LML Polettiques (417)

Postscript: Democrats devouring their own

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 08:28 Written by
LAST week's events were interesting not only for Americans but for observers of American politics. The presidential debate, where two aging protagonists confronted with insipid questions from the moderators responded with non-sequitur replies coated in sound bites. The debate format…

A failed presidency

Thursday, 04 July 2024 00:39 Written by
THIS week's column is my fifth on American politics since the Donald was enshrined in the pantheon of America's celebrated villains as a convicted felon. The equivalent notorious personalities in American history — the likes of Benedict Arnold and Charles…

A castrated Republican Party

Friday, 28 June 2024 04:25 Written by
TRUMP's presidential triumph in 2016, was no fluke but neither was it pre-ordained. But his failure during the four years of his term was expected — even predictable. Last column's speculation on Trump's Second Coming was predicated on MAGA's continued…

A felon's second coming

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 08:41 Written by
THIS begins a series of columns that will attempt to examine this felon who may be gifted by the American people a second chance at governance. Trump's reincarnation is an international concern as the world's hegemon. The impact of American…

What now, America? In the aftermath

Friday, 14 June 2024 02:59 Written by
IT'S been two weeks since Trump was ignominiously enrolled into the pantheon of America's celebrated criminals. Forty-eight hours after the verdict, his campaign reportedly raised $46 million. This amount remains unverified. Granted, I would surmise this came from the contribution…

The travails of criminal Trump

Wednesday, 05 June 2024 04:01 Written by
GUILTY on all 34 counts! I had not expected this verdict. From an outsider looking in, I expected a judgment similar to O.J. Simpson's, found innocent on reasonable doubt of killing his wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. Nevertheless,…

Duterte end times?

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 02:43 Written by
Last of four partsMY previous columns, particularly the penultimate part discussing the realignment of Philippine political forces leading toward the midterm elections, reach culmination with this column. Part 4 depicts the conceivable beginnings of the eclipse of the Dutertes, whose…

PH midterm elections — realignment of forces

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 19:57 Written by
Third of a seriesPART 2 last week ended with injecting the first lady into our conversation as an embattled, powerful consort to a weak president. But this is not a tsismis column and until new developments surface that contribute to…
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