The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

Betrayal is at the heart of U.S. politics

April 19, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in Rome, New York, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from The Great Debate:

The psychological underpinnings of 2016, the year America went nuts

February 17, 2016

A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a photograph as she attends a Trump campaign rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A Donald Trump supporter at a Trump campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from The Great Debate:

Trump follows in the footsteps of man he claims to despise

January 15, 2016

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Jimmy Carter (L) waving at the Democratic National Convention in New York, 1976. Library of Congress/Warren Leffler; Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the end of a Republican presidential candidate forum in Aiken, South Carolina, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

U.S. debt downgrade: Who cares?

August 2, 2011

By Laurence Copeland. The opinions expressed are his own.

As I write this blog, it looks as though the U.S. Congress is going to pass a bill raising the debt ceiling and making modest cuts in Federal Government spending over the coming years. Although it is, quite rightly, being presented as a somewhat hollow victory for the forces of reason, there is one extremely puzzling aspect of the crisis.