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Elizabeth Warren’s Words Ring True

“You didn’t build that by yourself, all of us helped,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in one of her stump speeches while running for office. Today, Warren’s words ring true and more so given the onset of the coronavirus and the socio-economic fallout. Warren’s contention, of course, is the shared responsibility one ought to have towards each other in the […]

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A 5-Woman Exit Proves Glass Ceiling In U.S. Politics

Photo credit: Freepik As the U.S. marked International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the country has much to reflect on as it goes forward into its latest general election cycle in 2020. The IWD’s celebration platform theme is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” with the appeal of “an equal world is an enabled world.” It calls for active […]

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State Of Emergency — We Don’t Want No More At All!

Another motion has gone to Parliament to extend the states of public emergency (SOEs) in Jamaica. It seems this is becoming the primary strategy used by the Government to fight crime and protect the country’s populace. The fact is states of emergency ought to be a policy employed by governments during a disaster, civil unrest, armed conflict, or terrorist activity. […]

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Politicians Cry For Funding!

The recent cries by officials from Jamaica’s two major political parties about the financial burden being placed on party candidates to execute their jobs have not only opened a can of worms but also may be said to be noisome. In a press report, Deputy General Secretary of the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) Homer Davis stated that it takes $250,000 […]

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Elizabeth Warren Must Up The Ante In Her Game Plan

As the year 2019 draws to an end, so too will the curtains be drawn on several candidates seeking the nomination for the Democratic Party in the U.S. 2020 general election. Currently, there are four leading members in the nomination race namely, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg. In general, given the history of women in politics […]

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President Obama vs. Noam Chomsky

President Barack Obama, in his bid for reelection in 2012, told a group of mostly college-aged students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that he knows first-hand about the burden of student loans because he only managed to finish paying off his student loans eight years ago. “Michelle and I, we’ve been in your shoes,” Obama told […]

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Pete Buttigieg Getting A Little Cocky

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore “Pete Buttigieg Jumps Out to Lead in Iowa Poll,” is one of the headlines doing the rounds in the latest political news cycle. Buttigieg’s rapid rise in the polls has now forced political pundits and other candidates to take a second look at his market offerings. “I am not just here to end the era of […]

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Elizabeth Warren Goes Big For Little People

On September 12, 1962, when President Kennedy delivered his speech before a crowd of about 40,000 people at Rice University’s Rice Stadium, he not only won many applause but also captured the spirit of the moment. He challenged the predominantly young student audience who packed the stadium back then to think big. He said, “We choose to go to the […]

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Beto O’Rourke Bites The Dust

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, the 47-year-old former congressman who represented Texas’s 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019, has made his exit from the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. It may be argued that O’Rourke went from the Rising Democratic star to a falling star. However, the young […]

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NBA: A ‘Wholly-Owned Subsidiary’ Of China — Is It?

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has recently criticized the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech in which he also attacked Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. He accused both the NBA and the sports firm Nike of “kowtowing” to Beijing and “muzzling” criticism of China. Mr. Pence’s angst comes against the background of a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager […]