Marion McKeone: Democrat bigwigs abandon embattled Cuomo to his fate
Impeachment now appears inevitable for the governor of New York, who was praised for his authoritative leadership at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, but is now accused of sexually harassing women
“A crisis shows you a person’s soul,” Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, reflected in April 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged his home city.
“It shows you what they’re made of. The weaknesses explode and the strengths are emboldened.”
At the time, Cuomo’s observation was a none-too-subtle jab at then president Donald Trump whose flailing incompetence provided a perfect foil for Cuomo’s calm, authoritative leadership....
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Marion McKeone: Electoral college system is outdated and undemocratic
The January 6 Select Committee will not even contemplate the role the voting system played in facilitating the Capitol Hill assault on democracy
Lucinda Creighton: Stop all the pandering to the Chinese regime and instead call out its human rights abuses
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There’s something about AOC: why the Democrat drives right-wing Americans crazy
Violent extremists and white nationalists have been targeting Democrat politicians – especially women – for some time now, but the articulate and outspoken Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to throw them into a particular tizzy
Relief among Irish as Biden refuses to be pushed on Northern protocol
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