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  • Fracking, not Covid, may decide American election

    Fracking, not Covid, may decide American election

    Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, a relatively novel way to drill for oil and natural gas from sedimentary shale rock.

    September 11, 2020
  • The Corona Election

    The Corona Election

    Despite the raging coronavirus crisis, a fretful Democratic party establishment, deeply deferential to big donors, proceeded with primary elections in Illinois, Ohio, and Florida that were guaranteed to bolster their preferred presidential candidate, Joseph Biden. He will stabilize, not reverse, what Trump has done, and that’s about it. Some years ago a renowned film director, a genuine artist in that often crass trade, ruefully told one of us that an amply funded publicity campaign can make a success of the most mediocre product. Looks like he’s still right

    April 3, 2020
  • Healthcare settled battle for House

    Healthcare settled battle for House

    It was a rallying cry that will echo down through the unwritten pages of American history. It was the soft blast of a clarion reaching out through the darkness to touch the dawn. It happened just before midnight, Eastern Standard Time, when fear slipped the surly bonds of fear itself, and responded with that timeless …

    November 8, 2018
  • Ballots & Bombs

    Ballots & Bombs

    Political tensions have mounted in the United States of America less than a fortnight before the crucial midterm election (6 November), which will determine the complexion of the Senate and the House of Representatives. This is the bitter irony of the democratic narrative in the America of Donald Trump. President Barack Obama, who took the …

    October 27, 2018