We Shall Overcome

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What a week! Monday, Martin Luther King Jnr. Day, Wednesday, Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris, attended by former presidents, Clinton, George W, and Obama – and Pence – without Trump who attended his Departure Ceremony, with a military parade and fly-over. A national first. Is anyone really surprised? The […]

Could US Capitol invasion signal the start of the third American revolution?

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A Trump supporter sprays smoke during a protest outside the Capitol building in Washington on January 6. Photo: Reuters Among the more than 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, many are diehard supporters who, having anticipated an unpalatable election outcome, have armed themselves and will not hesitate to take to the streets again […]

Dueling Electors – An American Tradition

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America’s Founding Fathers were stubbornly argumentative in their debates about the government they were creating. Not only verbally, but also physically. They challenged each other to pistol duels, resulting in Alexander Hamilton’s death. That passion for duels has since found its way into the Electoral College they devised. Electoral College votes are allocated to the […]

Dueling Electors

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Link to article America’s Founding Fathers were stubbornly argumentative in their debates about the government they were creating. Not only verbally, but also physically. They challenged each other to pistol duels, resulting in Alexander Hamilton’s death. That passion for duels has since found its way into the Electoral College they devised. Electoral College votes are […]

Trump’s ‘elector’ episode

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Link to Article As President Donald Trump continues to complain about electoral fraud, let’s not forget that he won the presidency in 2016 without winning majority support of the American voters. Hillary Clinton had scored almost three-million-votes lead over him. Yet, Trump collected the keys to the White House. In this world’s most enduring democracy, […]

Why the US must restore Hong Kong’s special trade status

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Current Affairs, hongkong, international law, Trade, Trump

Workers at Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory in Yuen Long add “Made in China” labels to products to be exported to the US. Photo: Dickson Lee Donald Trump’s move to revoke Hong Kong’s special status is wrong on many levels Joe Biden must get back to business basics by recognising the ‘Made […]

Pardon Me?

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The U.S. presidential pardon is back in focus as this presidential term ends and a new one starts on January 20th. Trump’s pardon of his first national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, reignited a political fire-storm of political spying in the 2016 presidential election, Flynn’s non-compliant relationships with Russia and Turkey, and the […]

Presidents Appoint Supreme Court Judges

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The President, not the Senate, appoint U.S. Supreme Court Judges. The Senate votes on the nomination. Whether to confirm or deny. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, known as the appointment Clause, empowers the president to nominate and, with the confirmation (advice and consent) of the United States Senate, to appoint […]