The US Is Complicit in the Atrocities Israel Commits

May 18, 2021

American media usually report on Israeli military assaults in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza as if the US is an innocent, neutral party to the conflict. In fact, a majority of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the...

Biden Changes the Russia Equation
May 18, 2021

Biden Changes the Russia Equation

America Is Confused Over What It Means to Be Exceptional
May 18, 2021

America Is Confused Over What It Means to Be Exceptional

Biden Washes His Hands of the Israel-Palestine Affair
May 17, 2021

Biden Washes His Hands of the Israel-Palestine Affair

White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

May 14, 2021

Earlier this week, an Israeli military official evoked “a worst-case scenario” conducted by three Israeli infantry brigades that would amount to crushing Gaza on the ground rather than just bombarding it. Some observers have noticed that the current...

Why the US Will Not Achieve Herd Immunity

Why the US Will Not Achieve Herd Immunity

May 14, 2021

The problem with the COVID-19 pandemic is that we don’t know if we’re coming or going. It’s as if we’re swimming far from shore, overwhelmed by one wave after another, and we’re unsure if we’re heading toward land or away from it. China was the early face of COVID-19, but it...

How Reasonable Are Suspicions Promoted by the Media?

How Reasonable Are Suspicions Promoted by the Media?

May 13, 2021

The New York Times editorial board cannot be accused of a failure of will, a lack of consistency or the cardinal political sin of flip-flopping. Many of The Times critics supposed that, over the past five years, the newspaper’s obsession with any random complaint against Russia — cast in the...

What the State Department and the Media Get Wrong About the JCPOA

What the State Department and the Media Get Wrong About the JCPOA

May 12, 2021

Just as President Joe Biden’s administration waited till the very last minute to define its position of vaccine patent waivers, imperiling the effective impact on a pandemic of whatever agreement is finally reached, it has played for time with the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

The Politics of Recognition vs. Redistribution

The Politics of Recognition vs. Redistribution

May 12, 2021

At an earlier stage of my life, I had the great pleasure of spending two years teaching at York University in Toronto, Canada. Unlike the University of Toronto, whose campus looks like Harvard or Yale, York resembles British public universities such as Sussex: modern, functional, but without what...

Can Joe Biden Convince America?

Can Joe Biden Convince America?

May 10, 2021

It has become so hard to be hopeful about America. Disappointment awaits around every corner and under every rock. Yet, there he is, Joe Biden, president of the United States of America, telling the nation that we can be so much better than we are and then having the guts to tell us what we need...

Big Pharma’s Big Free Lunch

Big Pharma’s Big Free Lunch

May 10, 2021

A vast majority of the planet’s population had every reason to welcome the Biden administration’s belated backing of a proposed patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines. To anyone not invested in the pharmaceutical industry or not named Bill Gates, it was a no-brainer. Economist David Adler and Dr....

Immigration Is the Solution for the Falling US Birth Rate

Immigration Is the Solution for the Falling US Birth Rate

May 07, 2021

Germany faces a major crisis. The German birth rate is considerably below what’s needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. There are basically two ways out of this demographic...

After Long Wavering, a Waiver

After Long Wavering, a Waiver

May 07, 2021

During last year’s presidential election campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised “absolutely” and “positively” to support the waiver of US patents to permit the unencumbered manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines in the rest of the world. Once Biden was elected, the words “absolutely” and...

Who’s Afraid of Directed Energy Attacks?

Who’s Afraid of Directed Energy Attacks?

May 06, 2021

As if the Biden administration was lacking in pretexts to start a new war with Russia, Donald Trump’s former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has stepped up to lead a campaign more reminiscent of a tale from the “Twilight Zone” than the USA’s strategic rivalry with the Soviet...

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