As Always, Barack Obama Never Looks Back

April 22, 2020

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (known as AMLO) reacted last week to the news that a corruption investigation into Mexico’s nationalized petroleum industry, Pemex, had moved on to target his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto. Though aware of the attorney general’s investigation into...

Barack Obama’s Woke Awakening

April 21, 2020

Most political observers sensed that former US President Barack Obama was keeping a close eye on the Democratic primaries with a view to engineering events leading up to this year’s convention. Months ago they had heard rumblings about his determination to prevent Senator Bernie Sanders from...

Joe Biden: An Oasis of Stasis in a Changing World

March 24, 2020

Amy Walter, writing for the Cook Political Report, has asked an important question in the title of her article: “Will Coronavirus Shake Up the Political Stasis?” She looks specifically at what the idea of stasis or change means for US President Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders Is Connecting...

Obama Pushes the Envelope Before Sealing It Shut

November 21, 2019

Writing for MSN News, journalist Dave Goldiner can’t contain his enthusiasm for what he calls former US President Barack Obama’s “rare advice to the crowded field of 2020 Democrats.“  Goldiner focuses on this oracular pronouncement of the twice-elected former president: “Even as...

Barack Obama’s Assault on Purity

April 10, 2019

In Berlin, Barack Obama announces his foundation’s global mission to effectuate “amazing change” by avoiding asking for too much or, it seems, for anything at all. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Former US President Barack Obama put in a good word for impurity at a town hall...

Donald Trump Enjoys Destroying Barack Obama’s Achievements

November 01, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. Withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal, was one of US President Donald Trump's main...

Iraq Is Part of John McCain’s Legacy

August 30, 2018

The “straight talk” people praise John McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes. In the last days of his life, an old video of John McCain surfaced on the internet. It’s 2008. He’s running for president and...

Don’t Confuse Roseanne’s Tweet with a Poorly Conceived Joke

June 04, 2018

Roseanne Barr’s racially charged tweet and Bill Maher’s jokes about Donald Trump are both in poor taste, but are fundamentally different. In swift reaction to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet — “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” — ABC canceled the revived...

Say Goodbye to the Internet

December 16, 2017

The FCC decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality laws opens up the internet to unfair competition. If you haven’t really bothered to look into net neutrality until this week, that’s because you probably had no particular reason to. Net neutrality is something we have been enjoying on a...

The US Role in Forced Migration from the Middle East

October 24, 2017

American foreign policy is at the root of forced migration from different parts of the world, and human rights advocates must address the problem at its heart. Human rights advocates and organizers working on immigrants’ rights in the United States must take a broader approach in our advocacy,...

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