The Trump effect was underway long before Trump. But now, it is empowered

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2019


Israel, India, Britain…The grim rollcall of countries where long-standing norms of political behaviour are increasingly disregarded, and where elected leaders attack the tools that keep democracy vibrant and true. Stanford political scientist Larry Diamond has described some of these tools as follows: judicial independence, a free media, a deeply engaged civil society, universities, the civil service, … Continue reading “The Trump effect was underway long before Trump. But now, it is empowered”

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There were 4 Koch brothers but we only talk about 2. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2019


Now that one of the two Koch brothers has passed, it’s worth thinking about their immense and continuing influence on America. But before we do, consider why we say “Koch brothers” and mean only two of Fred Koch’s four sons. Is it because Charles and David were the only two brothers who remained with Koch Industries? Or … Continue reading “There were 4 Koch brothers but we only talk about 2. Here’s why”

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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