Julie Norman

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    Trump’s intransigence won’t change the election result. But it’s still dangerous for security and democracy.

Trump’s intransigence won’t change the election result. But it’s still dangerous for security and democracy.

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Despite the 2020 presidential election being called for now President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday, President Trump has refused to concede, and many in his administration are actively working to obstruct the transition to the Biden administration. Julie Norman writes that the actions of Trump and his enablers may have real consequences for the security of the country, and risk […]

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    No matter the election result, the US will continue to wrestle with gun violence.

No matter the election result, the US will continue to wrestle with gun violence.

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Tens of thousands of Americans are killed by firearms every year, and yet the issue of gun related violence has been little mentioned in the 2020 presidential election campaign. Elizabeth Charash and Julie Norman write that the ubiquity of guns in America is linked to a greater likelihood of police shootings of civilians, and higher homicide rates for law […]

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    Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis will change the campaigns, but it won’t change many voters’ minds

Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis will change the campaigns, but it won’t change many voters’ minds

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Last week, President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 and later hospitalized. In this Q&A, Julie Norman argues that while Trump’s diagnosis is sure to change the way both candidates’ campaign from now until Election Day, it is only likely to entrench voters’ existing views about the presidential contenders.
What does Trump’s diagnosis mean for the campaigns?  
Trump’s diagnosis will alter the […]

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    How Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination could dominate the presidential election.

How Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination could dominate the presidential election.

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This past weekend, President Trump announced that US circuit court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, would be his nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. In this Q&A Julie Norman writes that Coney Barrett’s stances on most issues would shift the Court into a solid conservative majority, which would likely have serious implications for the Affordable […]

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    Biden holds his own as Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists and militia at the first presidential debate.

Biden holds his own as Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists and militia at the first presidential debate.

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Last night the Democratic nominee, former Vice President, Joe Biden met Republican President Donald Trump for the first 2020 presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. In this Q&A Julie Norman writes that rather than a debate on the issues, what the American public witnessed last night was 90 minutes of insults, devoid of any meaningful policy discussion.
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has brought politics back into the election race

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has brought politics back into the election race

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The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week has further shaken up an already volatile presidential election. Julie Norman writes that Republican moves to fill Ginsburg’s seat quickly will put ‘culture war’ issues such as abortion and the fate of the Affordable Care Act back on the table for this election, as well as reigniting debates […]

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    Trump’s use of federal forces in US cities not only politicises crime, it’s also a missed opportunity.

Trump’s use of federal forces in US cities not only politicises crime, it’s also a missed opportunity.

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In recent weeks the Trump administration has deployed federal law enforcement agents to US cities which have experienced protests and unrest in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in May. Julie Norman writes that in sending these federal forces, Trump has not only politicised crime prevention, but has also missed an opportunity to address crime […]

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    Trump’s ‘long-awaited’ Middle East peace deal is anything but

Trump’s ‘long-awaited’ Middle East peace deal is anything but

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This week President Trump announced a ‘long awaited’ peace deal for Israel and Palestine. Julie Norman argues that the deal is not about peace at all and has in fact long been underway. She writes that the deal, which splits up Palestinian territories, has been largely presented to Palestinians as an ultimatum, and is largely a step backwards for […]

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