Trump vs the People: Even a low-energy autogolpe can be dangerous

by Rashmee

Posted on December 12, 2020


On Friday, December 11, the US Supreme Court finally pronounced on a matter that I’m going to call Trump vs the People. That’s Donald Trump’s attempt to, in his words, “overturn” the results of the November 3 general election and Joe Biden’s victory with 306 electoral college votes and an extra six million ballots. One … Continue reading “Trump vs the People: Even a low-energy autogolpe can be dangerous”

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Are America’s Demcrats pro-worker or pro-wealth?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2020


Are America’s Demcrats pro-worker or pro-wealth? The question has taken on outsize importance in the weeks after the November 3 general election. In 2016, the prevailing view was that Donald Trump’s win in the electoral college (but not of the popular vote) was racially charged. Pundits argued ceaselessly that Mr Trump’s appeals to white nationalism … Continue reading “Are America’s Demcrats pro-worker or pro-wealth?”

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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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In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump. What an obit

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2016


Chiropractic Jeffrey H. Cohen’s obituary, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just a few days ago, made this extraordinary plea: “Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump. (Also acceptable – donations to the Nimmo Educational Foundation.” It is a measure of the mounting unease among many Americans with … Continue reading “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump. What an obit”

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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