MAGA: In Trumpspeak, an aspirational euphemism for Republicanism?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 18, 2021


This is the last week that we need to invest Donald Trump’s pronouncements with the solemn weight that comes of where he stands. So here goes. Noticed something? Mr Trump increasingly speaks of his MAGA ‘movement’ but doesn’t mention the Republican Party. That may be just fine with sections of the Party, which is in … Continue reading “MAGA: In Trumpspeak, an aspirational euphemism for Republicanism?”

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‘Trump is a coward and a despot, so a Chicken Ceasar’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2021


In 2015, The Atlantic magazine posed a rhetorical question that addressed a seriously funny issue: why the British are better at satire. As the magazine is American, it’s obvious the point of comparison was Americans. Now, Americans have a very different sense of humour to the British. It’s slightly more obvious, perhaps even childlike in … Continue reading “‘Trump is a coward and a despot, so a Chicken Ceasar’”

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Trump’s plan: Make the American Political Show Great Again. #MAPSGA not #MAGA

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2017


Timothy L. O’Brien, Donald Trump’s biographer, has an interesting (and strangely comforting) view of the US president’s attitude to governance. He doesn’t care if any of his proposals become law, all he wants to do is rile up his base. What for? To be loved. What for? It’s great for the ratings. Make the American … Continue reading “Trump’s plan: Make the American Political Show Great Again. #MAPSGA not #MAGA”

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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