Tag: Global News

The Latest Version of Russiagate

The Latest Version of Russiagate

The New York Times keeps slogging away at a four-year-old theme that it refuses to allow to die a natural death. Should we call it Russiagate 2.0 or 3.0 or 7.0? Whatever we call it, Russiagate has made its way back into The NYT’s headlines. Perhaps we should adopt the same convention as the...

Some Parts of America Are in a Collective Coma

Some Parts of America Are in a Collective Coma

Some parts of America are in a collective coma that has overwhelmed a collective conscience. I happen to like to listen to country music, Christian preaching, evangelical problem-solving and right-wing radio. So, I had a lot to listen to on my recent solo car and camping journey through West...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Open-Minded”?

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Open-Minded”?

Bill Gates actually believes Donald Trump has a mind and that it’s open for philanthropic business. At least one famous and influential person, Bill Gates, is willing to step up and recognize the intellectual merits of Donald Trump, currently excoriated by even senior members of his...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: A “Metaphorical” Story

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: A “Metaphorical” Story

Yuval Harari’s understanding of the power of stories somehow fails to include every story’s central ingredient: metaphor. Israeli historian Yuval Harari rose to media fame with the publication of two books — Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus — that defined him as an...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

The Russians apparently have the impertinence to contest an American de facto monopoly. Newsweek informs us of a worrying trend that threatens the Pax Americana in a way that terrorism or the opposition of celebrity enemies such as North Korea and Iran can never do. The journal cites General...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Negative” Aspects of War

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Negative” Aspects of War

Developing the negatives when photographing war. Estimating the massive numbers of future deaths in a hypothetical war is a routine part of military planning. Thanks to recently declassified documents we now know, for example, that back in 1994, evaluating the possibility of a war with North...

Prison Corruption is Rife in America

Prison Corruption is Rife in America

Mistreatment and physical abuse run rampant through the US prison system by those who are put there to keep inmates safe. Criminals are sent to correctional facilities in an effort to keep the public safe, as well as to prepare convicts to act civil once released back into society. But while...

Trump Signals Right Turn on Foreign Policy

Trump Signals Right Turn on Foreign Policy

From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy. Every few years — sometimes four, sometimes eight — America’s political mood swings from one pole to another. It’s a not-uncommon disorder for...

What Do You Think of Climate Change?

What Do You Think of Climate Change?

The human psychological approach to climate change is skewed, leaving a dire need for more productive dialogue to prevent further worsening of this issue. We need to recognize that climate change should not be viewed as a “belief.” About half of US adults think global warming is due to...

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