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  • Democracy Denuded

    Democracy Denuded

    On closer reflection, both the charge and the comeuppance are epochal. And so it has been in the House of Representatives. Mr Trump has been charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the storming of Capitol Hill, home to Congress, on 6 January.

    January 17, 2021
  • Status of Cuba

    Status of Cuba

    The subtext of the message must be that the Castro regime must end its support for international terrorism and subversion of US justice. As much is clear from Mr Pompeo’s supplementary to his message.

    January 15, 2021
  • Emergency in DC

    Emergency in DC

    The impending change of guard at the Oval Office appears to have so derailed Mr Trump that his supporters but mostly he ended up disgracing the country. It is cause for alarm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned armed protests are being planned in all 50 US state capitals and the national capital in the final days leading up to Mr Biden’s inauguration.

    January 14, 2021
  • Mending fences?

    Mending fences?

    Historically, China has claimed that Taiwan, a democratic and separately ruled nation, as its own territory. This rather expansionist diplomacy is of a piece with Beijing’s anxiety to test the murky waters of Hong Kong, over which it regained control after Britain’s exit in 1997.

    January 13, 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
  • Forget Trump, hear what his lawyers say

    Forget Trump, hear what his lawyers say

    Both Trump in his Twitter feed and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in her press conferences have made allegations of broad-based election fraud

    November 23, 2020
  • Time running out

    Time running out

    This was followed by the election in Georgia being called in favour of Democrat Joe Biden, giving him an unassailable 306 electoral college votes against the required 270. This essentially means that Mr Trump’s legal challenges will have to succeed in at least three large states for the outcome to change.

    November 15, 2020
  • Trump fires defense secretary Mark Esper after election defeat

    Trump fires defense secretary Mark Esper after election defeat

    He announced that Christopher Miller, the current head of the National Counterterrorism Center and former special forces officer, would replace Esper as acting defense secretary

    November 10, 2020
  • ‘Chill, Donald, Chill’ Greta Thunberg mocks Donald Trump in his own words

    ‘Chill, Donald, Chill’ Greta Thunberg mocks Donald Trump in his own words

    US President Donald Trump had mocked Greta Thunberg, in 2019 when she was named Time Magazine’s person of the year. President Trump had asked  Greta Thunberg, to work on her ‘anger management problem’.

    November 6, 2020
  • Polls and disease

    Polls and disease

    States where Mr Donald Trump claims his support base, and some of which he won, are also the ones reporting the highest number of Covid positive cases as the United States set a new one-day record of 102,591 cases in a single day on Wednesday.

    November 6, 2020
  • American muddle

    American muddle

    The Democrats maintain that an election can be declared only after all votes are counted; Mr Trump argues that votes that have not reached by counting day should not be considered and says he will challenge legally any process that goes beyond this.

    November 5, 2020
  • Trump calls 2020 election ‘fraud’, says he’ll go to SC

    Trump calls 2020 election ‘fraud’, says he’ll go to SC

    Without providing any evidence and despite millions of votes yet to be counted, the President said: "This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country.Frankly we did win this election." Trump added that he would go to the US Supreme Court and wanted "all voting to stop".

    November 4, 2020
  • Poll ramifications for Asia and the world

    Poll ramifications for Asia and the world

    While many world leaders would prefer former Vice President Joe Biden to win, President Donald Trump is undeterred and even buoyed that many foreign heads of state and policymakers oppose his “America First” policy.

    November 4, 2020
  • Tight finish in US presidential race with margin between Trump, Biden shrinking: Polls

    Tight finish in US presidential race with margin between Trump, Biden shrinking: Polls

    Biden, 77, was leading Trump, 74, in the key battle ground States by 2.9 percentage points, which comes within margin of error, according to Real Clear Politics which maintains an average of major opinion polls.

    November 3, 2020
  • Taiwan’s hopes

    Taiwan’s hopes

    Stating that the US is committed to ensuring that Taiwan is not “bullied or overcome” by China, the official made it clear that there is bipartisan agreement in the United States for this position.

    October 30, 2020
  • After Trump?

    After Trump?

    The Occupy Wall Street movement, Black Lives Matter, the Bernie Sanders campaign enthusiasts and countless social justice groups are not going away and will continue to aim to move the members of the public from identifying with the aggressor to identifying the enemy, which clearly still has a way to go in Corporate America

    October 30, 2020
  • Hurting Trump with satire

    Hurting Trump with satire

    The narrator tells listeners that, unlike Trump, Democratic challenger Joe Biden has a plan for the virus, while a second voice, in the background, reads the names of some of those who have died of the coronavirus.

    October 26, 2020