Politics

PEACE AND LOVE

Purposefully targeting children in the name of your murderous ideals is despicable under absolutely all circumstances, whether you are ISIS, the IRA, Bashar Al-Assad or Adam Lanza. These is no...
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Accidental Courtesy: a brave take on American race

I had heard about Accidental Courtesy before I found myself in front of my Roku Box, with a rare free evening, searching PBS features because that’s how nerdy I am....
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IN APPRECIATION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA

Traveling the world last year, we found the traditional verbal introduction from host nation citizens, to be a simple and genuinely inquisitive: “Where are you from?” When we said America...
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Sandy Hook two years on: Does Social Media have a Social Conscience?

December 14 marks is the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. Not surprisingly, there is a considerable amount of metaphorical and physical ink being spilled on the opinion pages of...
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Thanksgiving Thoughts

A Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends in the USA. As always, there’s so much to be grateful for – starting, of course, with family and friends. Traveling...
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No More Silence: We SHALL Overcome

This past weekend, I attended two musical events within twelve hours. Late Saturday night, Posie and I were at the BSP Lounge in Kingston for Jonathan Toubin’s Soul-Clap party. The...
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No More Silence

As we approach the one–year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, there is no point pretending this has been an easy twelve months in American culture and politics. A horrendous...
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Fracking Britain

One of the depressingly reassuring aspects of visiting the UK from the USA this past month was the similarity in political landscapes. Admittedly, the UK is not engaged in a...
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