Tagged: US 2016 elections

A New Conspiracy Theory

A New Conspiracy Theory

  Americans (and Jamaicans and Canadians and everyone else) seem to love conspiracy theories, so I have come up with a juicy one that I will share with you today. I suspect Donald Trump...

In the Wake of the Debate

In the Wake of the Debate

  Remember the Great Debate? Remember all the punditry that followed? Dozens of wise looking folks summing it all up for us. What wouild we have done without them? We would have had to...

This Was a Debate?

This Was a Debate?

I watched both Republican primary debates and I wonder whether I speak English. I always thought a debate involved a conflict of ideas. You know, one side says the moon is made of green...

The Great Debate!

The Great Debate!

  If you ever doubted that politics today is just showbiz, surely those doubts have been dispelled by now. You’ve probably heard, for example, that Fox News is staging the first debate for Republican...

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...

Pope Francis vs. the Republicans

Pope Francis vs. the Republicans

  It’s refreshing to have a Pope who actually does God’s work. So many pontiffs in the past have been politicians rather than priests. So many members of the clergy – of all denominations –...

We Know What Jeb Stands for

We Know What Jeb Stands for

I don’t think Jeb Bush surprised anyone with that speech announcing his presidential candidacy. America should know by now what Jeb Bush represents. It’s not just that his father and brother occupied the White House....

Why Hillary Gets My Vote

Why Hillary Gets My Vote

The media are all over Hillary Clinton’s first major campaign speech, as if there’s something there that will tell us what kind of President she would be. But speeches are just speeches. Hillary is...