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Too ignorant to lie

Joe Raedle   By Don Krieger Shortly before the first 2016 Presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that the debate moderator, Lester Holt, was a Democrat.

Observations of an Expat: Free Trade – Ups and Downs

Brian Snyder/Reuters   By Tom Arms Free Trade has its upside and its downside. It is also emerging as one of the top issues in the Trump-Clinton tussle. The Donald is ‘agin’ it and Hillary is ‘fer’ it.

It’s Congress, Stupid

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Not only does Presidential candidate Donald Trump need to read the US Constitution but every citizen and voter must also read it to understand that our problems and failings in the US are not the presidencies, but Congress.

Trump: Selling “White America” Trash

Andrew Cline   By Sami Jamil Jadallah White middle age America has every reason to be angry, there is no reason to believe that Donald Trump will deliver prosperity and give it back the good old days, when a high school education and working in the steel mills allowed you to own a home, two […]

Observations of an Expat: Trumped in Mexico

Yuri Cortez/AFP   By Tom Arms For a few short hours on Wednesday Enrique Pena Nieto was NOT the most unpopular man in Mexico. During that brief window the mantle was happily shouldered by presidential wannabee Donald Trump.

Why Vladimir Putin Favours Hillary Clinton in the American Presidential Campaign

AFP photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner While the Trump campaign has vociferously applauded the Kremlin and its alleged support, the reality is that the joke is on Donald Trump. The other reality is that Moscow would much prefer to deal Secretary Clinton as president.

Trump, Putin, Russia, DNC/Clinton Hack, & WikiLeaks

Andrew Harnik/AP   By Brian Frydenborg   “There’s Something Going on” with Election 2016 & it’s cyberwarfare & maybe worse   A close look at the tangled web of relationships involving Trump, his Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, his campaign in general, Putin, Russia, and WikiLeaks in light of the DNC and Clinton-aimed related hacking is […]


By Don Krieger

Observations of an Expat: Sticks, Stones and Words

AP photo   By Tom Arms “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” I can remember so clearly the playground chant across the years. It was total rubbish. It was total rubbish when I was seven and it is still total rubbish years later.

Donald Trump’s Stint with Islamophobia

Timothy A Clary/AFP   By Sabena Siddiqi Donald Trump is quite a well-known personality around the world, even before his election campaign most people would have identified him as the host of the NBC show ‘The Apprentice’. Last year he resigned from his contract at NBC to start an election campaign. Having no great achievement to his […]

Trump And His Women!

Mary Altaffer/AP   By Ahmed Tharwat The media’s extensive coverage of Donald Trump’s bizarre insulting of the parents of a Muslim American soldier who was killed in Iraq is overblown.

Urgent Need

By Don Krieger Newt Gingrich, whose voice is heard daily on Fox News, has become Mr. Trump’s de facto Minister of Propaganda. His is by no means the only such voice. There is an urgent world wide need for education in resisting indoctrination.

Observations of an Expat: Trump and NATO

Bill Pugliano   By Tom Arms So much of diplomacy is common sense. You make a promise. You keep it. That is a simple and easily understandable rule of life. You break the promise and you suffer the consequences.

Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for!!

By Ahmed Tharwat The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for. Vitriolic Trump claimed that Muslims in America don’t just assimilate enough, almost none he claimed. “Assimilation has been very hard. It’s almost, I won’t say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I’m talking about second and […]


Eric Thayer/AFP   By Michael Marrotti

The nation is mute and deaf…only miracles will do

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson   Two events occurred over the last week that both sobered, and got me reflecting about Nigeria. I must confess I think a lot more about Nigeria than I reflect, because when one reflects about this nation it is scary. And more often than not, it is safer […]

A Voice for Ambassador Chris Stevens – Part Two

By Lydie Denier   Part Two of Lydie Denier’s article detailing the tragic death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Politics surrounding it. Part One can be found here.

The UCL Festival of Culture 2016

By Michael Organ Five free days of culture UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

The ultra-right emerges from a swamp of bigotry

By Rupen Savoulian A group of heavily armed anti-government militia members, having taken over several government buildings, are currently destroying archaeological sites of critical importance and building their own infrastructure in defiance of the laws of the land.

The Undemocratic American Democracy

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is so ironic that we, the US spend over $6 billion on national elections and over $700 annually promoting “democracy” overseas when in fact we should be learning democracy from other countries, especially West Europe.

American folk should report “suspected Islamophobes”!

By Ahmed Tharwat In December 2015, Donald Trump called for the “total and complete shutdown” of US borders to Muslims following a shooting in San Bernardino, California. As if banning Muslims wasn’t enough, the tragic terrorist attack on Brussels last Tuesday stemmed a tragic reaction from Donald too.

Donald Trump and Free Speech

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Donald Trump is right, his constitutional rights to free speech under the First Amendment were violated and no one has the right to disrupt or prevent him from sharing his message. I say this as a Sanders supporter. It is up to the local authorities to intervene when they see that […]

The US Presidency: Misconception of Powers

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Like you and many millions in America and around the world, I too am following the saga of the 2016 Presidential election and watching it unfold. Candidates from the two main parties are competing for the hearts and minds, even stupidity and racism of American voters, helped by the hundreds of […]

Observations of an Expat: Stop Squabbling America

By Tom Arms It is none of the rest of the world’s damn business which eminent American jurist is chosen to replace the exceptionally eminent Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court.

Uganda’s President Museveni hits back at Trump

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, now on a campaign trail seeking a fourth term, has hit back at US Republican Candidate Donald Trump over a statement he reportedly made that he would throw him in jail.