Fri | Jan 20, 2017

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If not outright fearful, we admit to being deeply uneasy. Which, we suppose, is the case with most of the world. With good reason.Today, in Donald Trump, a callow, rude, thin-skinned, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist and narcissistic 70-year-old...

Barack Obama's legacy in foreign policy is derided by his opponents, and even some of his friends say it wasn't his presidency's strong suit. And yet, history may prove that his vision was prescient, that he began America's overdue transition to a...

There are dozens of children pregnant under the age of 16 every year in Jamaica. The men involved are guilty of the crimes of statutory rape and carnal abuse, but how many are ever brought before the law? Very few. We have a culture of...

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown succeeded last Friday in putting the Government on the defensive. He questioned sharply fellow senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith on what other, compromise plan(s) the Government had in...

When the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement started picking up steam in the United States after the death of a number of black Americans at the hands of hostile police and citizens, along came its corollary, ALL Lives Matter. Proponents of the latter...

When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, he took more than half a million troops with him, and he still lost. When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, he used four million troops, but he lost, too. And now the United States has deployed just 1,000...

It would be a mistake if, in the midst of their crisis, the Moravians of Jamaica were to merely circle their wagons and nurture a grievance of persecution, of which, judging by the remarks of some of their congregants and pastors, there are...

When I was a lad in the late 1980s, a pastor happened on my community in south St Catherine. I say happened on the community because he had no family or close friends who you could say attracted him to the place. It's as if he just showed up one day...

During my brief hiatus, many readers complained that I'm drifting away from my roots."Too much politics!" they grumble. "Not enough satire and dominoes." It turns out the educated elite hate my intermittent forays into lyrics; the people for whom I...

The year 2016, for me, like many others, delivered a swift kick to the behind. A series of unfortunate events made me think twice about rubbishing those who said leap years bring crosses. Personal, financial and business issues set out to either...
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