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?

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...

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...

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...

Welcome Back, America?

Welcome Back, America?

Nov 13, 2020

America may well be divided about Donald Trump, but the rest of the world isn’t. The soon-to-be-former president has gotten high marks in the Philippines and Israel, a passing grade in a couple of African countries and India, and dismal reviews pretty much everywhere else. US allies in...

Searching for the Soul of America

Searching for the Soul of America

Nov 13, 2020

The soul of America is a highly sought-after commodity these days. In their victory speeches, both President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris mentioned that they fought for the soul of America in the tightly-contested elections. Some 75 million people agreed, giving the...

The Media Finds a Way to Brand AOC a Fascist

The Media Finds a Way to Brand AOC a Fascist

Nov 12, 2020

An article in Politico offers its scary take on a tweet by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the authors claim “terrified Trumpworld.” The headline informs us that “AOC wants to cancel those who worked for Trump.” The article ends by quoting one Trump loyalist who qualifies...

Joe Biden’s Less Than “Triumphant” Victory

Joe Biden’s Less Than “Triumphant” Victory

Nov 11, 2020

A team of three New York Times reporters provided its verdict on the surreal election in which, after days of tabulation, the Democrat Joe Biden eventually emerged as the official winner. Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Katie Glueck described the outcome in these terms: “Mr. Biden stands...

America’s Moment of National Reckoning

America’s Moment of National Reckoning

Nov 10, 2020

America has just concluded a cataclysmic Election Day and its immediate aftermath. What was supposed to be our quadrennial celebration of democratic institutions is instead a reflection of what happens when unprincipled and corrupt leaders are given access to the national stage to promote...

For Biden, Anything’s Possible

For Biden, Anything’s Possible

Nov 10, 2020

In speech after speech, US President-elect Joe Biden has affirmed the basis of his future agenda in no uncertain terms. It consists of a single word and amounts to the kind of religious dogma that requires an effort of belief on the part of the faithful — his voters. The word is...

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