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Sunday 11 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
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# George Floyd

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present

Apr 11th 2021, 8:45 AM 15,817 Views 0 Comments

The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust

Mar 21st 2021, 10:30 AM 13,056 Views 25 Comments

In a special week for Ireland, our Boston-born columnist looks at the strength of ties between the two countries.

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
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# 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 34,148 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.

Sunday 21 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
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# 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 34,083 Views 45 Comments

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

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Sunday 7 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,913 Views 88 Comments

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

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 60,949 Views 85 Comments

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

Sunday 27 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
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# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 31,796 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

Sunday 20 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough
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# Christmas USA

Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,873 Views 14 Comments

Not going to Boston for a week after Christmas Day this year will be tough, particularly when his 86-year-old dad is in a nursing home alone, says Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 22 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:30 AM 59,926 Views 65 Comments

Larry Donnelly says while defeating Trump is a welcome victory, Democrats are in danger of storing up problems for the future by isolating the centre-ground.

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 19,955 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes 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 40,004 Views 44 Comments

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

Friday 23 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate
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# Trump V Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:00 PM 42,743 Views 86 Comments

In a much calmer debate than we’ve seen, Trump may have taken the night on points, but all Biden had to do was not mess up, and he was in the clear.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle

Oct 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 92,937 Views 90 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the numbers, the fact that Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton and concludes that Donald Trump faces an uphill battle to return to the White House.

Sunday 11 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate

Oct 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 29,980 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the how the highest court in America became “such a political hot potato”.

Friday 2 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:53 PM 34,473 Views 46 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the state of the US election after this week’s ‘shameful’ debate, in the wake of the news about Trump and FLOTUS.

Sunday 20 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?

Sep 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,184 Views 37 Comments

Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.

Sunday 6 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race

Sep 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,827 Views 78 Comments

Larry Donnelly says we are in a crucial phase of the US election cycle and if the Democrats don’t tackle Trump’s fear-based message, they could be in trouble.

Sunday 23 August, 2020

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign
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# Showdown

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 52,241 Views 24 Comments

As Democrats rally against Trump, the race for Massachusetts’ Senate seat is also worth watching, Larry Donnelly writes.

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 42,376 Views 56 Comments

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

Sunday 26 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Jul 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 41,738 Views 43 Comments

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

Sunday 12 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump

Jul 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 46,202 Views 66 Comments

Larry Donnelly says we should not write off Trump in November, but if he does lose, it is merely the first step in a long road back to redemption for the US.

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 24,833 Views 147 Comments

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

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 38,342 Views 78 Comments

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

Sunday 17 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,268 Views 41 Comments

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

Sunday 10 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?

May 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 125,576 Views 160 Comments

Trump was on track to take a second term, but Covid-19 has changed everything, writes Donnelly.

Sunday 26 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: I'm taking a break from politics this week ... now, about lasagne and spuds
# US-Ireland Relations
# US-Ireland Relations

Larry Donnelly: I'm taking a break from politics this week ... now, about lasagne and spuds

Apr 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 31,899 Views 30 Comments

Larry Donnelly, a ‘yank in Ireland’, has a little shutdown rant.

Sunday 12 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Bernie’s out, but he leaves a lasting legacy
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Larry Donnelly: Bernie’s out, but he leaves a lasting legacy

Apr 12th 2020, 6:45 AM 16,007 Views 37 Comments

Sanders didn’t lose because of his socialist leanings, he did so because of his praise for Castro and criticism of JFK, writes Donnelly.

Saturday 4 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters
# US Elections 2020
# US Elections 2020

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters

Apr 4th 2020, 1:00 PM 31,916 Views 49 Comments

Larry Donnelly says wildcards like Covid-19 will shape the Trump vs Biden race

Saturday 28 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty
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# The Kennedys

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty

Mar 28th 2020, 1:00 PM 37,849 Views 18 Comments

The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting
# US Election
# US Election

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,434 Views 38 Comments

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?
# Super Tuesday
# Super Tuesday

Larry Donnelly: It's Super Tuesday, so is Biden the new 'comeback kid'?

Mar 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 14,494 Views 60 Comments

Bernie may secretly have welcomed a Biden victory in South Carolina, but not to this extent, writes Larry Donnelly.

Thursday 27 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?
# US Primaries
# US Primaries

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

Feb 27th 2020, 7:24 AM 13,443 Views 37 Comments

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one
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# Ge2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

Feb 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,118 Views 126 Comments

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: If luck and timing count in politics, then both are in Trump's favour for November
# Iowa Caucuses
# Iowa Caucuses

Larry Donnelly: If luck and timing count in politics, then both are in Trump's favour for November

Feb 5th 2020, 6:27 PM 9,273 Views 12 Comments

Buttigeg, Bloomberg and Trump were the winners in Iowa, writes Larry Donnelly from Boston.

Saturday 1 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

Feb 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 7,315 Views 5 Comments

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Jan 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,364 Views 61 Comments

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

Thursday 26 December, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle

Dec 26th 2019, 9:28 PM 16,602 Views 69 Comments

The Democrats bowed to pressure on impeachment, but will it make a difference to the 2020 result?

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 15,613 Views 34 Comments

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

Thursday 21 November, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Sondland's impeachment testimony was explosive, but don't expect it to change the outcome for Trump
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# Impeachment

Larry Donnelly: Sondland's impeachment testimony was explosive, but don't expect it to change the outcome for Trump

Nov 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 14,883 Views 19 Comments

Is this week’s explosive impeachment testimony simply water that will drip smoothly off Trump’s back?

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 21,708 Views 69 Comments

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

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