Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance writer based in Dublin. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, teleSUR, RBTH, The Calvert Journal and others. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleRyanJ
Mainstream US media has been the biggest cheerleader for Washington’s chaos production in Syria for years, but now, as Donald Trump pulls troops out of the northeast, they’re suddenly outraged. Spare us the crocodile tears.
Justin Trudeau rode to power four years ago on a wave of progressive enthusiasm. With an Obama-like ‘hope and change-y’ vibe, plenty of social media savvy and an almost cult-like following, he was more a brand than a politician.
Boris Johnson has a “very good” plan for the Irish border, but prefers to keep the details veiled in “decent obscurity” for now. With days left to strike a deal, the PM might want to consider decently enlightening everyone.
The Trump administration is admonished as a threat to journalism worldwide in a new oped penned by New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger. It’s just a pity that in the 3,200-word screed, he found no time to mention Julian Assange.
John Bolton’s departure from the White House was inevitable – as was his instant rehabilitation by the woke Resistance – but as the reasons for his ouster emerge, the bizarre embrace of this warmonger has only gotten worse.
Democrats have a Joe Biden problem. The former VP might still lead the polls, but with serious concerns raised about his memory and mental state, nominating him to face Donald Trump in 2020 is a risk the party can’t afford.
Is the American dream still alive? The deportation of a Palestinian teen and would-be Harvard freshman allegedly over anti-US comments posted by his friends online suggests that the question is not unreasonable.
The progressive left needs to sort out its priorities. Is “non-gendered” language, for instance, more important than economic fairness? It’s time to decide, because failure to properly prioritize could hinder the whole movement.
An old white male socialist and a young black female rapper walk into a nail bar. It sounds like the start of a bad joke, but what ensues is a more honest talk about the issues facing Americans than mainstream media ever produces.