Yesterday marked the one-year countdown to US election day. So, how are the Democrats doing?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 4, 2019


  In 364 days, the US goes to the polls to vote in the most consequential election it’s ever had. I appreciate that most of you aren’t political nerds like me and so you probably didn’t watch Pete Buttigeg deliver his stunning, soaring, stonkingly good speech in Iowa. You probably missed Joe Biden doing the … Continue reading “Yesterday marked the one-year countdown to US election day. So, how are the Democrats doing?”

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Elizabeth Warren has long argued for draining the swamp. And she has a plan for that

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2019


Ed Luce put it rather brilliantly in his column in the FT (paywall):  “It was coincidence that Elizabeth Warren took the lead in the Democratic presidential race on the first day of the Donald Trump impeachment process. It was nevertheless a poetic one.” Quite so. Ms Warren is exactly the sort of leader America needs … Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren has long argued for draining the swamp. And she has a plan for that”

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A defining week for American politics, as Democrats sparred and Republicans huddled

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2019


  The past week told us a great deal about American politics. Consider all that happened. In Houston, the third Democratic presidential debate argued over healthcare, trade, immigration and suchlike. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, the Republican party gathered around their great leader and laughed along as he poked fun at (and spread fear about) “the dangers” … Continue reading “A defining week for American politics, as Democrats sparred and Republicans huddled”

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Joe Biden could yet serve a purpose (but not as the 46th president)

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2019


There are three things to say about Joe Biden’s candidacy. What? Why? Wherefore? All three are possible to address if one looks at the essential logic of Mr Biden’s candidature in 2020. So what is this Biden run? It’s a third-time-lucky punt. It’s a Hillary Clintonesque “I-want-to-be-president” candidacy. It’s a policy-lite campaign. And that’s ok … Continue reading “Joe Biden could yet serve a purpose (but not as the 46th president)”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK