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 time in as many years in his impeachment trial, I heard Cardozo School of Law professor and ABC News contributor Kate Shaw  discuss an interesting new concept: “Impeachment talk”. Impeachment, she said to Five Thirty Eight’s Galen Druke, may now … Continue reading “Impeachment: The American equivalent of a parliamentary no-confidence vote?”

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Two ‘I’s currently seem to define America

by Rashmee

Posted on February 6, 2020


Iowa and impeachment. In the first week of February, an impeached American president was acquitted by a partisan Senate and the first-in-the-nation US presidential election vote was beset by chaos. It would not be extreme to say that to many around the world, Iowa and impeachment currently define America. The two ‘I’s suggest impunity and … Continue reading “Two ‘I’s currently seem to define America”

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Rudy Giuliani has the right to remain silent – and he should take it (twice a day and once at night)

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2019


Heard on Twitter the other day: Rudy Giuliani has the right to remain silent – but not the sense to do so. He has the right but not the sense. — Sherazona (@Sherazona) September 26, 2019 That becomes more true with every passing day. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer – who once had ambitions to be … Continue reading “Rudy Giuliani has the right to remain silent – and he should take it (twice a day and once at night)”

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Trump’s grand delusions – treason and the unfolding coup

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2019


The dictionary meaning of treason is as follows: The crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government. In the same sort of category might be these other actions or behaviours: lese-majesty sedition mutiny rebellion Treason certainly has connotations of disloyalty, but not quite in the way Donald … Continue reading “Trump’s grand delusions – treason and the unfolding coup”

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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