Tagged: Republican candidates

Blood Money Rules

Blood Money Rules

  You may be wondering why so many American politicians seem always eager to promote war. And I think a new report, by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, might provide the answer. The report...

The Sobering Reality

The Sobering Reality

  There is no real debate in American politics, only polemics. Exaggerating the benefits of one side of an issue and ignoring or deprecating the other side – that’s what everyone does. And it’s depressing. But that...

What’s at Stake

What’s at Stake

  You might find it difficult to sort out just what’s at stake in this year’s US general election. The media are distracted by side issues – Donald Trump’s hair versus Bernie Sanders’ hair for instance....

Playing to the Penny Section

Playing to the Penny Section

  You’ve probably never heard it but there’s a song called “Rudie Don’t Care.” I heard it in a Jamaican documentary a while back. It’s one of a whole genre of reggae music celebrating...

The Immigration Morass

The Immigration Morass

  You might be surprised when you hear Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz vowing to close America’s borders and get tough with “illegal immigrants.” After all, both are sons of Cuban immigrants. (Ted Cruz...

The Real Danger

The Real Danger

I know Jeb Bush seems to have no chance of becoming President, but stranger thngs have happened. And the prospect sends a chill up my spine. Jeb appeared on my TV screen yesterday, his round...

Deny, Deceive and Lie

Deny, Deceive and Lie

  You might remember Shaggy’s hit song, “It Wasn’t Me.” The chorus goes like this: But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me) Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)]...

Forget Donald Trump

Forget Donald Trump

  The American media are playing with our heads. They know Donald Trump has no chance of winning the Republican nomination. And they know that if by some miracle he did, he would have zero...

Watch Out for Walker!

Watch Out for Walker!

  If ever there was an enemy of the American worker it is Scott Walker. This militant right-winger has made a career of pandering to the rich and powerful and destroying workers’ rights in...

Paul and Cruz Make Christie Look Reasonable

Paul and Cruz Make Christie Look Reasonable

To most Americans, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are foaming-at-the-mouth fanatics far beyond the sphere of reason. To the media they are precious audience builders. A lot of TV viewers tune in to gasp...