Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Is BJP on a self destruct path?

Allowing the worst of the party to drive the agenda may be strategic, but it is a dangerous game to play. I miss the old RSS. I never liked their views, but I appreciated the sophistication of their position. When I first arrived in the United States, I would try to explain to my new friends the fact that the …

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The end of moderates in the West

The end of moderates in the West

Peter Foster is so right when he says, “The far-Right drumbeat has now become the constant knocking in the pipes of Europe’s politics at a time when the plumbing looks increasingly fit to burst.” (The Telegraph, May 19, 2016) There is disgust at the liberal elites well ensconced in the system yet out of touch with the peoples’ sentiments. Till …

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Trump freaks out his own team

Trump freaks out his own team

White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not. President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one? So he made a call ― except not to any of the business leaders Trump brought into his administration or even to …

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Trump’s abuse of power will have no limits

Trump's abuse of power will have no limits

As the presidential transition period ends, there are still a vast number of unanswered questions about Donald Trump’s willingness to extend and abuse the powers of the presidency. How far is he willing to go, and will anyone be able to stop him—or even try? In a column last week, I noted one area in which I might actually agree …

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Trump challenged by Hollywood legend Meryl Streep

Trump challenged by Hollywood legend Meryl Streep

In her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Meryl Streep called out Donald Trump in what was by far the most political moment of the 2017 Golden Globes, and one of the most political moments we’ve seen from an awards show in recent memory. After highlighting the diversity of Hollywood and the “many, many, many” powerful acting performances …

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Has Obama pulled the rug from under Netanyahu’s feet?

“The Security Council resolution against the settlements that was adopted last Friday [Dec. 23] because no veto was cast by the US is not an isolated event,” an Israeli source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity. “We are talking about a chain reaction. It is a declaration of war on the part of the American administration against Israel and Israel’s counter-war declaration against …

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Brexit: To do or not to do

Brexit: To do or not to do

Donald Trump applauds Brexit but traditional American conservatives and liberals are perplexed by it. They cannot understand how a people renowned for common sense could have undertaken a project so harmful to national interests on the basis of such tendentious arguments. Surely there will be a second referendum, they opine, when people realize the cost of leaving the European Union. …

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PM Nawaz Sharif’s poor foreign affairs handling

Increasing meddling by the Prime Minister House in the foreign affairs – that too without professional input from the diplomatic corps and relevant quarters – has of late left Pakistan red-faced. Close aides and diplomatic authorities had advised Premier Nawaz Sharif against Pakistan’s participation in the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, India, where Pakistan’s delegation in general and Foreign …

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Will India allow Trump to mediate Kashmir issue?

Will India allow Trump to mediate Kashmir issue?

The remark raised several hackles in New Delhi, who has so far not sought the intervention of the United Stated in settling the dispute over Kashmir with Pakistan. President-elect Donald Trump might serve the role of a mediator in the Kashmir issue by bringing his “extraordinary deal-making skills” to sort the crisis, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said. Appearing on NBC’s …

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What makes London best city in the world

“Why can’t we be more like London?’ That’s what a teary-eyed senior Democrat asked me at Hillary Clinton’s campaign finale event at the Javits Center in New York on election night. I was as heartbroken as him — we’d both spent months campaigning non-stop. As a lifelong Yankophile, I’ve now almost given up on my American Dream. Who needs the …

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