Sanders or not, the US Democratic Party is increasingly turned off by Netanyahu’s Israel

by Rashmee

Posted on March 6, 2020


Whatever happens with the two-man race that is now the Democratic presidential field, one thing is clear: the positions taken by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel are forcing a change in the strongly bipartisan nature of US-Israeli ties. Where once both the Republican and Democratic parties shared the exact same regard for Israel – so much so … Continue reading “Sanders or not, the US Democratic Party is increasingly turned off by Netanyahu’s Israel”

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How super will this Tuesday be?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2020


With voters in 14 US states and American Samoa casting their ballots in Democratic primaries, there’s a lot at stake. Namely, 1,357 delegates A make-or-break moment for a few candidates A sense of momentum for whoever leads the race Personally, I thrilled to Pete Buttigieg’s speech at Joe Biden’s Texas rally on Monday night (March … Continue reading “How super will this Tuesday be?”

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Who’s afraid of Bernie Sanders?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2020


After Nevada, it’s time to get serious about Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Socialism. How does it differ from social democracy? And is Mr Sanders a menace to America? There are two possible answers. One, was delivered after the Nevada caucuses by Pete Buttigieg, Senator Sanders’ rival to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. Mr Sanders, … Continue reading “Who’s afraid of Bernie Sanders?”

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Why a small American state can have a big impact on the world

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2020 / The National


The battle for the US presidency gets properly under way with Tuesday’s election in New Hampshire, a small north-eastern state, where the Democratic Party picks its preferred choice for presidential nominee. Meanwhile, two seemingly contradictory narratives are emerging. The first is that the Democratic Party is simply incapable of winning against incumbent president Donald Trump … Continue reading “Why a small American state can have a big impact on the world”

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America needs a strong third-party alternative. Built from the bottom-up, not top-down

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2016


Many Americans would probably agree with Nina Turner, an African-American former Ohio state senator who was one of Bernie Sanders’s most passionate surrogates, that the US needs more than two viable political parties. That the Republican Party (or the ghost of it post-Trump) and the Democratic Party (progressive but not radical enough) don’t offer something … Continue reading “America needs a strong third-party alternative. Built from the bottom-up, not top-down”

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In 21st cent, politics, protest and story-telling as usual is no longer possible

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2016


Politics as usual is no longer possible in the 21st century, The Economist recently wrote, referring to the technological virtual megaphone that people can now use to prevent being tuned out. Think Donald Trump. Ted Cruz. Bernie Sanders. Revolution as usual too is no longer possible in the 21st century. It needs online crusaders, internet … Continue reading “In 21st cent, politics, protest and story-telling as usual is no longer possible”

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When Sanders falls out of race #DonaldTrump will threaten Hillary’s rallies

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2016


So #DonaldTrump has indirectly threatened to flood Bernie Sanders’ rallies with his own supporters as retaliation for what he insists has been the deliberate infiltration of his events. Just watch. He will do it. And when Mr Sanders, the most liberal senator in America, falls out of the Democratic nomination race, Mr Trump will pursue … Continue reading “When Sanders falls out of race #DonaldTrump will threaten Hillary’s rallies”

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Bernie Sanders is being tarnished by association with #DonaldTrump

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2016


Just because #DonaldTrump says so, it aint true. In fact, because he says it, that’s a lie. Donald Trump is both unremittingly belligerent and an unabashed slanderer. He has focused on Bernie Sanders as the reason protestors are attending his events and here’s why: ** Mr Sanders, the most liberal senator in America, is the … Continue reading “Bernie Sanders is being tarnished by association with #DonaldTrump”

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Even a President Sanders couldn’t make the US more like Denmark. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on February 29, 2016


Even though his case may be considered hopeless by some, Bernie Sanders’ attempt at candidacy is interesting. Megan McArdle quotes writer Will Wilkinson’s libertarian case for Bernie Sanders. For those who don’t know Mr Wilkinson, he is vice-president of policy at Washington’s Niskanen Center, a think tank that argues for environmentalism, immigration reform, civil liberties, and a national defense policy based on libertarian principles. The … Continue reading “Even a President Sanders couldn’t make the US more like Denmark. Here’s why”

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Is a vote for Bernie Sanders a casual gesture or a deep, aching hope? You decide

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2016


Even before the results of the New Hampshire primary came in, ABC News’s first results were reporting significant findings from the exit polls. They showed that the electorate was increasingly polarized, that voters were more frustrated and fearful. Most significant of all, that a chunk of Democrat voters and an even larger section of Republicans, wanted … Continue reading “Is a vote for Bernie Sanders a casual gesture or a deep, aching hope? You decide”

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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