A Woke Reading of a Politician’s Mittens

February 03, 2021

A high school teacher in California has earned her half-hour of fame by stepping up to expose an act of flagrant hypocrisy that took place in broad daylight during US President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Ingrid Seyer-Ochi was the first to notice the duplicity. After boldly raising the awareness...

Democrats Erase Bernie Sanders’ Name in New York

April 29, 2020

The Democratic Party in the US has once again undertaken its mission to remove the biggest obstacle to achieving the promise of efficiency in democratic government. It consists of preventing people — in this case, its own voters — from having a voice in democracy. Can America’s...

Bernie Leaves a Path Behind Him

April 10, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders is no longer a candidate for president. Five years of drama have now come to a close. Or have they? To all appearances, Sanders bowed to pressure, from inside and outside his Democratic primary campaign. He has accepted the inevitable: Joe Biden’s victory and his...

Emmanuel Macron Rallies Around Bernie to Save France

March 13, 2020

Watching French President Emmanuel Macron’s address to the nation on March 12, I couldn’t avoid admiring the skill with which he deployed two supremely engineered strategic themes. After drawing attention to the importance of a concerted European response to the pandemic, he insisted that the...

Can the Democratic Establishment Afford to Shun Sanders Again?

March 05, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has managed to do something no politician has ever dared to do in the United States of America: He has made it acceptable to discuss socialism in a country that despises the very concept. He has successfully created a movement that has engaged and energized young...

CNN and the Art of Overstatement

March 03, 2020

After echoing a report leaked by The Washington Post a day before the Nevada caucuses claiming that an intelligence briefing a month earlier had informed members of Congress that Russia was once again interfering in US elections to get President Donald Trump reelected, CNN made an effort to find...

Bernie Sanders Is Connecting With Us

February 26, 2020

In politics, as in life, there is a major distinction between “I” and “we.” And because “you” can be both singular and plural, the gulf between “I” and “we” is often glossed over without a mention. However, it is time that America took stock of what it is doing to its...

Can the Democratic Party Unite Behind Bernie Sanders?

February 14, 2020

The Washington Post has published an AP-sourced article about Democratic candidates across the nation who are freaking out about the idea of Bernie Sanders becoming the Democratic standard-bearer in the November election. The various corporate media in the US are awash with pundits warning about...

You Can’t Teach an Old Donkey New Tricks

February 07, 2020

Not so long ago, John Kerry was the Democrats’ presidential candidate. Although he emphatically denies it, he appears ready — in case of an emergency — to have another go. Why would he do so? The reason should now be obvious. So obvious, in fact, that he explained it to a friend on a phone...

Testing America’s National Character

February 05, 2020

I hope that Americans who want to believe in the promise of their nation have paid attention to the presidential impeachment trial. I hope that those in the international community still clinging to the hope that America will finally live up to its promise have paid attention to the presidential...

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