It has slowly dawned on Americans that their system of government has a blocking minority in the Senate, in that a three-fifths majority is needed to overcome a filibuster (talking until time runs out and a bill falls). This has produced a lot of displacement commentary, in the form of criticisms of Barack Obama for [...]
Decision day has finally arrived for Americans, and Chris Rock has a controversial take on the country’s first ever black president.
The recovery from Hurricane Sandy has slowly started to begin across America as residents and business owners come to terms with the devastation caused since October 29.
Much excitement at Westminster today over a tale in Racing Post, via Andy McSmith’s excellent diary in The Independent, that David Cameron, told that President Obama was on the line, said he would call him back after he had finished his game of tennis with Charlie Brooks, husband of Rebekah.
A likely story.
I remember Tony Blair doing [...]
If you are interested in American politics, then this account of Karl Rove, Republican strategist, addressing a breakfast meeting of some very rich people on the last day of the convention really is worth reading. Rove does not say anything surprising, unless you find it surprising that George W Bush’s successful adviser thinks that elections [...]
Yesterday was supposed to be one of those days that I was going to remember forever, for the possibility of being pleasantly surprised by at least one of the famous residents of the White House dropping in on the meeting I was invited to there.
Mbungu Nlandu Ange lost his wife and children and his freedom when his village of Makombo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked by men in army uniforms. That night, 321 people were brutally killed and another 250 were made captive to walk in a human herd in the African jungle for two months.
Mitt Romney has basically won the Republican nomination to stand against US President Barack Obama in November. His next hurdle? His running mate ‘Veepstakes’.
Ted Bromund has a wonderfully acrid review of Barack Obama and David Cameron’s words in yesterday’s overblown ceremony of The Shooting of Footage To Be Used in Election Campaigns.
Honestly, who writes this stuff? The joke about the British burning the White House in 1814 was funny enough when Tony Blair used it in 2003 in his speech [...]
Mehdi Hasan, in The Independent today, urges Ed Miliband to espouse economic populism.
First I had to overcome my distress at discovering that Hasan has not read my book, in which I explain that James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign manager in 1992, did not write “It’s the economy, stupid” on the whiteboard in the Little Rock war [...]
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