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A Trump re-election puts democracy at risk, not just in the US, but across the world

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As you read this, there are just 12 days left until the US presidential election. It seems every election is described as "the most important of our lifetimes" - in this case of the 2020 election, I suspect it may be true.

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.

Bad beginnings to the autumn, with even worse to come

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Ordinarily, at this time of year, there is a sense of renewal as politicians, with their batteries recharged, return to work and a new Dáil term begins.

Aspiring students receive Leaving Cert results as outcome of Brexit talks imminent

There is no doubting what is the main issue in Ireland this week, and it is that of the Leaving Cert results on Monday, and then on Friday the first callout from the CAO.

‘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.

Remembering the positive political impact of John Hume as COVID-19 concerns remain

I know that last week I struck a positive note, thinking that maybe we were out of the worst of the coronavirus.

Pandemic puts paid to talk of Brexit

Hello to all the readers of this fine newspaper, which has kept going despite the difficulties we are all encountering.

COVID-19 places USA's moral and economic shortcomings in high relief

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While COVID-19 has taken centre-stage here in Ireland - including shaping debate about Government formation - and there has been a sense of collective effort by all aspects of our polity, other countries, like the USA, have a rather different dynamic.

 

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