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US Presidential election countdown continues as positive shoots emanating regarding matters Brexit

I expect that many people were able to look at the debate between Senator Kamala Harris for the Democratic Party and Mike Pence, the vice-president, for the Republican Party. It was on TV the morning after the debate, when RTÉ ran it for an hour and a half.

US Presidential debates commence as interest in the written word continues to consume

The campaign between Joe Biden and Donald Trump gets into full swing this week. By the time this column is printed, there will have been the first debate, which is on Tuesday night or should I say Wednesday morning at 2am, between the two candidates: Biden for the Democrats and Trump for the Republican Party. I would love to see the debate as it happens, but I know I would fall asleep.

‘The desire of Democrats to deny Trump a second term animates them above all’

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He may be rank alongside James Buchanan and Herbert Hoover as the worst ever president of the United States; his country has the highest levels of Covid-19 cases (+6 million) and deaths (+183,000 - higher than the number of US soldiers killed in Vietnam), which has led to a severe spike in unemployment levels.

Formidable Democratic Party duo bid to replace Trump as COVID-19 fears continue to linger

Well, we are where we were last week, with regard to the spread of coronavirus in Ireland. We now await with bated breath each evening to get the figures, and the clear realisation has dawned that we are full-on in the middle of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

'The Staircase has given me a platform to talk about issues I care about'

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Fans of the gripping Netflix courtroom documentary, The Staircase, are in for a treat when defence attorney David Rudolf comes to the Town Hall Theatre this month to discuss the case and issues arising from it.

James Connolly and why he still matters in 2018

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“Socialism will confiscate the property of the capitalist and in return will secure the individual against poverty and oppression; it, in return for so confiscating, will assure to all men and women a free, happy, and unanxious human life. And that is more than capitalism can assure anyone today.”

Hogan rules himself out of General Election bid

Former General Election candidate and current Sinn Féin councillor and group leader Paul Hogan has refused to allow his name to be nominated to contest the Longford-Westmeath Sinn Féin convention to be held in the Longford Arms on Saturday, December 2.

That was some year

What a tumultuous political year it’s been! It began with a sense that despite much turmoil and insurgency across the globe voters would shy away from the radical choices and that something akin to the ‘status quo’ would prevail. It ended with Madonna with no sense of irony berating the President-elect of the USA for engaging in sensationalist acts and rhetoric in order to generate publicity.

Trump, Truthiness, and 'race-baiting populism'

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There is a certain temptation these days to treat the US presidential election as some form of over-the-top reality TV show. Bring out the popcorn, bring out a buzzword bingo card, and sit back. There is certainly something of the fantastic in the air: "He couldn't! Could he?"

Death and carnage in France, Turkey, and the US

What an awful few days there has been again in this world in which we live.

 

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