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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When Barack Obama won the US election in 2008, for many a new day had come. It had, but after every day is a night—and that night was called the Tea Party (TP). The TP saddled up to save America from socialism, taxation, government regulation, state healthcare, social security....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Going too fast for myself I missed
more than I think I can remember

almost everything it seems some-times
and yet there are chances that come back

that I did not notice where they stood
where I could have reached out and touched them

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A staple of nutrition was recently tossed out in the gar-bage. The traditional “pyramid of healthy foods” so beloved by nutritionists, although long known to be erroneous, was discarded this year by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and replaced by something called MyPlate...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Attempts to amend this country’s Constitution tend to give rise to spasmodic controversy and, sometimes, heated public debate—often characterised by the generation of more heat than light.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is my favourite week of the year: Banned Book Week. Every year the American Library Association (ALA) highlights great books—including classics like Animal Farm by George Orwell and A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley—that have been banned in US schools.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The title “decline of the West” works on two levels—domestically and globally. Let me explain. I had an interesting email exchange recently that got me thinking.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The People’s Republic of China with 1.3 billion citizens is among the world’s most ancient civilisations and the newest and arguably the biggest emerging economic power.

Monday, September 26, 2011

This week’s column is done without fear or favour of any political entity.

Monday, September 26, 2011

As American presidents past and present stood shoulder to shoulder to remember the deaths of the 2,977 people killed on 9/11, vice-premier Wang Qishan and around 200 leading businessmen from the People’s Republic of China, were preparing to touch down at Piarco International...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The genesis of this paranoia, iconoclastic and xenophobic behaviour can be traced back to sometime in the month of February 2006, when an article appeared in the Tobago News stating that foreigners were buying up all the good lands in Tobago.

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