The absolute state of the Union

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The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

Charity Begins at Home

“No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank ‘Charity begins at home’, as the saying goes; it is paramount to ensure that you provide for and meet the needs of your family before worrying about others. But… Read moreCharity Begins at Home

Syria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

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  In so many ways, we are immune to the (daily) news of fresh atrocities in the civil war in Syria, many of which are claimed to have been perpetrated by the widely-reviled president, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been in… Read moreSyria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

Americans Need a Strong Constitution to Change the Second Amendment

The now infamous Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was enacted in 1791, as part of the first ten amendments which were contained in the Bill of Rights. Its wording has proved to be the source of heated debate… Read moreAmericans Need a Strong Constitution to Change the Second Amendment

Equality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?

‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’ as the saying goes – the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 21st century, a time when we think that we, as a society, are enlightened, tolerant… Read moreEquality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?