Brazil vs. Argentina: Will Football Rivals Clash Over Politics?

Jan 20, 2020

Pelé, Di Stefano, Maradona, Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi: Brazil and Argentina have produced some of the best football players in history — and currently. All the elite Europeans teams have Brazilians and Argentinians in their cast. The national teams are also the biggest rivals in the world’s most...

What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?
Jan 20, 2020

What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?

At the Democratic Debate, CNN Magnifies the Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

At the Democratic Debate, CNN Magnifies the Rumors

Can Sanders or Warren Clinch the Democratic Nomination?
Jan 16, 2020

Can Sanders or Warren Clinch the Democratic Nomination?

What Next for Tehran and Trump?

What Next for Tehran and Trump?

Jan 07, 2020

In the days since the January 3 assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, on the orders of US President Donald Trump, the world has anxiously waited to see whether, where and how Tehran would fulfill its pledge to wreak vengeance on the Americans. Thus far,...

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?

Jan 06, 2020

Guyana, home to just 750,000 people, is about to leap from one of the poorest to one of the richest countries in the world. The financial predators are circling, led by the Chinese. Guyana's inexperience, incompetence and lack of Western interest will hand the Chinese a valuable prey. Oil...

Is 2020 the Year for America?

Is 2020 the Year for America?

Jan 02, 2020

The year 2019 has ended. Traditions abound to celebrate the coming of a new year, and this time around a new decade. There seems to be some notion that celebrating the coming year will wash away all of the detritus of the year just ended and provide a clean slate for the...

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

Dec 23, 2019

As the shock of the UK general election fades, many questions will take time to be answered. Not that the reelection of the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a shock, but the size of his majority in Parliament was one that no Labour Party strategist had foreseen....

Is Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Proposal Too Optimistic?

Is Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Proposal Too Optimistic?

Dec 22, 2019

An “ultra-millionaire tax” — or wealth tax — proposed by Democratic presidential primaries candidate Elizabeth Warren is likely to raise between $2.3 trillion and $2.7 trillion in additional revenue in 10 years from 2021 to 2030, according to a study by the Penn Wharton...

Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

Dec 20, 2019

I dutifully got a shot this winter to inoculate myself against four different flu viruses. By exposing myself to weakened strains of these diseases, and preemptively suffering some mild flu symptoms, I can ward off the more serious consequences of a full-on infection and do my part to help stop...

Moderates May Be Extremists

Moderates May Be Extremists

Dec 18, 2019

One of Fair Observer’s featured articles this week is a piece by Neil Kapoor, a high school student with a definite talent for journalism. Analyzing the data available concerning US elections, he has delivered a persuasive, though not an entirely convincing argument in favor of the idea that...

Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

Dec 17, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given Jeremy Corbyn a good old-fashioned thumping. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of 650 in Parliament, gaining 47. They smashed the “red wall” of solid Labour seats in northern England. The Johnson-led Conservatives achieved the highest vote swing...

Evil Genius Dominic Cummings Will Reeducate Britain

Evil Genius Dominic Cummings Will Reeducate Britain

Dec 17, 2019

Dominic Cummings, the UK’s answer to Steve Bannon, unveils the essential truth behind British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s victory in the general election. It’s all about the misplaced prestige of traditional education, which has no place in modern society. Education is not only overrated,...

Why Democrats Should Vote for a Moderate

Why Democrats Should Vote for a Moderate

Dec 16, 2019

As Democratic primary voters gear up to choose among a diverse lineup of candidates in Iowa, New Hampshire and other key battleground states starting in early February, only one thing is certain: Under our electoral system, the early primary states — despite having smaller populations and...

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