Regardless of Race… or Race, not Regarded?

Reserved election, or political machination? Isaac Neo reflects on the reserved Presidential Election and examines the CMIO model and its various contradictions in its application in Singapore.


Debate, Disagreement, Democracy – for a resilient Singapore?

Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera recently spoke to Tembusuians at the invitation of Tembusu’s public policy interest group Polity. Bryan Kwa reports and reflects on Mr Perera’s take on how to build a resilient Singapore that would stand the test of time.


Reclaiming Feminism: Yay/Nay/Why should I care?

When you think of Feminism, what comes to your mind? Man Hating Femi-nazis hunting you down with pitchforks? Or do you think of Taylor Swift preaching Girl Power and Solidarity? Our guest writer Michelle Heng discusses the evolution of feminism, from positive to negative to increasingly positive.

A protest against Donald Trump in the Netherlands.

Tumult and Destabilisation – What’s next for liberal politics?

Donald Trump’s inauguration less than a month ago rounded off a year in which liberal politics withered in the face of isolationist and nationalist political narratives, an unthinkable change from the dominance of liberal ideas in the past. What gives? Ryan Cheng explores how liberal politics became a source of disenfranchisement, and shows how it can pull itself back from the brink.


On Political Correctness and Privilege

What should we make of politicians who give textbook answers, and is Singapore’s safety net as small as we think it is? Sarah-Kei Lauw reflects on Minister Tan Chuan-Jin’s visit to Tembusu College.

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Is There Any Truth in “Post-Truth”?

Denise Goh explores how the word “Post-Truth” has evolved in both usage and meaning over the past year, pre and post US Elections.