‘Librium Liz’ has been doing a good job of sending herself up

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2022


When I heard Liz Truss, Britain’s prime minister for barely three weeks, on the radio …

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America’s contradictions in three events on just one day

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2022


The first Tuesday of August 2022 underlined America’s many contradictions, some reassuringly rational, others fantastical …

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January 6: America’s ‘feast of the goat’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2022


When reports from the January 6 committee’s latest hearing came in, it told us nothing …

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The parallels between ‘Britain Trump’ and the real American thing are overstated

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2022


Remember when Donald Trump described Boris Johnson as “Britain Trump”? Quite apart from being ungrammatical, …

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‘Trumpian-ness reminds us of just how vulgar democracy is, unless moderated by conventions’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2022


Harvey Mansfield, who is both politically conservative and philosophically liberal, recently offered one of the …

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Trump’s alternate reality fits with a metaverse that doesn’t really exist, in a galaxy far far away

by Rashmee

Posted on January 13, 2022


Listen to the full broadcast of NPR’s January 11 interview with Donald Trump and you …

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Biden should have called Trump out as Covid’s Typhoid Mary

by Rashmee

Posted on December 7, 2021


I have to say I agree with Jamelle Bouie (paywall): Joe Biden was wrong not …

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Nah, Donald Trump probably won’t be back in the White House. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2021


Read the petroleum trails just as you would the tea leaves. The Gulf Arab states …

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Journalists are comically attached to linear narratives even when trying to wake up in 2041

by Rashmee

Posted on November 29, 2021


Journalism is a very different profession from writing fiction (as I have learnt, slowly, painfully, …

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America is no South Africa, that’s for sure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 30, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS South Africa’s highest court has sentenced former president Jacob Zuma to 15 …

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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