COVID-19: Will We Learn the Lessons?

Mar 27, 2020

Many Western governments are willing to climb any mountain and pay any price to save lives. In the process, many of them are also politicizing their response to the coronavirus pandemic while acting too late and too meekly, setting the stage for what is yet to come. The West can learn a lot from...

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
Mar 09, 2020

The Cold War Against Bernie Sanders

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 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...

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...

Will a Struggling Global Economy Survive the Coronavirus?

Will a Struggling Global Economy Survive the Coronavirus?

Feb 25, 2020

On February 24, the World Health Organization declared that the world should prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic. Outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy have caused alarm. Clearly, the virus has traveled widely and rapidly. Authorities have canceled concerts, carnivals and football...

The Democratic Party Goes to War With Its Voters

The Democratic Party Goes to War With Its Voters

Feb 24, 2020

The news channel MSNBC has never veered from its commitment to being the public propaganda arm of the Democratic Party’s sophisticated and deftly camouflaged management infrastructure. The news outlet casts itself as the voice of middle-of-the-road reason, always ready to denounce the principal...

Cleaning Up Trump’s Global Mess

Cleaning Up Trump’s Global Mess

Feb 21, 2020

The next presidential election will not likely hinge on foreign policy. Americans will go to the polls in November to express their fervent support, or disgust, for Donald Trump. The candidates’ positions on the issues — on any issues — matter only to a dwindling number of voters who...

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