Tag: politics

Jamaica

PNP’s Lisa Hanna Throws In The Towel

The decision of Member of Parliament for St. Ann South East Lisa Hanna to step away from representational politics has set tongues wagging, with many arguing that it suggests that there is still a germ of disunity in the party. In her resignation letter below, she explains thus: I have always been a champion of change and having the courage […]

POLITICS

Political Crisis In Haiti: President Refuses To Hand Over Power

The Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, wants to force the retirement of three judges that the opposition has nominated as possible interim mandataries in a context of crisis and tension over the direction of the country. “Citizens Yveckel Dieujuste Dabresil, Wendelle Coq Thelot, and Joseph Mecene Jean-Louis, judges of the Court of Cassation, are retired,” announces the special issue of the […]

POLITICS

Bernie Sanders Mocks President Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders noted in a recent remark that this is the “most important election in the modern history of the United States of America, while on the campaign stump for Joe Biden. “We now have a president who is an unmitigated disaster, and we cannot take four more years of Donald Trump,” Sanders said. He said Trump’s refusal […]

POLITICS

Biden Leads In 2020 National Polls

According to press reports, poll numbers have shown Former Vice-President leading U.S. President Donald Trump by double digits. The latest Real Clear Politics national polls show Biden ahead by 10%, sixteen days before people vote in the November 3rd election. At the moment, polls in the battleground states are in favor of Joe Biden. The polls suggest Mr. Biden has big leads […]

NEWS

McConnell Faces Calls To Recuse Himself From Impeachment Trial After Saying ‘No Chance’ Trump Will Be Removed

“No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused’s defense attorney. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday faced calls to recuse himself from President Donald Trump’s expected impeachment trial less than 24 hours after the Kentucky Republican said: “there’s no chance the president’s going to be removed from office.” Karen Hobert Flynn, […]

EDITORIAL

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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EDITORIAL

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 […]

EDITORIAL

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 […]

POLITICS

German’s Chancellor Angela Merkel Supports The ‘Squad’

Angela Dorothea Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 is siding with the four U.S. congresswomen popularly known as the ‘squad.’ At a recent news conference in Berlin, Ms. Merkel said: “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks), and I feel solidarity with” the four U.S. congresswomen. “The strength of America lies in that people from different (origins) contributed to […]

NEWS

Trump Predicts Biden’s Challenge

In a recent press interview, President Trump predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden would “limp” out of a crowded Democratic field to square off against him in 2020. “I think right now it will be ‘Sleepy Joe,’ Trump told reporters, using his stinging moniker for his likely opponent. Trump damned Biden with faint praise, adding, “I feel he’ll limp […]