Joe Biden’s Revolving-Door Cabinet

Dec 01, 2020

After a weird hiatus in modern history lasting four years — more like the “Twilight Zone” than “West Wing” — the US under Joe Biden will presumably return to its stable center, which is proudly claimed to be “center-right.” The Biden camp thinks that defining the nation as...

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election
Nov 26, 2020

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness
Nov 26, 2020

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?
Nov 24, 2020

Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

Yuval Harari Conspires to Dismiss Conspiracy Theory

Yuval Harari Conspires to Dismiss Conspiracy Theory

Nov 24, 2020

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari attempts to clear up our thinking about conspiracy theories, a major feature of modern political culture, which, like so many others, has been aggravated and blown out of proportion by the advent of social...

Donald Trump’s Treason Against the American People

Donald Trump’s Treason Against the American People

Nov 23, 2020

Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. He not only lost, he lost bigly, at least in terms of the popular vote, despite record numbers of voters turning out for him, wishing for four more years. Trump’s response has been entirely predictable. Like the proverbial spoilt child in the...

Can Joe Biden Rewrite the Rules of the Road?

Can Joe Biden Rewrite the Rules of the Road?

Nov 23, 2020

During his presidency, Donald Trump found a new way to keep the American public and its media alert. It was a kind of educational game called “Spot the Lie.” If the media had understood how the game worked, the nation and the world would have benefited. Instead, it tended to degenerate into a...

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

Nov 20, 2020

The French word “émigré” specifically refers to people who leave their home country for political reasons, a self-exile of sorts. In that sense, it’s a very different term from “immigrant,” “expat” or “nomad.” In history, émigrés have fled abroad to escape from revolutions in...

The Post-Election Art of Drawing Hasty Conclusions

The Post-Election Art of Drawing Hasty Conclusions

Nov 20, 2020

In a Fair Observer column this week analyzing the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, Steve Westly echoes the tendentious conclusions of the establishment wing of the Democratic Party. Not only do they seek to place the blame for the ambiguous outcome of the election on the rhetoric of...

Will America Survive the Republican Zombie Apocalypse?

Will America Survive the Republican Zombie Apocalypse?

Nov 19, 2020

The 2017 film "Bushwick" begins like a lot of zombie flicks. An unsuspecting couple is walking through a subway station in the working-class neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. The station is eerily empty. They hear gunfire outside. The boyfriend goes out to investigate, and you know...

Alex Acosta and the Guidelines of the Elite

Alex Acosta and the Guidelines of the Elite

Nov 19, 2020

Two fundamentally ambiguous events concerning the Jeffrey Epstein affair have left many people wondering how far the web of influence around the convicted sex offender extended. The first was the trial that ended with a sweetheart deal allowing Epstein, an American financier, to be virtually free...

What the Democrats Need to Understand About America

What the Democrats Need to Understand About America

Nov 18, 2020

The most-watched election in the world is over, and the United States will have a new president. Democrats succeeded in removing Donald Trump from office — the first one-term president in nearly 30 years and the fourth in the last century — but the Republican Party won this election. Joe Biden...

Welcome to Joe Biden’s Socialist States of America

Welcome to Joe Biden’s Socialist States of America

Nov 18, 2020

One of the sillier notions advanced during this US presidential election campaign was that if Joe Biden were to win, he and his party would transform the United States into the promised land of socialism. I guess not even the Republican strategists who promoted this canard seriously believed it to...

Cautiously Optimistic: The Biden Administration’s Options in Yemen

Cautiously Optimistic: The Biden Administration’s Options in Yemen

Nov 16, 2020

As Joe Biden is declared US president-elect, expectations vary from pessimism on the left and among experts in the Middle East to optimism over lessons learned. In the US, the left has already sent the first warnings on expectations, focused on foreign policy and singling out Washington’s...

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