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What Has Trump Just Done?

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  59 Comments

WHAT HAPPENED this morning (9/5/18) has yet to be fully understood by the peoples of the world. Upon learning of President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the temptation to simply roll one’s eyes and shake one’s head was hard to resist. Many would have recalled Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and assumed his latest move was in a similar vein.

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Giving Trump Enough Rope

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

THE SPEED at which the Right is mutating is nowhere more evident than in Donald Trump’s America. One has only to examine the tensions within the American Republican Party to get some measure of its disarray. In spite of controlling all three branches of the federal government, the Republicans have never looked more fractious. Fewer and fewer on the right are convinced that politics-as-usual is any longer capable of delivering the changes they seek.

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Trusting Israel on Iran is like getting Deborah Hill Cone to write a character reference for Clarke Gayford

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

It looks like America will calm nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula while creating a whole new conflict in Iran.

Surely Trump can’t be this stupid?

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By suing Wikileaks. the DNC has shown how desperate they are to blame everyone but themselves

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Opponents of Trump like to point to the Russian interference in the election to explain Trump winning, but I think blaming Russia for ‘hacking’ the US Election is deeply counter productive.

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Damn it – if Trump actually manages a peace deal in Korea, he may well win 2020

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Could it be true?

Could Trump’s madness have spooked North Korea into cutting a peace deal?

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Teaching Their Parents Well

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Forty years of right-wing counter-revolution has left its mark on the Baby-Boomers. For too many of them it proved a lot easier (and much more profitable) to give up the fight for a kinder, gentler America. For those “of tender years”, the trick will be to convince their parents and grandparents that the March For Our Lives is a march for their lives too.

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Trump’s tariffs, trade war with China, Evangelist voters & Porn Stars and his enormous North Korean gamble

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…the latest sackings at the Trump White House & Casino this week show Trump is now so comfortable in his ignorance that he will  throw any semblance of caution to the wind and surround himself with people who flatter his ego rather than serve the Office.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Unhinged

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The past week has shown just how unhinged Donald Trump is.  Twittering away in the recesses of the night, from his little shack in Florida, this powerless man set out to speak truth to power about the Russian affair.  Except… isn’t he the power now? So, then, who is he speaking to and who for?

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Hypothetical Questions

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP and his White House staff are convinced America’s “Deep State” is out to get them. They’re probably right.

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Trump’s fake State of the Union

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

There were two things that stood out for me during Trump’s State of the Union address.

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One Year of Trump – when will we start blaming the Democrats for this orange fascist?

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  75 Comments

By putting the Identity Politics of being the first Woman to win the Presidency over the economic needs of the poor, the Democrats handed the election to a liar like Trump.   

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A Point Being Overlooked In The Trump-Haiti “Shithole” Controversy

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

[Author’s Note: Due to some confusion derived from people not reading beyond the first few lines, it’s probably necessary to include a disclaimer at this point – I’m NOT defending Trump here. Read the whole thing before angrily writing in to suggest otherwise, please.] 

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – AND YET, NOT THE WORST THING HE’S SAID!

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Sure Trump’s foul remarks re Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in general are raising ire around the world. I like the remarks coming from Norway about a ‘shithole’ of a country that does not have a decent publicly funded free health system .

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On Donald Trump’s “Stability” – Mental Health & Politics: Tarred, Feathered & Straightjacketed

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Let us be clear about this: if you’re going to oppose Donald Trump or anyone else … please let it be for actual, tangible reasons rather than motivated by a media-fostered fear and loathing of the victims of mental illness.

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The self-fulfilling evangelical death cult prophesy that pushed Trump into declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

For this voting block, the Bible is a literal version of events, not a metaphorical one. They believe the Earth is less than 10 000 years old, they believe climate change won’t flood the planet because God showed Noah a rainbow and they believe that the end of times and Armageddon could be upon us and they will all be raptured away to heaven.

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Trump Recognises Jerusalem: The Zionist End-Game Begins

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

By announcing the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump has sent two very important messages to the extreme Zionist elements in Israeli society. The first message is brutally simple: the so-called “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead. The second, to the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, is that, as the political logic of the two-state solution’s demise is followed to its inevitable and brutal conclusion, the United States has got Israel’s back. Not just at the UN Security Council, but everywhere Israel needs American support.

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