Posts Tagged ‘ US ’

Grief, guns and guts

December 17, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Grief, guns and guts

“A Robin Redbreast in a Cage/Puts all Heaven in a Rage,” wrote the poet William Blake. But there is something far more hideous that can put heaven, and all of us, in a greater rage. It is the murder of children.
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The “47 percent” and “binders full of women” for new America

December 7, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
The “47 percent” and “binders full of women” for new America

On May 17, 2012 Romney was speaking in a Republican fundraiser at the home of a private equity executive in Boca Raton, Florida. A couple of months before the presidential election, a video of the event was released by Mother Jones magazine.
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Risks and pay offs of American foreign policy in Burma

November 23, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Risks and pay offs of American foreign policy in Burma

Recently, the newly re-elected US president Barack Obama visited Burma, which has been the most run of the mill rouge states in this region for a long time.
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Private sins, public punishments

November 21, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Private sins, public punishments

A four-star general falls from grace. The American media is buzzing with “The Petraeus Affair” (as this latest sex scandal is dubbed). The empty-headed Talking Heads are breathlessly talking about what a horrible scandal it is
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Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

November 9, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

Dear Francesco, I lost touch with you after I returned home for good from the US, where, you may remember, I was a student for eight years during the 1980s.
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Iran’s nuclear programme : A crisis gone haywire?

May 9, 2012
Asif Farooq
Iran’s nuclear programme : A crisis gone haywire?

James Blight – my professor in a class of only four students – told us that you cannot expect an Iranian to start talking about anything current on U.S. without mentioning once about the 1953 coupe.
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Afghanistan: When “sorry” doesn’t butter the biscuit

March 4, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Afghanistan: When “sorry” doesn’t butter the biscuit

People who write Op-Ed pieces are not necessarily good reporters. Others are actually brilliant reporters. I fall into the former category. Whenever my editors have asked for a news piece
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Despite debt deal, clouds hang over Obama re-election

August 3, 2011
Arshad Mahmud
Despite debt deal, clouds hang over Obama re-election

As you have come to know by now that the United States Congress voted to raise the federal debt limit just hours before the deadline was to expire on Aug 2. Failure to do so would have led to the US treasury running short of cash to pay the nation’s bills.
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