Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · The Donald Trump Presidency

Economic nationalism works

Scoffing at the concept of an America First President, President Obama once publicly ridiculed then candidate Trump in asking: ‘What magic wand do you have?’ Since then President Obama and his legacy has been turfed out, in place of a new nationalist order which places American workers and economic concerns first. In fairness to the… Continue reading Economic nationalism works

The Donald Trump Presidency · The Right type of identity politics

The implications of Shitholegate

President Trump recently caused a furore by allegedly referring to Haiti and African countries as ‘shitholes.’ But despite media condemnations/ obfuscations in both Left and Right wing media circles, is he wrong? I can hardly imagine these critics would voluntarily trade in their cosy Western life for Haiti. And for all the celebrities who swore they would leave the United… Continue reading The implications of Shitholegate

The Donald Trump Presidency

An America First approach to TPS

The Trump administration recently announced it was ending the 16 year long temporary protected status (TPS), provided to some 200 000 El Salvadoran migrants. Evidently, this stance fits the ‘America First’ theme President Trump was elected on, given a reduction in low skilled immigrants will ultimately increase wages for working class Americans. And with America… Continue reading An America First approach to TPS

Iran · Islamic State · The Donald Trump Presidency

America’s forever war

America’s quarter century role in Iraq can truly be described as a ‘forever war’. As throughout this period, perceived threats stemming from Iraq were met with overwhelming military force, costing 4500 American lives, $7.9 trillion dollars, and untold damage to US soft power. But perhaps even worse than these extraordinary sacrifices, is that Iraq has… Continue reading America’s forever war

Russia · The Donald Trump Presidency

Encouraging signs in America- Russia relations

In 2016, then- candidate Donald Trump railed against pointless overseas ventures, and sought to warm relations between America and Russia. And for promoting peace, President Trump was then accused of ‘colluding’ with Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail, in an allegedly grand act of treason. Since then, collusion delusion proponents have largely won out, in… Continue reading Encouraging signs in America- Russia relations

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America First, or a new interventionism?

In attempting to uphold campaign ideals, President Trump declared before the United Nations his desire to place ‘America First’. However, he also threatened Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, Iran and most notably, North Korea along the way. Distinguishing audacious rhetoric from actual policy on the ground, is often difficult and unclear. But what remains clear, is that… Continue reading America First, or a new interventionism?

The Donald Trump Presidency

NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY

The Trump base’ ongoing loyalty hinges on immigration. As such, no person is better placed to comment on any proposed Trump amnesty plan, than the queen of American nationalism herself, Ann Coulter. By Ann Coulter, September 13, 2017: Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for “Dreamers,” or DACA recipients, will only apply to a… Continue reading NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY