Trump’s Russian Ties Fool US Voters

January 18, 2017

Neither our Constitution nor our laws can prevent a sufficiently large number of Americans from making gravely poor decisions. The past 10 days have brought to the surface a list of revelations about, and statements from, President-elect Donald Trump. These realities force Americans to inquire...

Putin Makes an Offer Trump Can’t Refuse

January 17, 2017

A mutual disregard for principled politics will unite Presidents Putin and Trump. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have one thing in common: they are both unburdened by principles. Trump’s election threatens to bring America down to Putin’s level where only self interest counts. They both...

Yes We Can: Our Favorite Obama Moments

January 11, 2017

Remembering Barack Obama’s best moments. Since before he first took over the presidential office in 2009, the young senator from Chicago Barack Obama carried an air of hope and promise. “Yes we can!” became a winning slogan that sought to propel America forward into a brighter future. With...

Heil the Trump Victory

December 15, 2016

Donald Trump’s victory has provoked a sectarian struggle over American Jewish values. The recent, unexpected election of Donald J. Trump to the US presidency has aroused widespread fear, anxiety and, not infrequently, derision on the part of political observers—both at home and abroad....

It Can’t Happen Here (But It Just Did)

November 10, 2016

With Donald Trump in office, we all stand on the precipice—of aggressive nationalism, of ugly prejudice, of climate change, of despair. In the typical time travel story, an enterprising person from the future goes back to 1922 to assassinate the young Adolf Hitler, or to 1963 to interrupt Lee...

Thank You, Mr. Trump

November 08, 2016

Why your voice matters beyond the US election. As the series finale of America comes to an end, I’d like to do one thing—and that is to thank Donald Trump. He has challenged everything that I hold dear and worthy, and has attacked every angle that makes up the prism of my worldview. By...

Why is Hillary Clinton So Unpopular?

November 07, 2016

The anti-Hillary sentiment is directed at the system she represents. Ryan Lochte is to Michael Phelps in swimming what Hillary Clinton is to Donald Trump in polarizing Americans. No major party nominee save for Trump has had such strong negative opinions since opinion polling began. While...

The Republican Party Beyond Trump

November 07, 2016

The Trump phenomenon is about much more than Donald Trump. The world’s eyes are on Donald Trump, but something much more profound is going on in America. The maverick Republican presidential nominee is but a symptom of a schism within the party sure to remain unresolved after the election....

Populism is Straining Regional Relations in North America

November 03, 2016

Right-wing polarization may disrupt the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States. When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Mexico on September 1, 2016, local protesters made it clear: His offensive, untrue and divisive rhetoric about the Mexican people was...

Inside America’s Invisible Government

November 01, 2016

Those in power in America do not like to see the status quo challenged. The American journalist Edward Bernays is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a...

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