The Democratic tea party movement

    Called the “Indivisible guide”, they are following the Tea party model that helped  the GOP sweep back Obama’s hold on congress in the past president’s mid-term. They boast of a website that helps mobilize awareness and pro-activism across the country. Their goals includes requesting members to call their elected members of congress to push… Continue reading The Democratic tea party movement

Trump and the reality of American national politics

Drafts — What the hell is going on in American national politics. I just checked and Donald Trump is running roughshod over the GOP election field. Why and how did this happen? I can tell you why….the people have decided to act for themselves, seek hope and some stimulus of any kind. While the ‘establishment’… Continue reading Trump and the reality of American national politics

Our Democracy at its best…Gerrymandering

I woke up with the innate need to share this. I came across this picture months ago, but for some strange reason, today struck me as a perfect day to put this up. Anyways, the USA is known as the shinny example of Democracy. Well, ladies and gents, enjoy     Courtesy: Washington Post

The sum of all fears: The clock that never was

Now that emotions have subsided and all the e-warriors cum social activists have moved on to the next click bait, I took time to see why the Texas kid was arrested for his “clock”. On looking at the picture above, I couldn’t help but understand the caution the school authorities showed on this matter. The only… Continue reading The sum of all fears: The clock that never was

I am right, you are wrong

Once i got wind (on twitter) of President Obama’s speech on immigration, i dreaded turning to the usual political channels – FOX, MSNBC, CNN et al. After i summoned the courage, i first tuned to MSNBC to find Rachael Maddow basically giddy at the president’s move. Then, i held my breathe and dived into FOX… Continue reading I am right, you are wrong

Elections, Elections

Thankfully, today is the mid-term elections. Thankfully, after today, we would be spared the nonsense ads laced with half-truths we see on TV. Thankfully, words like “across the aisle”, “compromise”, “Leadership”, “Obamacare”, “middleclass”, “Washington”, “abortion”, “tax cuts”, “family values” etc. would no longer be brandished around as if lives depended on it. (Funny, they always… Continue reading Elections, Elections

The reality of populist uprisings, the aftermath

When the Ukrainian president took over the reins of leadership, he came in talking tough towards Russia. He promised to flush the “Terrorists” from the “motherland”. The Ukrainian people hailed him as the one who could standup to Russia. The one who could repay the human and societal sacrifice paid during the uprising. Almost a… Continue reading The reality of populist uprisings, the aftermath