Guyana’s Bright Future Is Under Threat

Mar 30, 2020

After discovering massive oil reserves in the past five years, Guyana, one of the poorest countries in South America, was poised to become one of the richest nations in the world. Also noteworthy is the fact that, since Guyana’s independence from Great Britain in 1966, Venezuela claims nearly...

COVID-19: Will We Learn the Lessons?
Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19: Will We Learn the Lessons?

Joe Biden: An Oasis of Stasis in a Changing World
Mar 24, 2020

Joe Biden: An Oasis of Stasis in a Changing World

The President as Political Hit Man
Mar 13, 2020

The President as Political Hit Man

The Cold War Against Bernie Sanders

The Cold War Against Bernie Sanders

Mar 09, 2020

The New York Times once again puts on display its commitment to prolonging indefinitely the Cold War in pursuit of its own partisan purposes. Unlike Russiagate and Ukrainegate, which aimed at discrediting US President Donald Trump, The Times has now decided to deploy its Cold War alert system to...

Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?

Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?

Mar 06, 2020

At a dinner party in mid-February, an architect told me that he was having a problem finishing his building projects. It was the carpets. Most wall-to-wall carpeting for big construction projects in the United States, he explained, comes from China. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan — and the...

Can the Democratic Establishment Afford to Shun Sanders Again?

Can the Democratic Establishment Afford to Shun Sanders Again?

Mar 05, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has managed to do something no politician has ever dared to do in the United States of America: He has made it acceptable to discuss socialism in a country that despises the very concept. He has successfully created a movement that has engaged and energized young...

CNN and the Art of Overstatement

CNN and the Art of Overstatement

Mar 03, 2020

After echoing a report leaked by The Washington Post a day before the Nevada caucuses claiming that an intelligence briefing a month earlier had informed members of Congress that Russia was once again interfering in US elections to get President Donald Trump reelected, CNN made an effort to find...

The Paradoxical State of Turkish Politics

The Paradoxical State of Turkish Politics

Mar 03, 2020

Recent developments in Turkish politics have left many baffled. More and more Kurdish parents in southeast Turkey are now rising up against the secessionist the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its political wing, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), to reclaim their children the PKK...

The Billionaire Who Buys Elections

The Billionaire Who Buys Elections

Feb 27, 2020

The spectacle of a televised presidential debate in the US throws little light on politics and does nothing to clarify issues of governance. Debates exist as specific moments of entertainment in a serial drama abusively called a “democratic election.” When candidates go slightly off script,...

Doubtful Information on What Is Doubtless Disinformation

Doubtful Information on What Is Doubtless Disinformation

Feb 26, 2020

New York Times journalist Lisa Lerer may see herself as US media’s top expert on the phenomenon of disinformation, which includes fake news. Even before Donald Trump’s inauguration, in December 2016, she was among the first to promote Hillary Clinton’s delirious ravings accusing Russia’s...

Bernie Sanders Is Connecting With Us

Bernie Sanders Is Connecting With Us

Feb 26, 2020

In politics, as in life, there is a major distinction between “I” and “we.” And because “you” can be both singular and plural, the gulf between “I” and “we” is often glossed over without a mention. However, it is time that America took stock of what it is doing to its...

The Downward Spiral of Angela Merkel’s CDU

The Downward Spiral of Angela Merkel’s CDU

Feb 26, 2020

On February 23, Hamburg’s voters were called upon to elect a new parliament. Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city and its most important port. But, for historical reasons, it is also one of Germany’s 16 Länder, and one of three city-states (the other two are Berlin and Bremen), that...

Can a Candidate Who Isn’t Delectable Be Electable?

Can a Candidate Who Isn’t Delectable Be Electable?

Feb 25, 2020

When a journalist asked Joe Biden on the day of the Nevada caucuses how he could slow down Bernie Sanders’ electoral momentum, Biden replied: “I beat him by going to — just moving on. People want to know who’s the most likely to beat Donald Trump.” Chris Cillizza at CNN, sensing that...

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