Felicity Spector


article 15 July 2015 United States
Obama speaks at NAACP
by Obama's clarion call for justice reform

"That's not a justice system. It's an injustice system". In a sweeping call for reform - President Obama says too many Black Americans are locked up in jail.

article 12 April 2015 World, United States
by Hillary Clinton's presidential bid: is America ready?

Ready for Hillary? It seems America is so very, very ready. For the most important thing about a political journey is a story. And Hillary Clinton certainly has a story.

article 05 November 2014 World, United States
Mia Love, the first black woman Republican to be elected to Congress (Reuters)
by Grimm, Blair and Love: the new faces of Republican power

The first black woman Republican in Congress, the 18-year-old legislator and a man being investigated for fraud: Channel 4 News looks behind the headlines of the US midterms.

article 04 November 2014 World, United States
Washington Capitol building (Getty Images)
by Midterms 2014 - the $4bn bunfight for US power

Democrat and Republican candidates across the United States have been trading insults in the most expensive midterm campaign ever. We look at six of the most close-fought contests.

article 17 June 2014 UK
People queueing at sandwich shop
by From school lunch to office lunch: beyond the sad sarnie

Bored with your dreary al-desko sandwich? As the government pledges to make school lunches healthier, what kind of choices are we making for our office lunch? And how could we do better?

article 17 June 2014 World, Iraq
Iran at nuclear talks in Vienna
by My enemy's enemy? US considers Iran co-operation

They have been called state sponsors of terrorism - but now the United States is considering working together with Iran, as both countries try to stop Iraq disintegrating into chaos.

article 04 February 2014 Culture, United States
Philip Seymour Hoffman death heroin use United States
by Philip Seymour Hoffman death highlights heroin spike

The untimely death at the weekend of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has drawn attention to the unprecedented rise in the use of heroin across the United States.

article 28 January 2014 World, United States
Obama State of the Union 2014
by State of the Union: Obama's middle class promise

The economy has never been better - but his approval ratings have never been lower. As Barack Obama prepares for his State of the Union address tonight, what can he hope to achieve?

article 24 January 2014 World, United States
Bill de Blasio New York mayor inequality
by NY mayor de Blasio pledges radical change

In charge of America's biggest city, with a budget of 45bn, New York's new mayor Bill de Blasio is less than a month into his job. So how is his fight against inequality going so far?