Tag: Trump

A Year in Review: 2018

It’s been an interesting year - but before we take a look at the developments here in Ireland, let’s review what happened on the world stage. In the United States passed another year of highly entertaining political drama. Tension seemed...

Democracy isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Professor David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra’s Institute for Culture and Society in Pamplona, Spain. He is author of Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Twitter: @davidjthunder As Europe, the United...

The 2018 US Midterms: What We Learned

As the dust settles on a rollercoaster midterm election in the middle of a rollercoaster presidential term, it’s worth taking stock of what just happened. Things aren’t nearly as bad for President Trump as his political and media foes would...

/ 08/11/2018

Bannonism: An Irish-American Story

So much of the rich history of the Irish people is ingrained in stories of emigration to foreign lands, in the hope of a better life. The American dream in particular, breathed hope into generations of our countrymen. One of...

/ 06/11/2018

Brett Kavanaugh Is Not On Trial – the Presumption of Innocence Is

Brett Kavanaugh Is Not On Trial - the Presumption of Innocence Is By James Bradshaw Observers of American politics have been glued to the cataclysmic battle over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United State Supreme Court. It...

/ 03/10/2018

Populism Is Not Destroying Democracy – It Is Democracy

Populism. If you listen to the mainstream media, you’ll know two things about populism. One, it’s on the rise after sweeping through the United States and making its way to Europe. Two, it’s evil and is single-handedly destroying democracy as...

/ 13/09/2018

Helsinki Hardships: The Debasement of International Relations

The summit was always going to be a damp squib and so the timeless battle will continue most likely until one country collapses or suffers a major political upset.

The Pence Rule

On February 6th, Cheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, authored a post discussing the ‘Mike Pence Rule.’ The Pence rule is Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to eat alone with a woman other than his wife, and his refusal to attend...

/ 04/06/2018

The Iran Deal and a 1914 Déjà Vu

In a recent turn of events that can only be described as one of the most aggressive ‘diplomatic’ moves of this century, the United States of America withdrew from the JCPOA (otherwise known as the Iran deal) and issued a...

An Illegal, Dangerous and Pointless Attack

In the early hours of the morning on the 14th of April 2018 Syria came under attack yet again, this time from a combined strike by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Not only was this attack completely...