Even the US doesn’t have a ‘magic money tree’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2021


  I never thought I’d say these words, but here goes: I agree with Mitch McConnell. The Republican Senate majority leader refused to move forward with President Donald Trump’s command that most American adults be sent $2,000 checks. This, after Mr Trump had signed into law a $900 billion stimulus bill that included means-tested $600 … Continue reading “Even the US doesn’t have a ‘magic money tree’”

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Rashida Tlaib tells a ‘beautiful story of America’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


After Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic Party’s nomination for the US House of Representatives in Michigan on August 7, three descriptors were used over and over to explain the significance of the moment: She’s Muslim, she’s Palestinian, she’s Arab American. Additionally, the breathless commentary went, Tlaib is on course to become the first Muslim congresswoman … Continue reading “Rashida Tlaib tells a ‘beautiful story of America’”

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What should we make of Netanyahu’s judgement? Or lack of?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2015


Less than a week before Binyamin Netanyahu’s controversial  speech to the US Congress,  what should we make of the Israeli prime minister’s judgement? More to the point, what is Israel making of his judgement? Of his decision to visit DC next week at the invitation of the Republican speaker John Boehner and really sock it … Continue reading “What should we make of Netanyahu’s judgement? Or lack of?”

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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