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Mrs America: Women for Women?

28 October 2020

The BBC recently released (or not so recently, I’m really bad at getting through shows) Mrs America, a programme that follows the journey of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment in the US) and the key figures involved in the fight for women’s rights. While the show does contain fictional characters and events, they all help […]

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Review: Final US Presidential Debate

27 October 2020

Nashville, Tennessee played host to the final presidential debate ahead of the November 3rd election between President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden. Unsurprisingly, policy matters played second fiddle to point scoring and scaremongering from both ends of the stage.  For the most part, both candidates were restrained: the interruptions which dominated the […]

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For The Record: Nationalists, No Deal & New Zealand

18 October 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’. Local It was quite a quiet week in local news; there were few Scottish stories, and few headlines from St Andrews itself. No single headline […]

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Review: Presidential Town Halls

18 October 2020

If the first Presidential debate didn’t put you off US politics for good, your patience is commendable: the shouting match between Biden and Trump left much to be desired in terms debating quality and coherent sentences. It seemed fitting, then, that the second debate was replaced by candidates attending simultaneous town hall meetings. Trump was […]

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Review: US Vice-Presidential Debate

9 October 2020

As Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris took part in their first and only face-off, we were reminded of what a somewhat functioning political debate looks like. The Vice Presidential debate had features of last week’s atrocious Presidential counterpart, but was far more forgiving on the senses; much of the structure and debated […]

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Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

24 September 2020

Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and liberal feminist icon, there has been an outpouring of tributes to her legacy. The Record has received two such obituaries, which we are pleased to present below: Notorious RBG – Maddie McCall I remember sitting in the second row of my government class about […]

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For The Record: Research, Rising Cases & Rule-Breakers

13 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who try to follow the endless headlines, it’s even harder to track the important topics. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The big story in […]

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For The Record: Schools, Scottish Labour & Shooting

6 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who do manage to pick our way through the endless headlines, it can be even harder to figure out what the important bits are. That’s why The Record is starting a new weekly initiative – For The Record. Each Sunday […]

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Confessions of a Former Unionist

25 August 2020

The 2010s were a rollercoaster ride of a decade when it came to politics. It has been confusing, upsetting and, in some cases, terrifying seeing the path that countries around the world are taking. Looking back though, there’s one vote that I’ve grown to regret more and more as the years have gone by. I’m […]

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Let’s Talk About Feminism

17 August 2020

When a woman says they are a feminist, they have to preface it with “I don’t think women are better than men and I don’t hate men”. In this day and age, feminism is unjustly connoted as a radical movement. The initial wave of feminism in the early ninetieth century emerged to fight the oppression […]

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