In the run-up to the Convention, the Democratic party had two significant concerns. First, there were the fears of disunity between the various wings of the party, and then, worries over Biden's potential for gaffs or looking like he was "mentally shot." At least these were the concerns debated on the major television networks and … Continue reading A Return to Hope- The Democratic National Convention 2020
There was more controversy in Irish politics last week when two Green party ministers failed to vote with the new government that they have just agreed to support. A Fianna Fail TD, Willie O'Dea, was annoyed that the new Green ministers got away with a slight reprimand, a gentle slap on the wrist, and were … Continue reading Sit, Act and Vote- A Relic to a Bygone Era.
Everything has changed. It has happened very quickly. Things that were important no longer matter. The Premier League, the NBA, the Euro's, the golf (Masters, PGA tour, the Ryder Cup), and the Olympic games all centerpieces of the 2020 calendar are suspended, postponed, or canceled. Other major cultural and leisure activities have also not happened … Continue reading All Changed-Changed Utterly.A New Normal.
Irish people have a problem. The political system is broke. The 2020 campaign is well underway; however, despite people carefully choosing a candidate to vote for, they have no idea what the government will be once the votes are counted. It is almost certain that no party will win an overall majority, so the new … Continue reading The Irish General Election 2020
Jurgen Klopp the manager of Liverpool FC, when asked about his opinion of Brexit, said that the European Union was “the best idea we have had to date”. It is difficult to disagree with him. Born in the aftermath of World War 2 and out of a desire to see an end to wars between … Continue reading The EU, Ireland and Brexit