Trump popcorn mix and the nor’easter from North Korea

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2018


Who would’ve thought the nor’easter forecast for Washington, D.C. would be straight from North Korea? So it turned out on Thursday night. Fresh from a week of snow in London, I could barely credit the sight of snowflakes in Washington, D.C. But there it was – spotty rain showers on Tuesday evening mixed in with … Continue reading “Trump popcorn mix and the nor’easter from North Korea”

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Why it is profoundly unwise to make steel the key to American renewal

by Rashmee

Posted on March 6, 2018 / The National


Until Donald Trump announced steep tariffs on steel imports into the US, he used to talk about the metal a lot. On the campaign trail, steel was invoked over and over as something almost mythical, something much more than an alloy of iron, carbon and some other elements. Roaring steel production was supposed to put … Continue reading “Why it is profoundly unwise to make steel the key to American renewal”

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Trump is wrong to make steel a symbol of American decay. It’s producing the same as ever

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2016


Donald Trump continues to talk about steel – and how it will literally and metaphorically put metal/mettle into the American spine once again. But it may be profoundly unwise to make steel a symbol of the economic growth that Mr Trump promises with an isolationist “America First” policy. The US steel industry is doing rather … Continue reading “Trump is wrong to make steel a symbol of American decay. It’s producing the same as ever”

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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