the divorce agreement and the relationship post-Brexit should be negotiated simultaneously. Given that the EU is a massive 27 country bloc, it seems only natural that…

Grenfell Fire and Fallout: A Lesson In Media Framing

The fire at Grenfell tower in Kensington has been at the centre of media coverage over the past few days. The deaths have sparked angry protests, calls for resignation, the start of a formal government inquiry, and some serious scrutiny of the politicians who could have arguably prevented this tragedy. There have been…

Music Is Still A Powerful Political Tool

There are many who believe that the role of a musician is to entertain, certainly not to get involved in politics. They see artists such as Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton in last year’s US Presidential Election and groan. It is true that often musicians try and use…

What Is The Amygdala?

The expansion and evolution of our brains can be likened to the growth of villages into vast sprawling cities over hundreds of years. We started with a few houses, slowly building up and out as we needed more housing or more services, connecting the different parts of our cities with highways, and building…