‘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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4 reasons to believe America may be in better political shape than we think

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2021


/ LANGUAGE In his final column (June 17), The New York Times’s departing long-time columnist …

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From Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, America’s climate story is one of dizzying change

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… Enough time has elapsed since Joe Biden’s April 22 climate summit for …

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Words have long been a weapon against Asian Americans

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2021


/ LANGUAGE As America confronts a yearlong escalation in anti-Asian violence, the role of language …

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Impeachment: The American equivalent of a parliamentary no-confidence vote?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2021


/ POLITICS IN AMERICA On the Friday before Donald Trump was acquitted for a second …

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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