How MAGA Sunk the United States

Apr 01, 2020

Donald Trump was elected in 2016 on his promise to “Make America Great Again.” Four years later, he presides over a country that would be the laughing stock of the world if the situation were not so dire. The greatest country in the world apparently cannot provide its citizens with toilet...

Why Are Mexico and Brazil So Slow in Reacting to COVID-19?
Apr 01, 2020

Why Are Mexico and Brazil So Slow in Reacting to COVID-19?

The US Bailout’s Undersized Oversight
Mar 31, 2020

The US Bailout’s Undersized Oversight

COVID-19 Makes Johnson and Trump Reject Thatcher and Reagan
Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 Makes Johnson and Trump Reject Thatcher and Reagan

The Health Care Industry in the US Is at a Crossroads

The Health Care Industry in the US Is at a Crossroads

Mar 30, 2020

An article in the Harvard Business Review that acknowledges the dilemma many of the for-profit hospitals in the US are now facing sees the solution in an appeal to the insurance companies that dominate the American health care economy. How to Kill People to Save an Outmoded Idea of the...

Guyana’s Bright Future Is Under Threat

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...

One Antidote to Coronavirus: More Multilateralism

One Antidote to Coronavirus: More Multilateralism

Mar 30, 2020

With nearly every government and populace around the world now mobilized to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the sort of broad-based international coordination often seen in previous global crises remains glaringly absent, and it’s holding us back from a solution. The reasons for this lack of...

Saudi Arabia’s Wars on Three Fronts

Saudi Arabia’s Wars on Three Fronts

Mar 30, 2020

The Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), finds himself in a difficult place, fighting three very different sorts of wars. The first — and the longest running — is the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen that on 25 March passed its fifth...

When the Bunker Becomes Home, Sweet Home

When the Bunker Becomes Home, Sweet Home

Mar 27, 2020

Writing for Forbes, Halah Touryalai reports on one characteristic behavior that has come to the fore in recent weeks in the US, as it tends to do in any time of crisis. More than people from other cultures, Americans have acquired the reflex of creating space around themselves whenever they feel...

How to Kill People to Save an Outmoded Idea of the Economy

How to Kill People to Save an Outmoded Idea of the Economy

Mar 26, 2020

US President Donald Trump will go down in history as the ultimate master of hyperreal politics. No matter how far he deviates from reality, the American public consistently expresses its approval. The further he wanders from rationality, even when the consequences are measurable in the number of...

Trump Defends the Honorable Insiders

Trump Defends the Honorable Insiders

Mar 25, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, a scandal emerged at the end of last week when the media reported that four US senators may have engaged in insider trading by selling off their shares in hotel stocks after learning in confidential hearings of the likely effect that the virus would have on...

What the Coronavirus Says About Us

What the Coronavirus Says About Us

Mar 24, 2020

A crisis, according to self-help and leadership books, reveals much about a person’s character. The same can be said of a nation’s character. Since the latest pandemic began to spread out of China in 2020, countries responded in very different ways to the challenge. There was ingenuity,...

Joe Biden: An Oasis of Stasis in a Changing World

Joe Biden: An Oasis of Stasis in a Changing World

Mar 24, 2020

Amy Walter, writing for the Cook Political Report, has asked an important question in the title of her article: “Will Coronavirus Shake Up the Political Stasis?” She looks specifically at what the idea of stasis or change means for US President Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders Is Connecting...

America Called Its Government, But No One Answered

America Called Its Government, But No One Answered

Mar 23, 2020

I have just finished a couple of weeks on the road in Texas, during which time the coronavirus pandemic blew up across the American landscape. The best sign that something serious was happening while I was on the road was the number of guys in truck stop and convenience store restrooms...

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