Held Together With String, Can America Hold?

November 02, 2020

In December 2007, Mwai Kibaki beat Raila Odinga in the Kenyan general election and all hell broke loose. Odinga’s supporters took to the streets, alleging Kibaki had “stolen” the election. Police fired on demonstrators and some died. In retaliation, the targeted ethnic cleansing of Kikuyus,...

American Reckoning: Civil Wars and How to Stop Them

October 30, 2020

The 2020 US Election Explained

October 12, 2020

With elections due on November 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has busted a plot against Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. An armed militia allegedly planned to abduct and overthrow her. Whitmer had ordered stringent lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that...

What Really Makes America Great

May 11, 2020

This year’s US presidential election is likely to unleash the most polarizing discourse we’ve seen in decades. We’re likely to hear both sides use extreme labels like fascist, socialist and racist. We’ve already seen a clear schism between the parties and an equally deep-seated hostility...

Settling Nothing, Biden’s Vehement Denial Unsettles the Election

May 04, 2020

On May 1, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski conducted a lengthy interview with Joe Biden concerning the allegation by a former staffer of sexual assault. The Associated Press reported that the presumptive Democratic candidate for president “vehemently denied Tara Reade's allegations.” Stacey...

What Americans Need in 2020

December 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,...

Democrats Remain Adrift Without a Vision or a Leader

July 25, 2019

Trying to make sense of the US presidential election that is still well over a year away is a challenging task. So much makes no sense at all. The easiest example of this is trying to figure out why undereducated and underpaid rural white Americans flock to Trump, an overeducated yet ignorant...

What Really Matters in 2020

April 02, 2019

By now, it must be clear that Trump is a relentless plague that will not go away simply because many of us wish it to be so. With the attorney general’s attaboy channeling of Robert Mueller’s investigation results bestowed upon Trump, it is increasingly likely that it falls upon the American...

Will a Billionaire or Bigot Win in 2020?

February 18, 2019

While there is little nuance related to billionaires, there is so much more to digest in the world of bigotry, and it is so much more critical that we get it right. With the next US presidential election right around the corner, I feel compelled to make some predictions based on recent...

Is Mitt Romney Getting Ready to Run?

January 03, 2019

After the ignominious departure of James “Mad Dog” Mattis from Trump’s team, Mitt Romney ramps up his mad-dog rhetoric against the president. Not so long ago, former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney surprised the world by doing what most Republican politicians who saw Donald Trump as...

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