The possibility of a soft coup in the United States

Sunday, 25 February 2018

I have already said it many times, but I believe that American democracy is based on a process of selection. This does not, in any way, disgrace the longstanding institutional system of the United States, which is considered as a beacon of light in the world.The Constitution has been written by what they call the Founding Fathers; a group of thinkers led by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, who were the leaders of the revolution against the English occupation. Although ...

Ahmad al-Farraj

Trump signs $1.5 tn tax overhaul, government spending bills into law

Friday, 22 December 2017

US President Donald Trump signed Republicans’ massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown. Trump said he wanted to sign the tax bill before leaving Washington on Friday for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, rather than stage a more formal ceremony in January, so he could keep his promise to finish work before Christmas. ...

Trump, Bannon and the Republican party

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Those who think President Donald Trump spends his time on Twitter do not see the real scene as he’s cautiously walking on tight ropes and he’s surrounded by enemies who are shaking these rope in an attempt to make him fall. One of the most dangerous ropes is the internal American nationalist movement, which played a big role in getting him to the White House. He wittingly rose through its anger which escalated during 8 years of Obama’s rule. This white base was thrilled when he ...

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with Gen. John Kelly

Saturday, 29 July 2017

United States President Donald Trump on Friday ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus, replacing him with retired Marine Corps general and current Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.Priebus has been under fire for weeks, seeing one White House ally after another resign or leave, culminating in the recent departure of former Press Secretary Sean Spicer.His exit appeared inevitable when Trump did not intervene as his new communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly ...

Defeated Trump warns that Obamacare ‘will soon explode’

Saturday, 25 March 2017

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly - after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said Obama's law was imploding "and soon will explode." Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said ...

American lawmaker asks Muslims: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

Sunday, 5 March 2017

An Oklahoma lawmaker who once likened Islam to cancer required Muslims to answer several written questions — including, "Do you beat your wife?" — before agreeing to meet with them.Republican state Rep. John Bennett's office distributed the questionnaire on Thursday as the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations organized its annual Muslim Day at the Capitol. The lawmaker's office gave the list of questions to three Islamic school students who came to ...

Is the right to abortion more important than Iranian terror?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Politically speaking, Republicans are hawks who believe in American exceptionalism and in America’s role as leader of the free world

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

President Trump: It’s too early to predict

Monday, 23 January 2017

His speech was measured and meant to be devoured by a public not only in the US, but across the globe

Khaled Almaeena

Electoral College confirms Trump’s White House win

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Under normal circumstances, the Electoral College vote is a little-watched formality in which electors across the country officially cast votes

Hillary Clinton – the ideal choice in normal circumstances

Friday, 18 November 2016

In an institutions-based country, primaries should have been enough to differentiate between a serious politician and a maverick gate-crasher

Eyad Abu Shakra

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