President-elect Joe Biden could largely avoid the quagmire of political turmoil he’s about to inherit by following a thoughtful course of action. Here’s a three-step plan that could pacify the entrenched partisan divides:
Senator Chuck Schumer is set to preside over the narrowest possible majority of the US Senate, a task that will require him to keep his Democratic caucus united while luring Republican support for legislation central to President-elect Joe Biden’s priorities.
The mob that mounted the January 6th assault on the Capitol, the home of the US legislature, was powered by three “gs,” grievance, gullibility and guns. Grievance begins with the feeling of abandonment by the US authorities, whether local,
It would be ironic if the candidate who led the chant of “Lock her up” about his opponent ended up in jail himself. One of the worst features of modern politics is what might be called the criminalisation of disagreement: the idea that your
Although there are only days to go the Trumps have not invited the new tenants, the Bidens, over for a welcome cup of coffee. They will miss the opportunity to pass on important information including, watch out for the toaster as it burns the toast
The election and swearing in of a president is now more than just another four-yearly American ritual. As Joe Biden is sworn in, it will be seen as a test of the strength and durability of a system which leads the “free world” of liberal democracies.
The new American President Joe Biden’s priority is to undo the damage wreaked by his predecessor, Donald Trump. He will sign 15 executive actions after taking over office, including his changes on the pandemic and climate change.
It’s one week now since all but five Republican Senators called former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial an unconstitutional exercise. It’s days before opening arguments will be delivered. And what’s become clear is that the quasi-legal
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Wednesday’s rioting at the Capitol “the biggest gift to Putin” from President Donald Trump. Glee from pro-Putin commentators in Moscow would seem to bear out that opinion, echoed by many US Democrats.