The Science of Voter Suppression

Sep 30, 2020

Great traditions persist for centuries even as they change their style. New York’s Tammany Hall and its colorful leader “Boss Tweed” in the late 19th century perfected the art of “manufacturing votes” to elect the people they preferred and run the show in their manner. It set the...

Climate Disruption and the American Obsession with Control
Sep 29, 2020

Climate Disruption and the American Obsession with Control

The Extinct Race of “Reasonable Viewers” in the US
Sep 28, 2020

The Extinct Race of “Reasonable Viewers” in the US

How Catholics Can Tilt the US Election
Sep 28, 2020

How Catholics Can Tilt the US Election

Trump at the UN: A Failure to Lead

Trump at the UN: A Failure to Lead

Sep 28, 2020

True to himself, US President Donald Trump completely failed to address any of the issues confronting the global community in his keynote speech to the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations. Instead, he used the platform to criticize China, to excoriate Iran, to boast of how big and...

Getting an Education in the Age of COVID-19

Getting an Education in the Age of COVID-19

Sep 25, 2020

In a matter of months, the novel coronavirus has swept across the globe and entirely up-ended our understanding of normality. Now, as the virus continues to rage and signs of a second surge are emerging even before the first has ended, we’re rethinking everything we’d assumed and hoped for at...

America’s Reputation May Bounce Back After Trump, But Will the Country?

America's Reputation May Bounce Back After Trump, But Will the Country?

Sep 25, 2020

Donald Trump used to care what the world outside America thought of him. Before he ran for president, he was focused on turning his business into a global brand. The name “Trump” was supposed to connote all the luxury and success of the elite lifestyle. Trump hotels, Trump golf courses, Trump...

Will This Be the Election to End All Elections?

Will This Be the Election to End All Elections?

Sep 25, 2020

When drafting the United States Constitution in 1787, the Founding Fathers of the new nation sought to formalize the nature of what they wished to be an innovative form of government. Trying to reconcile the irreconcilable, they devised a series of complex arrangements designed to ensure that the...

When God Hates America

When God Hates America

Sep 25, 2020

Anyone familiar with the ritual called the State of the Union is also familiar with the fact it invariably ends with the exhortation “God bless America.” Few are probably aware of the fact that the first president to utter it was none other than Richard Nixon, who “dropped the phrase during...

The US Must Support Sudan’s Path to Democracy

The US Must Support Sudan's Path to Democracy

In the aftermath of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain formalizing diplomatic relations with Israel on August 13 and September 11, respectively, many experts predict that Sudan will be the next Arab state to follow suit. The main reason for this pertains to the fact that the Trump administration...

The US Presidential Election and the Armies of the Night

The US Presidential Election and the Armies of the Night

Sep 24, 2020

In a compelling article published on Fair Observer earlier this week, Volker Perthes, director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), speculates on the theme of “what Trump will leave behind” if he loses the November election. The author offers an enlightening...

Is America Edging Toward a “Racial Holy War”?

Is America Edging Toward a “Racial Holy War”?

Sep 24, 2020

Since the Vietnam War era in the United States, radical-right groups have articulated an apocalyptic vision under which white people would be restored to their “rightful place” of dominance on the North American continent. Over the years, various groups and personalities have expressed this...

Justice Ginsburg Secures Progressives for Biden

Justice Ginsburg Secures Progressives for Biden

Sep 23, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died and the political seas have changed. She was a beacon of American conscience in a nation that has no conscience to spare. For those of us in America who see a nation in steep decline, this loss further deepens the gap between hope and reality....

America’s War on Abortion

America’s War on Abortion

Sep 23, 2020

Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) releasing a statement earlier this year articulating that, “services related to reproductive health are considered to be part of essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak,” legislators in some US states have been making relentless efforts to...

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