Is It Hillary or Chelsea Who’s Running?

Nov 15, 2019

In a BBC interview, Hillary Clinton reveals that she may yet again run for president. Like Jamie Dimon, CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase, who explained to CBS that the reason he earns such a high salary is the result of no choice of his own because it was imposed on him by his board, Clinton...

Elizabeth Warren’s Grudging Acceptance of Billionaires
Nov 12, 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s Grudging Acceptance of Billionaires

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom
Nov 08, 2019

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

The Long History of Foreign Interference in US Politics
Nov 07, 2019

The Long History of Foreign Interference in US Politics

Forget Fake News — Now We Have “Maybe News”

Forget Fake News — Now We Have “Maybe News”

Nov 01, 2019

In a hallucinating development concerning what increasingly appears to be the unsinkable imaginary drama of overwhelming Russian influence on the 2016 US presidential election, Reuters, echoed by The Hill, offer some breaking news: “Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday that at...

New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

Oct 31, 2019

In a remarkable confluence of events, the right-wing national leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel find themselves, at least for a brief historical moment, besieged by criticism and stark political dangers. In the US, President Donald Trump is facing a more serious...

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Oct 23, 2019

Though under increasing pressure from critics in Washington and direct threats from some presidential candidates intent on breaking up his monopoly, Mark Zuckerberg has the support of at least two prominent politicians. According to Bloomberg, the CEO and chairman of Facebook is “quietly”...

Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

Oct 21, 2019

For many Americans — both Republican and Democrat — the drama of 2016 consisted of deciding not so much who to vote for, but rather who to vote against, and how. There were basically two ways to handle the “how.” You could abstain or vote for the candidate of the other party you would...

Joe Biden Goes Double Negative

Joe Biden Goes Double Negative

Oct 18, 2019

In the latest debate between candidates for the Democratic presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden, who only recently lost his front-runner status to Senator Elizabeth Warren, made the following emotional appeal to the audience in his final statement: “We are better positioned than...

It’s Time to Bury the Myth of Trump the Dealmaker

It's Time to Bury the Myth of Trump the Dealmaker

Oct 18, 2019

Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless US wars that he inherited as president. He tweets about it. He endlessly criticizes his predecessors for their martial mistakes. But like the old saw about the weather, Trump talks a whole lot about endless wars but doesn’t do...

Narendra Modi Has No Business Campaigning for Trump

Narendra Modi Has No Business Campaigning for Trump

Oct 10, 2019

On September 22, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a rally in Houston, Texas, amidst a thunderous welcome from 50,000 Indian Americans chanting “Howdy, Modi!” He appeared on stage along with the US president, Donald Trump, who was introduced by Modi as “my friend, a friend of...

Is Trump’s Impeachment Bound to Backfire?

Is Trump’s Impeachment Bound to Backfire?

Sep 27, 2019

After months of grappling with the issue of whether US President Donald Trump should be impeached, on September 24, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi formally launched an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi had stayed clear of impeachment talks even after earlier this March Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

Is Trump’s Impeachment a Political Trap?

Is Trump's Impeachment a Political Trap?

Sep 27, 2019

A month after he won the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump gave a speech in North Carolina where he declared that “we will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with.”  It’s still commonplace for foreign policy...

Centrist Democrats Fear a Showdown on Impeachment

Centrist Democrats Fear a Showdown on Impeachment

Sep 18, 2019

As the Democrats cheer themselves on for their noble combat against US President Donald Trump and appear to believe, unanimously, that their sacred mission consists of nothing other than removing him from office and restoring the natural order of a system that works best when presidents don’t...

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