The NY Times Shames “Peacenik” Tulsi Gabbard

Aug 23, 2019

The majority of media outlets in the US seem to agree, with hindsight, that the wars in the Middle East initiated by George W. Bush and prolonged by the next two presidents were launched under false pretenses and represent a waste of blood and treasure. Curiously, they also seem to believe that...

The Party’s Over, But the Democrats Are Dying for a Last Drink
Aug 16, 2019

The Party’s Over, But the Democrats Are Dying for a Last Drink

A Corrupt Enterprise Won the Day
Aug 14, 2019

A Corrupt Enterprise Won the Day

Democrats Remain Adrift Without a Vision or a Leader
Jul 25, 2019

Democrats Remain Adrift Without a Vision or a Leader

Veterans Running for Office Need to Watch Their Language

Veterans Running for Office Need to Watch Their Language

Jul 24, 2019

A few weeks ago, one of the many campaign fundraising emails in my inbox caught my eye. This one was from Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel from Arizona whose work in Congress, especially on the issue of military sexual assault, I respect. In the middle of the email is a large button that...

Donald Trump: The Biggest Coward of Them All

Donald Trump: The Biggest Coward of Them All

Jul 22, 2019

On Sunday, July 14, in a series of tweets, US President Donald Trump told four “Progressive Democrat Congresswomen” —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Presley and Rashida Tlaib — “to go back and fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”...

Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?

Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?

Jun 21, 2019

Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality. Imagine, on the day before the 2020 presidential election, that someone posts a video of the Democratic candidate talking before a group of donors. The candidate admits to...

Who Can Beat Trump in 2020?

Who Can Beat Trump in 2020?

Jun 19, 2019

For Democrats, the issue of paramount importance is identifying the person best suited to defeating Trump in November 2020. The United States of America is facing a constitutional crisis of an unparalleled magnitude. The Founding Fathers of the nation wisely created the executive, judicial and...

The Democrats Focus on Electability

The Democrats Focus on Electability

Jun 18, 2019

As Joe Biden takes over the role played by Hillary Clinton four years ago, the Democrats and the media, encouraged by polls that show him handily beating Trump, join the remake. But Trump hasn’t lost yet. The US presidential election is nearly a year and a half away, which of course means the...

Which Country Has Meddled with the Most Elections?

Which Country Has Meddled with the Most Elections?

Jun 13, 2019

Even though most Americans might find it hard to believe, the US was not the first country to have an election meddled with by an intrusive foreign power. In the US, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let's face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s...

In Today’s Foreign Policy, the Only Law Is the Law of the Strongest

In Today's Foreign Policy, the Only Law Is the Law of the Strongest

May 08, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to John L. Harper, the Kenneth H. Keller professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University. Foreign policy decisions made by US President Donald Trump have been widely criticized both by his opponents and his own party....

According to Joe Biden, an Empire Doesn’t Rule Others, It Owns Them

According to Joe Biden, an Empire Doesn’t Rule Others, It Owns Them

May 03, 2019

Joe Biden promises to make America imperial again, as if that isn’t what every president is elected to. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has finally entered the Democratic Party’s presidential primary race for 2020 and the media, citing the latest...

The Shifting Norms that Threaten Our Democracy

The Shifting Norms that Threaten Our Democracy

May 02, 2019

What is behind the shift in norms around racism and the politics of immigration in recent decades? Although many are focused on the daily onslaught against norms under the current US president, from a broader perspective, norms around issues of race and the politics of immigration have clearly...

Impeach Now, Ask Questions Later

Impeach Now, Ask Questions Later

May 02, 2019

Go boldly where Mueller should have gone, to state clearly and unequivocally that Trump is a crook. When times are bad, it always seems that bad people win. When times are good, bad people always win. When bad people win, the rest of us almost always lose. Of late, bad people are succeeding...

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