Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Manipulator’s Dilemma

Manipulator’s Dilemma by Thomas Meehan There is much talk about influence in media. We are warned to be on our guard against hard to detect suggestions delivered from all sides, as in “fake news.” Fair enough, but what happens when … Continue reading

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Jerusalem the Golden

  Jerusalem the Golden by Ilana Mercer Pope Francis protested, albeit enigmatically, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the eternal Capital of Israel. The United Nations, naturally, disapproved too. By 2019’s end, the Trump administration plans to open the … Continue reading

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Vox Populi, Vox Dei

Vox Populi, Vox Dei From Fascism to Populism in History, Federico Finchelstein, University of California Press, 2017, 328 pp, h.b., reviewed by LESLIE JONES In his Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci refers to the sentimental connection (connessione sentimentale) that exists between … Continue reading

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Rush to Judgement?

Rush to Judgement? In the wake of the US military strike on Syria, Thomas O Meehan asks some awkward questions We are currently undertaking military action against Syria to avenge a massacre we know very little about. Our establishments are running … Continue reading

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Why Trump Won

Why Trump Won LESLIE JONES identifies some of the reasons Ineffectual opposition In the primaries, Trump crushed and humiliated his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. Exit, in due course, all the remaining candidates; namely, “lying” Ted Cruz, “Bible high, … Continue reading

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Government is the Cause of “Brexit-Trump Syndrome”

 Government is the Cause of “Brexit-Trump Syndrome” Stephen Michael MacLean delivers some home truths The Powers that be never fail to demonstrate why they have earned the enmity of the average citizen. Bound up in a cocoon of self-satisfaction and self-denial, … Continue reading

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Trump Awakens the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Trump Awakens the Entrepreneurial Spirit Stephen Michael MacLean endorses The Donald Businessmen don’t understand politics. Success in the marketplace doesn’t necessarily follow in the political arena. Early criticism of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were variations on this theme, from the … Continue reading

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“Crooked” Hillary’s Crooked Predecessors

“Crooked” Hillary’s Crooked Predecessors Gerry Dorrian recalls a rigged election Donald Trump has caused consternation with his claim that he may not accept the result of the US presidential election if it doesn’t go his way. Is this his characteristic … Continue reading

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Hillary Talks Environmentalism

Hillary Talks Environmentalism Ilana Mercer offers Trump topical advice “We can deploy a half a billion more solar panels. We can have enough clean energy to power every home. We can build a new modern electric grid. That’s a lot … Continue reading

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Presidential Insurgency Candidates, 1992 to 2016

Presidential Insurgency Candidates, 1992 to 2016  Mark Wegierski addresses a topical issue In 1992, Pat Buchanan launched his insurgency-candidacy for the Republican nomination against a sitting President. The candidacy was in itself helpful to the Republican Party, as it dampened … Continue reading

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