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John Pilger: The Issue Is Not Donald Trump. It Is Us.

January 18, 2017

John Pilger: The Issue Is Not Donald Trump. It Is Us.

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Donald Trump. for all his flaws, is not Barack Obama, an American President who has set new lows in foreign slaughter and the transfer of wealth from the poor to the mega-rich, writes John Pilger. 2,241 more words

Democracy

Singapore, January 17,2016 (Alochonaa): America’s democracy remorse began well before the 2016 election that resulted in Donald Trump’s shocking victory. A 2014 Gallup survey found that 65 percent of Americans were dissatisfied with their system of government.

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American Politics

A Moment of Reflection: American Politics

As Inauguration Day approaches in America, I find myself in reflection of the last eight years of democratic rule. When Barack Obama took office, I was about twelve years old. 428 more words

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Why was PE Trump Elected, asked again and again - so leme splain!

The anti-Trump people, especially the Democrats, are still trying to figure out what went wrong.  Hillary was The Chosen One, direct descendant of the Clinton Dynasty.  412 more words

American Politics

Trumps Inauguration Fiasco!

Okay, So I know I am British and don’t really know the American political system as well as I could, but the idea of an inauguration has always irked me. 739 more words

Little Letterhole: Thanks, Obama

In November 2008, it seemed for people across the globe that a new age of peace and hope had been ushered in. Barack Obama, elected in a wave of exuberance, was suddenly the answer to all of America’s – and the world’s – ills.  451 more words

Politics

Hot War to Cold War

When Foreign Minister’s Togo initially learned of the Hiroshima atomic bombing from the Domei News Agency, he believed that it was time to give up and advised the cabinet that the atomic attack provided the occasion for Japan to surrender on the basis of the Potsdam Declaration. 4,008 more words