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USA: A president facing impeachment cannot be a champion for criminal justice reform- By Mohamed Hamaludin

– BY MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

It boggles the mind that an African American organization whose membership is 50 percent Democrats could honor President Donald Trump for criminal justice reform. But that is what the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center did last Friday when it awarded him its Bipartisan Justice Award at its Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. To make matters worse, the group chose historically black Bennet College in Charlestown, S.C., as the venue and made available only 10 tickets for students.      Continue reading

“Globalism”: which U.S. President Donald Trump criticizes is a double-edged sword – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

In his three addresses to the United Nations, President Donald Trump has increasingly stressed his belief in nativism and his distaste of multilaterialism or “globalism.” It is a theme that plays well with his base.

 “If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, “ he said In 2017, “there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign, and independent nations — nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies; nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer; and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.”      Continue reading

Impeachment—The Democratic act of desperation that may lead to their Ruination – By Yvonne Sam

  By Yvonne Sam

The Dems are playing with fire but it will not be Trump who gets burnt.

It has become apparent that the Democrats are seemingly in desperate need of guidance before their eventual riddance.  Do they really believe that an impeachment just before a general election is the correct thing to do or the right way to go morally and politically?  There they are, fully convinced that with President Donald Trump’s call to his Ukraine counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky  they have him exactly where they want him.

We have all travelled down that road before. The Russia probe was supposed to terminate in impeachment. It did not. Claims made in the book Fire and Fury written by Michael Wolff were supposed to end the presidency. Again they did not.  Neither did the raunchy tales of Stormy Daniels, nor the testimony of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer. The truth be told neither did a plethora of other allegations, slanders, and stories some true, some not true at all.          Continue reading

Nicolás Maduro vs Juan Guaidó: Negotiating a way out of Venezuela’s morass

An agreement that allows chavismo to survive is the only option

The Economist – Print edition | The Americas  Sep 14th 2019

Morale among the clientele is sagging. “Trump is deserting us,” says Pedro Pereira, who abandoned his dairy farm near Lake Maracaibo in 2017 because of threats, extortion and chronic shortages of electricity and animal medicines.            Continue reading

U.S. — Puerto Rico is another presidential litmus test which Trump has failed –By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

   –By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Among all of President Donald Trump’s many character flaws, perhaps the most unfortunate one is a lack of empathy, especially for those who need it the most. But compassion is a necessary trait for any president, who, as head of state, often has to comfort and console Americans in times of crisis.

Take the case of Puerto Rico. As then tropical storm Dorian bore down on the island last Wednesday morning with a likelihood that it would become a hurricane, the president tweeted, “We are tracking closely tropical storm Dorian as it heads, as usual, to Puerto Rico. FEMA and all others are ready, and will do a great job,” referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “When they do, let them know it, and give them a big Thank You – Not like last time. That includes from the incompetent Mayor of San Juan!”          Continue reading

Impeachment: The Disintegration of the Democrats and the American nation – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

In the partisan context it has been talked about so much that it is now seen as nothing more than a mere electoral ploy.

It is becoming extremely hard to take the issue of impeachment seriously.  Plainly put impeachment has jumped the shark.  Recent behavior of the Democrats has left serious- minded politicians wondering if President Trump for political advantage is trying to goad Democrats into impeaching him. Gone is the established assumption that impeachment itself would be a blot on Trump’s reputation.

Frankly speaking, it would be impossible for any sane member of the Homo Sapiens genre to imagine a more preposterous scenario under the Constitution and in the history of the Presidency.  From the outset the constitution framers intended impeachment to be treated as a highly serious option restricted to the most extraordinary, deplorable violations of the rule of law. They knew that elected politicians would not be free of political motivation.    Continue reading

No place for vanilla politics in today’s America – By Mohamed Hamaludin

No place for vanilla politics in today’s America

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Former President Barack Obama recently offered his most significant advice yet to the Democratic Party. Answering questions at an Obama Foundation town hall in Berlin on Saturday, he said, “One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States… is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be.’ And then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad’ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.”

That message was actually for the democratic socialists and their agenda that includes New York Rep. Alexandria Occasion-Cortez’s Green New Deal and Medicare for all.        Continue reading

Christmas gifts from the politicians – Commentary – Stabroek News

Editorial – Stabroek News – 25 December 2018

There is little peace and good will in the political arena this season. And that applies not just to Guyana, but also to some of the leading democracies such as the UK, France and, of course, the US, to name a few. There is President Donald Trump whose administration stumbled into farce a long time ago, and which has since been disintegrating into chaos. As has become customary in more recent times, lawmakers agreed a short-term spending compromise to carry the government over into the new year.

However, Mr Trump has refused to sign the bill unless the Senate attaches funding to it for a border wall fence. So far he has adhered to that position, effectively partly shutting down the government, and sending thousands of its workers home without their end-of-year salaries. Apparently he does not remember that the Republicans paid a heavy price for refusing to sign a compromise when President Clinton was in office.              Continue reading

If Trump is Cornered, the Judges he Disdains May Finally Bring Him Down – Opinion

Walter Shapiro | The Guardian

The president thinks justice only matters as it affects him – He may live to find this all too painfully true

A rational president, who had just bludgeoned Brett Kavanaugh onto the supreme court, would not jeopardize the long-awaited conservative majority by picking a fight with Chief Justice John Roberts.But rationality has never been Donald Trump’s strong suit when it comes to dealing with the judiciary. 

According to an estimate by the Washington Post, the Trump administration has been overruled in more than 40 federal court decisions. While correlation does not imply causation, it does suggest that Trump’s constant bleats and tweets about biased judges represent an odd strategy to tilt the scales of justice.         Continue reading

Organized and Responsible Citizen Power works – By Dave Martins

Organized and Responsible Citizen Power works

 – By Dave Martins

It is sometimes the case with the international events surrounding us that an occurrence in a distant country can have relevance for us, in completely separate matters, in our homeland. This week, we had a classic, indeed startling, example in the furor raging in the USA over the nomination of a judge for that country’s Supreme Court when accusations of sexual dalliance by the candidate, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, were raised by Dr. Christine Ford, which she says occurred when she and Kavanaugh, were both teenagers in school.

With the judge stoutly denying the accusation, the matter came before the Senate and, as various Senators spoke on the matter, a vexing issue that arose from various contentious points, was the call from Dr. Ford, and others, to have an FBI background check done on the issue.  This suggestion was dismissed by the Senate body and also ruled out as “this is not what the FBI does” by President Donald Trump.     Continue reading

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