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# larry-donnelly - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics
# Virginia
# Virginia

Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics

Nov 3rd 2021, 4:11 PM 15,063 Views 44 Comments

It was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,813 Views 4 Comments

Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

Oct 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,044 Views 29 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

# larry-donnelly - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,591 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,656 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul

Aug 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 28,704 Views 16 Comments

Our columnist reflects on the New York governor’s fall from grace and looks at the career of the woman who will replace him.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 54,214 Views 95 Comments

“I may have misjudged the extent of his capacity for malfeasance, but I have never underestimated the appeal of Donald Trump’s brand of politics,” writes Larry in this week’s column.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

Mar 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 34,304 Views 51 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'

Feb 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 34,163 Views 45 Comments

Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,187 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

# larry-donnelly - Friday 29 January, 2021

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 21,141 Views 24 Comments

This impeachment hinges on the riot earlier this month in the US Capitol building, as Larry Donnelly explains.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

Jan 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 61,167 Views 86 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

# larry-donnelly - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

Nov 5th 2020, 5:46 PM 19,980 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania

Nov 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 40,029 Views 44 Comments

Larry Donnelly’s rational self tells him that Joe Biden will win – but does lightning ever strike twice?

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Aug 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,389 Views 56 Comments

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

# larry-donnelly - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Trump is a mess but he can still win the election because of a weak Democratic party
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Trump is a mess but he can still win the election because of a weak Democratic party

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 24,846 Views 147 Comments

Larry Donnelly says the Democrats’ surrender to big donor money in the last 30 years has weakened its credibility.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

May 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,350 Views 78 Comments

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

# larry-donnelly - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Thanksgiving should be the American tradition that goes global, not Black Friday
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Thanksgiving should be the American tradition that goes global, not Black Friday

Nov 28th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,631 Views 34 Comments

A spirit of volunteerism – not consumerism – abounds in the US on Thanksgiving, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?
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# LARRY DONNELLY

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:00 PM 21,711 Views 69 Comments

Huge support for just three Democrat front runners in the race for nomination is unusual, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility

Sep 26th 2019, 9:46 AM 12,587 Views 62 Comments

How one sees the state of play depends, as ever, on which side of the aisle he is on, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Friday 13 September, 2019

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston
# State Of The Race
# State Of The Race

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

Sep 13th 2019, 1:57 PM 8,092 Views 74 Comments

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Thursday 8 November, 2018

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms
# Opinion
# Opinion

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms

Nov 8th 2018, 9:22 PM 17,530 Views 31 Comments

Given the political realities, Nancy Pelosi must simultaneously do battle and business with President Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Monday 20 February, 2017

The parallels between Irish and American controversies, in a wild week for politics
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# LARRY DONNELLY

The parallels between Irish and American controversies, in a wild week for politics

Feb 20th 2017, 7:58 PM 200 Views 20 Comments

Those who say they know what lies ahead – in either country – are either clairvoyant or just plain wrong, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 12 November, 2016

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"

Nov 12th 2016, 7:30 PM 302 Views 105 Comments

Now that the first shock has abated, TheJournal.ie columnist Larry Donnelly ponders on a world post-Trump victory.

# larry-donnelly - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

How 'protest votes' for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein might have helped Trump
# Third Party Candidates
# Third Party Candidates

How 'protest votes' for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein might have helped Trump

Nov 9th 2016, 4:43 PM 13,701 Views 40 Comments

Larry Donnelly tells us why it’s “undemocratic” that the Republican and Democrat parties have a “mutually beneficial stranglehold” on US politics.

# larry-donnelly - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Opinion: 'I all but guaranteed a win for Hillary but then we had a political earthquake...'
# USA 2016
# USA 2016

Opinion: 'I all but guaranteed a win for Hillary but then we had a political earthquake...'

Nov 5th 2016, 7:30 PM 173 Views 76 Comments

At this extremely late stage, there are a lot of unknowns, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Monday 10 October, 2016

Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS
# USA 2016
# USA 2016

Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS

Oct 10th 2016, 12:38 PM 332 Views 120 Comments

Neither candidate is the person to lead America out of crisis, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Thursday 8 September, 2016

The US Electoral College: An Explanation and a Defence
# Opinion
# Opinion

The US Electoral College: An Explanation and a Defence

Sep 8th 2016, 8:00 PM 294 Views 23 Comments

Those outside the US tend to regard the Electoral College with a mixture of profound suspicion and incomprehension. In truth, it is easier to demystify than, for instance, the myriad nuances of Irish parliamentary elections, writes Larry Donnelly.

# larry-donnelly - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

President Trump? Here's how it could happen
# Opinion
# Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

May 18th 2016, 3:04 PM 161 Views 92 Comments

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# larry-donnelly - Friday 27 September, 2013

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum
# Academics Say No
# Academics Say No

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum

Sep 27th 2013, 7:55 AM 7,479 Views 100 Comments

A total of 27 academics have put their name to a letter in the Irish Times today.

# larry-donnelly - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America

Jul 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 135 Views 82 Comments

It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.

# larry-donnelly - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right

Nov 29th 2012, 7:30 PM 194 Views 46 Comments

Ireland’s rigid party whip system erodes true democracy – and this is never so evident as on the issue of abortion, writes Larry Donnelly.