The US Senate, the Filibuster and the 50-State Solution

October 26, 2021

Democracy seems to be in the eye of the beholder. There are not many places where a country's leadership stands up and shouts to the world that the country is a repressive dictatorship in which the rights of man are routinely trampled for the benefit of the few. Will Joe Manchin Remain a...

Congress Adjourns While the Nation Burns

August 18, 2021

While the fate of many in Afghanistan hangs in the balance, at least Americans at home can breathe a sigh of relief. Both the US House of Representatives and the Senate are on vacation for weeks to come. Citizens of the nation’s capital can recapture their identity from the out-of-town blowhards...

Is It Time for Trump to Go?

October 01, 2019

With only 24 hours in a day and so many people out to get him, Trump is so busy trying to slay his foes that even his faux friends can’t keep up with the effort. Never has this been more apparent than in the present Trump abuse of power scandal. This all has been and will continue to be...

Whether You Like It or Not, Narendra Modi Is Here to Stay

May 23, 2019

As congratulatory messages for Modi pour in from all parts of the world, it is important to remember that the journey doesn’t end at victory. Narendra Modi, the god-like leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), appears to have won another landslide victory. Predicted to secure at least 300...

Congress Manifesto Raises Terrifying Questions about Jammu and Kashmir

April 15, 2019

As India goes to the polls, its opposition party is proposing a policy that threatens the unity of the country. All political parties bring out manifestoes before elections. Think of them as love letters to the electorate that tell citizens about the person wooing them. In India’s ongoing...

Should Congress Use Income Tax to Discourage Consumer Drug Ads?

January 30, 2019

The Shaheen bill has the same rhetorical power as earlier proposals to eliminate tax deductibility for consumer ads. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and a score of Democratic co-sponsors want to use the tax code to discourage direct-to-consumer advertising by drug companies. Their bill,...

Can America Begin to Find Its Way?

January 08, 2019

Good and vital legislation will not become law in the next two years, but the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives must show the nation what it looks like.  Here comes the cavalry, maybe. A US House of Representatives controlled by the Democratic Party is empowered to start the...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Clothes and Early Female Labor Activists

January 07, 2019

Criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes echoes attacks against early female labor activists. As the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted much media attention. A young outspoken woman who defines herself as “an educator, an...

Might the Congress Make a Comeback in Northern India?

December 03, 2018

In the third of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the Congress-led coalition is on the ascendant but disagree as to what degree. As election fever heats up, pollsters in India are debating outcomes. Yogendra Yadav and Sanjay Kumar of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Faith” in America

November 14, 2017

“One nation, under God,” however you wish to define God, providing you believe unwaveringly. Today’s 3D Definition: Faith The Washington Post offers this headline of an article on a California congressman: “This lawmaker isn’t sure that God exists. Now, he’s finally decided to tell...

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