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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Dispassionately speaking, 3 things need to be said re. Trump, whistleblower, Bidens & Ukraine

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2019


Stand back from the media circus and there are three points that are not being made, clearly enough, or prominently enough about the whistleblower’s report alleging that Donald Trump linked military aid to Ukraine to his own personal political advantage. It’s wrong to ask if the Democrats’ prospects for 2020 are endangered by launching a … Continue reading “Dispassionately speaking, 3 things need to be said re. Trump, whistleblower, Bidens & Ukraine”

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Corporate compassion: What Ukraine thought a while ago, US thinks tomorrow

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2019


The good thing is American business wants to rethink its role. The bad news is no one’s really talking about massive redistributive justice. Last week more than 180 American CEOs said that corporations didn’t only need to serve shareholders. They acknowledged a responsibility for staff and customers, as well as the communities within which they’re … Continue reading “Corporate compassion: What Ukraine thought a while ago, US thinks tomorrow”

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Will Ukraine’s president-elect see the funny side of Giuliani’s visit on Trump’s behalf?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 10, 2019


Rudolph Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has said he will visit Kiev to meet Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, and talk to him about investigations involving former vice-president Joe Biden and Paul Manafort, the imprisoned former Trump campaign chairman. Will Mr Zelensky find that funny? As a professional comedian he might. Mr Giuliani’s visit is part … Continue reading “Will Ukraine’s president-elect see the funny side of Giuliani’s visit on Trump’s behalf?”

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Indians once voted for a TV Sita. So, Ukrainians pick a TV president

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2019


The last time I saw a credulous electorate embrace a television character as legislator was when Indians voted for Sita, wife of the Hindu god Ram. She drew reverence on the campaign trail. Many people seemed to believe she was invested with some of the aura of the character she portrayed. Both Sita – Deepika … Continue reading “Indians once voted for a TV Sita. So, Ukrainians pick a TV president”

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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