Politics

US politics remains divided: A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on January 1, 2015 1 Comment
US politics remains divided: A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood

Bye-bye 2014, welcome 2015!  US politics has been very consistently divided, Democrats vs. Republicans. As a result, nothing is accomplished. What will I remember about American politics in 2014? The US Democrats lost their majority in the US Senate. Surprise? Not a big surprise, because traditionally a second term president’s party loses elections due to […]

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Brat wins Republican primary: All rotten fish taste the same

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
Brat wins Republican primary: All rotten fish taste the same

Eric Cantor, the powerful number two Republican in the House of Representatives has lost the Republican primary to David Brat, a conservative Tea Party challenger. The big upset is certainly a message from the arch conservatives who see the Republican in Washington as not conservative enough. This defeat doesn’t change anything for the Democrats and […]

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Controversy over Bergdahl’s release: Sometimes you need to sacrifice your beard in order to save your head

Filed in Current affairs, Politics, US foreign policy by on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Controversy over Bergdahl’s release: Sometimes you need to sacrifice your beard in order to save your head

The release of a U.S. Army Sergeant detained by the Taliban after five years of captivity has ignited a political debate about how his release was negotiated. We all agree that the Taliban is a terrorist group. Are five Taliban lives worth one American life? Honestly, the United States didn’t have any choice whether to […]

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Rand Paul digs up old Clinton-Lewinsky scandal: No matter how far a man urinates, the last drop always falls at his feet

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Rand Paul digs up old Clinton-Lewinsky scandal: No matter how far a man urinates, the last drop always falls at his feet

Rand Paul, the Senator of Kentucky, sees himself as the GOP candidate for the US Presidential election of 2016 in the wake of Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal. Good strategy or lack of imagination, the Senator is focusing on Bill Clinton. Why is Rand Paul talking about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? The Lewinsky scandal is old. Why […]

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De Blasio sworn in as Mayor, New York: If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
De Blasio sworn in as Mayor, New York: If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents

The newly elected mayor of New York City has sworn in officially! Can De Blasio keep his promise to end inequality? Bill De Blasio’s campaign was focused on taxing the wealthy more. His answer to poverty sounds very simplistic. The loss of manufacturing in big cities across the US is certainly the root of its […]

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Health Secretary Sebelius must get Obamacare right this time: Success in life largely depends on how you handle your failures.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 4, 2013 1 Comment
Health Secretary Sebelius must get Obamacare right this time: Success in life largely depends on how you handle your failures.

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) debut has been a fiasco. It is difficult to comprehend how amateurish the administration has behaved in dealing with something that may be remembered as one of President Obama’s biggest achievement. It is true that a child doesn’t walk the same day that he is born; however, this administration has […]

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GOP miscalculates consequences of shutdown: A person who sells eggs doesn’t start a fight in the market

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on October 13, 2013 1 Comment
GOP miscalculates consequences of shutdown: A person who sells eggs doesn’t start a fight in the market

The US government is on its knees, still shut down by the Republican party, despite the outrage of the people. It is clear that the GOP has miscalculated the consequences of their actions. This shutdown is causing them more trouble than they anticipated. The world is watching and discovering the weaknesses of the most powerful country […]

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Obama, don’t attack Syria: Only the person who wears the shoe feels it when it pinches

Obama, don’t attack Syria: Only the person who wears the shoe feels it when it pinches

Recent criticism about President Obama seeking congressional approval to attack Syria proves once again how the American media is obsessed by wars. Clearly the President of the United States doesn’t know what to do. If he attacks Syria without congressional approval, he will be blamed for any failure. Looking for approval, he is accused of […]

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Hillary Clinton for President: A drum that is sounded loudly will soon split

Filed in Current affairs, Politics, US presidential elections by on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hillary Clinton for President: A drum that is sounded loudly will soon split

Hillary Clinton for President is now a slogan. More than three years before the next US Presidential election, the name of Hillary Clinton is back in the news as a potential Democratic candidate and future “Madam President.” It is too soon to project her victory but it is surely wise not to be overconfident that […]

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Lindy Boggs dies at 97: Every time an old person dies, it is as if a library has burnt down

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on July 28, 2013 3 Comments
Lindy Boggs dies at 97: Every time an old person dies, it is as if a library has burnt down

Death is always big news, especially the death of Lindy Boggs. As a congresswoman, she worked very hard to elevate American women by being their advocate in Washington. She died at 97, after almost a century of living, having witnessed the changes in America. As always, as the Bambara of Mali say, “Every time an […]

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