Trump, Biden and the Bear

Jul 02, 2020

As the joke goes, when confronted by a grizzly, you don’t have to outrun the bear — you just need to outrun your camping partner. With the bear symbolizing every form of headwind that both candidates in the 2020 US election face — from COVID-19, ongoing protests and the US economy to a...

The Trump Campaign Fears John Bolton
Jun 25, 2020

The Trump Campaign Fears John Bolton

Three Scenarios for a Post-Coronavirus World

Three Scenarios for a Post-Coronavirus World

Joe Biden as the New Messiah
Jun 04, 2020

Joe Biden as the New Messiah

Why America Should Vote by Mail This November

Why America Should Vote by Mail This November

Jun 03, 2020

Some 600,000 Wisconsinites, five polling stations. Do the math. For as long as I can remember, I eagerly watched my parents connect arrows, mark their votes and mail off their ballots. It seems seamless, but in many states, only once you request a ballot by mail can the at-home voting process...

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China

May 22, 2020

Economists like to think of the wreckage caused by stock market downturns, widespread bankruptcies and corporate downsizing as “creative destruction.” As it destroys the old and the dysfunctional, the capitalist system continually spurs innovation, much as a forest fire prepares the ground for...

What Will Americans Endure in This Presidential Race?

What Will Americans Endure in This Presidential Race?

May 19, 2020

For at least the past 30 years, the strategy of the Democratic Party in the US has consistently focused solely on winning elections by arguing that its oligarchic loyalties are less servile than those of the Republicans. Since Bill Clinton’s presidency in the 1990s, the party has never strayed...

What Really Makes America Great

What Really Makes America Great

May 11, 2020

This year’s US presidential election is likely to unleash the most polarizing discourse we’ve seen in decades. We’re likely to hear both sides use extreme labels like fascist, socialist and racist. We’ve already seen a clear schism between the parties and an equally deep-seated hostility...

Settling Nothing, Biden’s Vehement Denial Unsettles the Election

Settling Nothing, Biden’s Vehement Denial Unsettles the Election

May 04, 2020

On May 1, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski conducted a lengthy interview with Joe Biden concerning the allegation by a former staffer of sexual assault. The Associated Press reported that the presumptive Democratic candidate for president “vehemently denied Tara Reade's allegations.” Stacey...

Joe Biden’s War on Frivolity

Joe Biden’s War on Frivolity

May 01, 2020

The Democratic Party establishment and the Joe Biden campaign are busy building the vocabulary of their electoral newspeak to guide voters’ moral thinking. The word of the month, used to describe the behavior or thinking of opponents, is “frivolous.” The latest example concerns President...

Stacey Abrams Masters Her Talking Points

Stacey Abrams Masters Her Talking Points

Apr 30, 2020

The Democrats and the Joe Biden presidential campaign find themselves embarrassed by an accusation of sexual assault dating back to 1993. Donald Trump and Bill Clinton before him have clearly demonstrated that allegations of sexual assault do not disqualify a candidate from becoming president. But...

Democrats Erase Bernie Sanders’ Name in New York

Democrats Erase Bernie Sanders’ Name in New York

Apr 29, 2020

The Democratic Party in the US has once again undertaken its mission to remove the biggest obstacle to achieving the promise of efficiency in democratic government. It consists of preventing people — in this case, its own voters — from having a voice in democracy. Can America’s...

Barack Obama’s Woke Awakening

Barack Obama’s Woke Awakening

Apr 21, 2020

Most political observers sensed that former US President Barack Obama was keeping a close eye on the Democratic primaries with a view to engineering events leading up to this year’s convention. Months ago they had heard rumblings about his determination to prevent Senator Bernie Sanders from...

Can America’s Progressive Movement Thrive Without Bernie Sanders?

Can America’s Progressive Movement Thrive Without Bernie Sanders?

Apr 17, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders quit his presidential bid in early April and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden soon thereafter. Sanders’ campaign suffered heavily from a coalition of his centrist opponents and could never recover from the surprise poor showing on Super Tuesday, making it...

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