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  • US: Capitol Hill officer killed in car-ramming attack, White House flag lowered to commemorate death

    US: Capitol Hill officer killed in car-ramming attack, White House flag lowered to commemorate death

    A US capital officer died, and another was severely injured after a vehicle rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the Washington complex. This is a second major attack on Capitol Hill after the January storming of Congress by supporters of then-president Donald Trump. The other security staff who was injured is in …

    April 3, 2021
  • Bully Pulpit

    Bully Pulpit

    Many uncompromising votaries of free speech who swear by the US Constitution’s First Amendment (and who may not have been Trump supporters) saw ominous portents of corporations acting as super governments, moral police, ombudsmen, self-styled censor boards, etc.

    February 20, 2021
  • A President in dock

    A President in dock

    These certitudes also envisage that once the “article of impeachment” reaches the Senate, the chamber must almost immediately be transformed into a court of impeachment and sit in judgment until a verdict is reached.

    January 25, 2021
  • The illiberalism of the liberals

    The illiberalism of the liberals

    Right from the end of World War I, the United States has been hailed as the guarantor of the liberal world order. Woodrow Wilson, then President of the United States, is recalled as the first political personification of it.

    January 21, 2021
  • Democracy in danger, can Joe Biden fix it?

    Democracy in danger, can Joe Biden fix it?

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summed Trump up, saying “he is a clear and present danger to the nation.”

    January 17, 2021
  • Disunited America

    Disunited America

    When Congress was meeting on 6 January to certify Joe Biden’s victory, Trump and his advisers like Rudy Giuliani who considers it a “stolen election,” were inciting their supporters to march on Capitol Hill. Giuliani advised them to engage in ‘combat’.

    January 10, 2021
  • Tyranny of power

    Tyranny of power

    Wednesday’s mayhem in Washington, DC that saw the storming of Capitol Hill, the deaths of four persons, fisticuffs between legislators, the desecration of Congress and the blocking of a sitting President’s social media accounts, has ensured at least three things. First, it has resulted in the wilful destruction of America’s place at the high table …

    January 8, 2021
  • An Address in Tatters

    An Address in Tatters

    A very possible victory in the impeachment proceedings in the Senate ~ where the Republicans boast a majority ~ had perhaps buoyed Donald Trump to decline to shake the hand of the Speaker of the House of Representatives before the address.

    February 10, 2020
  • Pak FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi embarks on 3-day US visit

    Pak FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi embarks on 3-day US visit

    Qureshi will also have meetings on the Capitol Hill, besides engagements with the media and think tank community.

    January 15, 2020
  • Sundar Pichai meets GOP lawmakers amid privacy issues, Google’s re-entry into China

    Sundar Pichai meets GOP lawmakers amid privacy issues, Google’s re-entry into China

    Pichai's meeting with about two dozen Republican lawmakers was scheduled to be held in the Capitol office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who represents a district in Google's home state of California.

    September 29, 2018
  • President Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump

    The amazing and almost incredible has now attained fruition. Donald Trump is the President of the United States of America, after all. As the quirk of history translates into reality, Friday's inaugural address on Capitol Hill was of course spectacular as far as optics go ~ the stars and stripes banners, the dignitaries and the prescribed …

    January 21, 2017
  • President Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump

    The amazing and almost incredible has now attained fruition. Donald Trump is the President of the United States of America, after all. As the quirk of history translates into reality, Friday's inaugural address on Capitol Hill was of course spectacular as far as optics go ~ the stars and stripes banners, the dignitaries and the prescribed …

    January 21, 2017
  • Biden to run for US presidency in 2020

    Biden to run for US presidency in 2020

    The US Vice President Joe Biden has said he would run for the post of president in 2020.  “I am going to run in 2020,” Biden, 74, told reporters at the Capitol Hill on Monday. If elected, he would be the oldest ever US president at 78.  “What the hell man, anyway,” the outgoing Vice …

    December 6, 2016