Justice Ginsburg Secures Progressives for Biden

Sep 23, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died and the political seas have changed. She was a beacon of American conscience in a nation that has no conscience to spare. For those of us in America who see a nation in steep decline, this loss further deepens the gap between hope and reality....

America’s War on Abortion
Sep 23, 2020

America’s War on Abortion

Buzzfeed Reveals a Banking Virus That Could Become a Pandemic
Sep 23, 2020

Buzzfeed Reveals a Banking Virus That Could Become a Pandemic

QAnon: A Conspiracy for Our Time
Sep 22, 2020

QAnon: A Conspiracy for Our Time

What Trump Will Leave Behind If He Loses

What Trump Will Leave Behind If He Loses

Sep 21, 2020

Whether Donald Trump will serve four more years as president of the United States will be decided on November 3. America’s partners should nonetheless already be thinking about what Trump will leave behind — namely the consequences of his policies — if he loses the election and agrees to...

How Anti-Semitism Has Lost Any Connection With Reality

How Anti-Semitism Has Lost Any Connection With Reality

Sep 21, 2020

A Business Insider article by Oma Seddiq highlights the latest example of US President Donald Trump’s obsessive insistence on treating American Jews as citizens of Israel. Jewish voices have once again rebuked the president, though apparently to no avail. Seddiq’s article bears the title...

What the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for America’s Political Future

What the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for America’s Political Future

Sep 21, 2020

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18 has shaken the judiciary at a moment that could test the foundations of American legislature. Justice Ginsburg was a leftist — or “liberal,” in American parlance — mainstay in her 27 years on the court and...

TikTok: The Future of “Less American” Tech

TikTok: The Future of “Less American” Tech

Sep 18, 2020

Some phenomena occur and become highly visible in the wrong place, at the wrong time. TikTok, an app created in China, came into prominence as a major source of expression and entertainment for the youth of the United States only in the past two years but rose, in that short time, to the status of...

Taking American Carnage to the Next Level

Taking American Carnage to the Next Level

Sep 18, 2020

It is a recent tradition among occupants of the White House, as they head out of office, to play a few practical jokes on their successors. The Clinton administration jesters, for instance, removed all the Ws from White House keyboards before handing over the keys to George W. Bush’s transition...

The NY Times: Liberal or Neoliberal?

The NY Times: Liberal or Neoliberal?

Sep 17, 2020

Fifty years ago, The New York Times reminds us, there occurred “a seminal moment in the world of business: the publication of Milton Friedman’s essay in The New York Times Magazine entitled ‘The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.’” As a newspaper read by...

The Tug of War in Washington Around the War in Afghanistan

The Tug of War in Washington Around the War in Afghanistan

Sep 15, 2020

The struggle has been going on for four years and is once again approaching a possible turning point. On one side you have a majority of Democrat and Republican legislators united with the intelligence community in the team called “proponents of a massive US military presence across the...

Donald Trump: A President Against His People

Donald Trump: A President Against His People

Sep 14, 2020

In less than two months from now, Americans would have elected their next president. One can only hope that they have elected their 46th president, not reelected their 45th for another four-year term. Electing Donald Trump was nothing short of shooting oneself in the foot with a .45-caliber...

The Skies of Post-COVID Education Are Darkening

The Skies of Post-COVID Education Are Darkening

Sep 14, 2020

In an article on Al Jazeera published on September 1, Kathleen Siddell, a freelance writer and former teacher who lives in Southern California, made a compelling case concerning the question that many parents on the West Coast (and elsewhere) were concerned about at that moment of history. She...

We Can Still Win the War on Plastic

We Can Still Win the War on Plastic

Sep 12, 2020

For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We’ve been winning that war. More and more consumers are carrying reusable bags for groceries and other shopping items, asking restaurants to use more...

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