Larry Beck

Larry Beck is a lifelong leftist and activist. He has practiced criminal law as both a prosecutor and defender. For much of the last 15 years, he has been an international consultant working in the developing world on criminal law reform, governance and judicial reform issues. Beck has traveled to over 80 countries, worked in over 25 and lived abroad for extended periods. He was a Peace Corp volunteer in Costa Rica in the early 1980s.

A Corrupt Enterprise Won the Day

Aug 14, 2019

When a government fails to meaningfully respond to the carnage in its streets, every citizen should question the competence and corruption of those charged with the governmental responsibility to act, as well as the legitimacy of the government itself. So it is, in the wake of the latest gun atrocities to...

Democrats Remain Adrift Without a Vision or a Leader

Jul 25, 2019

Trying to make sense of the US presidential election that is still well over a year away is a challenging task. So much makes no sense at all. The easiest example of this is trying to figure out why undereducated and underpaid rural white Americans flock to Trump, an overeducated yet ignorant pompous...

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

Jul 15, 2019

It is surely no secret that a significant portion of the American electorate hopes that the national nightmare of the Trump administration will begin to end in November 2020. Beyond hoping, many have been moved to activism and active resistance. Not enough, but many. While there is not yet a unifying...

Looking at US Affairs from Afar

Jun 19, 2019

In today’s Spain, there is a palpable sense of balance that opens the immediate moment to hopeful possibilities. While there, Larry Beck learned a lot about America. Imagine a place where people seem to enjoy meeting in cafes, bars and restaurants to talk with each other, connecting with other human...

Impeach Now, Ask Questions Later

May 02, 2019

Go boldly where Mueller should have gone, to state clearly and unequivocally that Trump is a crook. When times are bad, it always seems that bad people win. When times are good, bad people always win. When bad people win, the rest of us almost always lose. Of late, bad people are succeeding...

What Really Matters in 2020

Apr 02, 2019

By now, it must be clear that Trump is a relentless plague that will not go away simply because many of us wish it to be so. With the attorney general’s attaboy channeling of Robert Mueller’s investigation results bestowed upon Trump, it is increasingly likely that it falls upon the...

US Intervention Will Make Things Worse in Venezuela

Mar 12, 2019

No matter how bad the situation is in Venezuela, a US military response will only make matters worse for the Venezuelans. It may be foreign adventure time again for the good old USA. With troops being pulled out of Syria and Afghanistan after successfully “vanquishing” the enemy and the wall being...

Will a Billionaire or Bigot Win in 2020?

Feb 18, 2019

While there is little nuance related to billionaires, there is so much more to digest in the world of bigotry, and it is so much more critical that we get it right. With the next US presidential election right around the corner, I feel compelled to make some predictions based...

Move Left America: A New Message Is Coming

Feb 01, 2019

The ugly underbelly of capitalism for the wealthy has been exposed like never before by Trump and his cabal. It is time once again to take stock of the shocking level of disinterest among the political and corporate classes in the well-being of the lower classes in America. First, despite...

Can America Begin to Find Its Way?

Jan 08, 2019

Good and vital legislation will not become law in the next two years, but the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives must show the nation what it looks like.  Here comes the cavalry, maybe. A US House of Representatives controlled by the Democratic Party is empowered to start the ball...

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