Beto O’Rourke’s audacity of hope

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2019


  Don’t get me wrong. I really like Beto O’Rourke. I like his youthfulness, his energy, his straight-talking commitment to American values. But I think it’s a mistake for him to run for president. Instead, the former Texas congressmen, who narrowly failed to oust Ted Cruz in the 2018 senate election, should have run for … Continue reading “Beto O’Rourke’s audacity of hope”

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When did Emmanuel Macron become a synonym for political insubstantiality?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 17, 2018


It’s fair to say France’s President Emmanuel Macron may not find much to be merry about this Christmas season. The Yellow Vests protest has continued for six weeks (although sputtering now) and he’s become an object lesson in what not to look for in a leader. Consider the following stinging comment on Mr Macron from … Continue reading “When did Emmanuel Macron become a synonym for political insubstantiality?”

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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