What Americans Need in 2020

Dec 10, 2019

Watching the exposure of the ugly underbelly of the American “dream” on full display in the impeachment hearings has been reaffirming for those of us in the body politic who have long thought that self-delusion, rather than freedom and democracy, is the currency of the land. Meanwhile,...

The World Order After the US Steps Back
Dec 06, 2019

The World Order After the US Steps Back

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?
Dec 05, 2019

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

Trump Arrives in Europe With a New Trade War
Dec 04, 2019

Trump Arrives in Europe With a New Trade War

Will Trump Defend the Sacred Name of Black Friday?

Will Trump Defend the Sacred Name of Black Friday?

Nov 29, 2019

US President Donald Trump announced a true bombshell this week when he informed the crowd he was addressing  at a speech in Florida that it was time to prepare their defense in the growing “war on Thanksgiving.” Trump didn’t bother to mention who was waging this war, possibly because he...

Do Americans Want a President Who Fights?

Do Americans Want a President Who Fights?

Nov 28, 2019

The controversy over US President Donald Trump’s pardoning of three soldiers accused of war crimes reveals more than the confrontation of two contrasting interpretations of the law and the limits of executive power. As he does with so many questions of policy and political reasoning, Trump has...

The Donald Trump Show

The Donald Trump Show

Nov 26, 2019

French King Louis XV reputedly said, “Après moi, le déluge.” (“After me, the flood.”) Whether that line was really his or not remains unclear, but not long after his death did come the French Revolution. We should be so lucky! Our all-American version of Louis XV, Donald I, is...

The Triumph of Preposterousness

The Triumph of Preposterousness

Nov 25, 2019

As impeachment proceedings move forward in the House of Representatives, Politico reports that US President Donald Trump has proposed to mobilize his network of backers to help fund the campaigns of several Republican senators facing serious reelection challenges in 2020. “Each of them has...

The Delicate Dance of Democracy

The Delicate Dance of Democracy

Nov 22, 2019

Amid all the gloom and doom over the slow retreat of democracy, the past few weeks have come as a welcome relief for proponents of the liberal world order. Since the late 2000s, the election of right-wing, xenophobic and authoritarian leaders and the consolidation of power by Vladimir Putin in...

Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home

Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home

Nov 22, 2019

It’s a cliché in Westerns. The bad guys ride into town only to be met by a sheriff who stands tall. “I am the law,” the sheriff says, “and you boys better move on.”  This line appears in King Vidor’s 1930 film, "Billy the Kid." But the speaker, sheriff William...

Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Pave the Way for Trump?

Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Pave the Way for Trump?

Nov 19, 2019

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. It was one of the few unambiguously joyous moments in modern history. This popular, nonviolent explosion of dissent effectively toppled East Germany’s despotic regime. And it signaled, if only symbolically, the end of the Cold War that had divided Europe for...

Adam Schiff Rewrites Ukraine’s History

Adam Schiff Rewrites Ukraine’s History

Nov 18, 2019

To help the American people understand the impeachable crimes of President Donald Trump as a seasoned practitioner of quid pro quos with Ukraine, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff offers a quick summary of the essential events that define the context of the crime. In a single sentence, Schiff...

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

Nov 15, 2019

We have come a long way from the times when women were classified as militants and arrested for demanding voting rights, stepping in front of galloping horses to garner attention. In just over two years, the #MeToo movement has made us question the notion of sexual engagement, our understanding of...

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

Nov 14, 2019

Making sense of US foreign policy under President Donald Trump is a daunting task. Since his inauguration in January 2017, Trump has made an array of decisions that have been nothing short of provocative, enraging US allies and adversaries alike. Trump’s critics believe he is barely cognizant...

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