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As Always, Barack Obama Never Looks Back

As Always, Barack Obama Never Looks Back

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

Barack Obama’s Woke Awakening

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

Joe Biden: An Oasis of Stasis in a Changing World

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

Obama Pushes the Envelope Before Sealing It Shut

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

Barack Obama’s Assault on Purity

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...

Iraq Is Part of John McCain’s Legacy

Iraq Is Part of John McCain’s Legacy

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

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

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

Say Goodbye to the Internet

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

The US Role in Forced Migration from the Middle East

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,...

Buffalo Opens First US Opiate Court

Buffalo Opens First US Opiate Court

Buffalo, New York fights the nation’s opioid epidemic by initiating the first US opiate intervention court. On August 10, US President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. The move stems from a letter sent to the president from the White House Opioid Commission led by...

Democrats Offer Free Ice Cream

Democrats Offer Free Ice Cream

Democrats must seize the moment now and deliver a message of change, but change driven by a renewed collective conscience with social justice at its core. I guess that “New Deal” and “Let’s Make a Deal” were already taken, so America’s Democratic Party leaders settled on “A Better...

Is US Leadership on the Wane?

Is US Leadership on the Wane?

Amid a rising China, the big questions coming into this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue surrounded the Trump administration’s intentions in the Asia Pacific. The lobby of the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore — with its high ceilings, marble interior, massive columns and crystal...

Obama Models a New Role

Obama Models a New Role

Someday, those who have been fooled and fleeced will come to understand that those with money only act to keep it for themselves. It sure is nice to see former President Barack Obama get back into the public arena. As has been widely reported, he and his wife took some time after the...

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