US politics

Trump’s impunity and the Republican Party meltdown

Trump is more a symptom rather than the cause of the current political crisis in the US.

Down on the Biden economy

Why do voters give Biden’s economy a lousy 36 percent approval rating?

The many tactics of climate change deniers

So what can be done to counter the cock and bull stories of this breed of climate change deniers?

The mugshot and the meltdown: Trump and US politics

The Republican problem is now a US problem.

Trump’s third indictment shows America’s real national security threat

Trump's latest indictment is the gravest of all. More so, it is the most important indictment ever to protect American democracy against anyone.

US politics and the Paris finance summit

The leaders at the Paris summit recognised the urgent need for a massive expansion of official development financing from the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).

Biden to Democrats: Nominate me, whether you like it or not

With 2023 underway, Democrats in office are still dodging the key fact that most of their party’s voters don’t want President Biden to run for re-election.


A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby.

Trump defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

US President Donald Trump revs up supporters with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the US government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017

Washington Post, NY Times win Pulitzer Prizes for work on Trump, Putin

The Pulitzer Prizes honors The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a hostile climate for the news media.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

US politics at a crossroads

The US Congress, made up of the Senate and the House, is where the real power lies. It controls the government's purse-strings and makes the laws.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Demographics as Destiny: The Republican Conundrum

The Republican dominance in the House has been fuelled by the spectacular rise of conservative media which directly helped the rise of the Tea Party movement, a grassroots, non-college white protest against President Barack Obama's healthcare programme.

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