Up Close And Personal With A Donald Trump Rally

Despite the latest polls showing a significant slump in the popularity of Donald Trump only a foolhardy forecaster would confidently claim that the celebrity politician has no chance of being elected the president of the United States of America. Dave Eggers highlights some of the reasons for caution in this on-the-ground description of a Trump rally for the Guardian newspaper: “It was just… Read More Up Close And Personal With A Donald Trump Rally

One Man’s Terrorist – You Know The Rest…

Over the years I’ve always been amused by the strong, pro-British line taken by much of the mainstream US media when it came to reporting and editorialising on the conflict in the British Occupied North of Ireland. Invariably most US news organisations, especially the printed press, were anti-IRA and anti-Sinn Féin, with reportage that could… Read More One Man’s Terrorist – You Know The Rest…

No Room For The Irish At The American Tea Party

I recently wrote about the new forms of anti-Irish propaganda circulating amongst right wing circles in the United States which have begun to filter from the fringe into mainstream American politics and journalism. Though the cutting edge of this campaign of misinformation has centred on Ireland’s alleged role as the chief ‘anti-Israeli’ state of the… Read More No Room For The Irish At The American Tea Party