Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

US election: Understanding media addiction to Donald Trump

(Media Release) Co-dependency is commonly defined as “an emotional and behavioural condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship”. Another term for it is “relationship addiction”. People form and persist with relationships “that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive”. Sitting in the atrium of Trump Tower on Tuesday, as Donald […]

Architects of disastrous Iraq War still at large

(Media Release) Bombs going off in Iraq? Well, it happens all the time – what’s there to see? Let’s all move along shall we? On Thursday, at least 13 people were killed in a ISIS attack on a café in Baghdad for the ‘crime’ of watching a football match. The day before at least 88 people […]

Refugee romance: Trump-fearing Americans matched up with Canadians on new dating site

(Media Release) Canucks looking to cash in romantically on Trump-fearing US exiles can now do their bidding online, thanks to a new website designed to make it easy “for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.” Around 5,000 people have already entered their details […]

Does America need to change how it elects its presidents?

(Media Release) Is there a greater democratic show on earth than the American presidential election? Indian polls, where elephants ferry electronic voting machines into the foothills of the Himalayas and pyrotechnics explode at the moment of victory, are doubtless more picturesque. Afghan votes, where women queue at polling stations dressed in sky-blue burkas, and warlords […]

Islamic State crisis: A speech Obama hoped to avoid

Media Release: Sometimes a president is defined by what he stands for. Sometimes a president is defined by what he doesn’t. In the field of foreign policy and military action, it feels as though the 44th president of the US is defined by what he isn’t. Barack Obama came to power pledging to bring American […]

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

Media Release: The world was stunned when Russia invaded Crimea, but should it have been? Author and journalist Oliver Bullough says President Vladimir Putin never kept secret his intention to restore Russian power – what’s less clear, he says, is how long the country’s rise can continue. On 16 August 1999, the members of Russia’s […]

Obama’s Path From Critic to Overseer of Spying

(Media Release) WASHINGTON — As a young lawmaker defining himself as a presidential candidate,Barack Obama visited a center for scholars in August 2007 to give a speech on terrorism. He described a surveillance state run amok and vowed to rein it in. “That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens,” he declared. “No more national […]

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