The business of American politics: Ted Cruz tells it like it is

by Rashmee

Posted on May 4, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA Ted Cruz, Republican senator from Texas, has made an honest admission of dishonesty. In the Wall Street Journal, he warned CEOS opposed to Republican attempts to change voting regulations. No longer, he said, would Republicans look the other way when corporate bigwigs dodge taxes. Republicans wouldn’t take corporate donations in exchange … Continue reading “The business of American politics: Ted Cruz tells it like it is”

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Ted Cruz’s push for belief over fact means Biden didn’t win, there was no moon landing, Elvis lives

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2021


This week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz will lead nearly a dozen Republican colleagues in a move to reject electors from certain states won by President-elect Joe Biden. The grounds for these are vague but fevered: Mr Cruz and the others cite unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and want an emergency 10-day audit of the election … Continue reading “Ted Cruz’s push for belief over fact means Biden didn’t win, there was no moon landing, Elvis lives”

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Donald Trump denies ‘fake news’ on Russia links. Instead, he should read Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31

by Rashmee

Posted on January 13, 2017


When Buzzfeed published documents about Russia’s closeness to Donald Trump, it stressed that these were “unverified and potentially unverifiable”. Mr Trump predictably erupted in his usual way, criticising “fake news”, a “political witch hunt” and so on. Instead, Mr Trump might like to consider becoming a real Christian rather than the “fake” believer he was … Continue reading “Donald Trump denies ‘fake news’ on Russia links. Instead, he should read Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31”

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Right and wrong. Does political correctness need to be correctly re-labelled?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2016


So here’s the question: what might be a suitable name for political correctness? What would properly reflect its inherent civilizing qualities? Re-labelling is urgently needed because of the backlash we’re witnessing after more than two decades of political correctness. This furious rebound is provoking the emergence of an uglier, meaner politics in Europe, the United States and … Continue reading “Right and wrong. Does political correctness need to be correctly re-labelled?”

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In 21st cent, politics, protest and story-telling as usual is no longer possible

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2016


Politics as usual is no longer possible in the 21st century, The Economist recently wrote, referring to the technological virtual megaphone that people can now use to prevent being tuned out. Think Donald Trump. Ted Cruz. Bernie Sanders. Revolution as usual too is no longer possible in the 21st century. It needs online crusaders, internet … Continue reading “In 21st cent, politics, protest and story-telling as usual is no longer possible”

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By pushing Muslims to the margins, Cruz & Trump would make US like Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2016


Ted Cruz and Donald Trump want to make the US more like Europe. They want to push Muslims to the margins and make it harder for them to integrate. Consider what the two Republican loonies are proposing in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks. Mr Cruz wants to “patrol and secure” Muslim neighborhoods in America … Continue reading “By pushing Muslims to the margins, Cruz & Trump would make US like Europe”

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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