Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden during a speech at Wilmington, Delaware, US on Friday. Reuters
Donald Trump’s coronavirus infection sent presidential betting markets into a tizzy, shutting them down for a while. Joe Biden has consolidated his position at their head since their reopening.
The second debate in Nashville between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden was much less chaotic, and much less revelatory, than the first one at the end of September.
Immune to Covid! Stronger than Joe Biden! Superman? Not quite, but Donald Trump wants America to know he’s back. “Here we are!” he cried with a triumphant roar — made slightly hoarse by his bout with COVID-19 — at the opening of a rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday.
Those who can move or walk normally, who have all their limbs intact, do not know how blessed they are. Only those who are physically challenged or differently-abled know the anguish, the pain, the discomfort they feel every time they try to make a move.
With president-elect Joseph Biden so well versed and well traveled in Latin America, optimism about the future course of US relations with its southern neighbours is running high. But in diplomacy as in finance, past performance is no guarantee of future results.
It’s a disgrace. The drama series called The Crown isn’t accurate, so Conservative MPs and the Daily Mail insist there should be a warning, from a historian, before each episode, telling us this isn’t accurate. Because when anyone mentions the royals, they must be accurate.