The US Role in the Migrant Crisis

June 25, 2018

Washington must show compassion to the migrants at the US-Mexico border that its foreign policy had a hand in creating. Announcing the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, told the media, "I want to make it crystal clear...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Biblical” Law in America

June 19, 2018

Jeff Sessions uses religion to justify America’s treatment of immigrant children on the US border. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has cited the New Testament to justify the inhuman but, in his eyes, legal (and moral) cruelty of separating immigrant children from their parents: “Persons...

Extinguishing the World’s Oldest Democratic Project

January 03, 2018

What is happening to America’s democracy? Under the presidency of Donald Trump, America’s most venerable institutions have been compromised or attacked and its values questioned. The assertion seems risible: the United States, the world’s lone superpower, the most powerful military in the...

The Nixonization of Donald Trump

May 23, 2017

In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Donald Trump’s stumbles today? The comparisons are multiplying. There was Donald Trump’s appeal to the “silent majority” during the presidential election, his later adoption of...

Don’t Call Trump’s Russiagate a Witch-Hunt

March 09, 2017

In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted—an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population. It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A US president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and...