Meet Ted Cruz: religion, hookers, voter fraud and hated by his own party, what’s not to like? (video)


From climate change through reproductive rights and gender equality and on to LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage, Ted Cruz denies them all. In that respect, he ought to be the perfect alternative candidate to Donald Trump, at least within the … Continue reading

Meet John Kasich the ‘moderate’ Republican candidate (video)


“With Jeb Bush out of the Republican primary, Ohio Gov. John Kasich seems to be the only GOP candidate who’s widely considered a moderate. But on Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee went after Kasich’s moderate label. “Is Kasich really the huggable … Continue reading

Government and ‘independent expertise’: think tanks represent a blind spot for critical analysis


Drawing on recent research about UK think tanks, austerity and social policy, Hartwig Pautz and Elke Heins examine the relationship between government and the world of ‘independent expertise’. Focusing on one example, the Centre for Social Justice’s influence over Conservative ministers’ social policies, they … Continue reading