Jan. 6 committee reveals Trump’s Orwellian attempt to win the election

by Naseem Rakha, Oregon Capital ChronicleJuly 26, 2022 Anyone who’s read George Orwell’s “1984,” the dystopian novel about life under an authoritarian regime, knows that to survive, one had to accept whatever Big Brother said no matter how big the lie. Proof you’d come to fully embrace the all-controlling Party… Read More

US Supreme Court is Out of Touch with Majority of Voters

by Naseem Rakha, Oregon Capital ChronicleJuly 13, 2022 I woke up the morning of July 4th feeling cynical about “Independence Day” after the recent slew of  Supreme Court decisions that essentially eviscerated long-standing constitutional rights and protections considered core to our democracy. With Dobbs v. Jackson, the Supreme Court’s newly… Read More

My New Job

I have begun to write commentaries for The Oregon Capital Chronicle, a member of The States Newsroom and one of 28 states providing in-depth and fearless coverage of state and national politics. In the past my commentaries could occasionally be found in The Guardian, The Washington Post, the Oregonian and… Read More

Can America Heal?

Can America Heal?

Never in the four years of the Trump administration did I imagine our sides engaging in a war. Rhetorical sparring, sure. But not physical combat.