Democrats and Americans Fall to Their Knees

June 16, 2020

One of the most spectacular shifts of cultural perception currently taking place in the US concerns the symbolic status of the gesture of kneeling. Deemed provocative and unpatriotic only a few months ago by a majority of Americans, prominent people have begun using it as a proof of commitment to...

The US Bailout’s Undersized Oversight

March 31, 2020

The major political news in the US from last week concerned the coronavirus bailout bill eventually agreed by both parties and submitted for signing by President Donald Trump. One controversial part of the law focusing on helping businesses in distress drew the ire of Democrats, who worried that...

Nancy Pelosi’s Confusion About Blowing Whistles

November 19, 2019

After warning the nation of the danger of progressive Democratic presidential candidates intent on challenging if not dismantling a power structure that is governed by people like Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House has found a way of stepping into the role of the one who bravely calls into...

Centrist Democrats Fear a Showdown on Impeachment

September 18, 2019

As the Democrats cheer themselves on for their noble combat against US President Donald Trump and appear to believe, unanimously, that their sacred mission consists of nothing other than removing him from office and restoring the natural order of a system that works best when presidents don’t...

Nancy Pelosi’s Misplaced Act of Reverence

April 18, 2019

She may now be playing a key role in resolving Brexit, but Nancy Pelosi hasn’t quite understood the reality of Islamophobia or even of recent American history. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, was unhappy with the fact that US President Donald Trump attacked her...

When a Wall Is an Emergency

February 18, 2019

Who doesn’t play the politics of illusion? It appears to be the only game in town. Some people today remember that, not so long ago, the power game we call politics still employed the two basic toolboxes Aristotle bequeathed to Western civilization in ancient times: rhetoric and reasoning. The...

Nancy Pelosi: The Wall Is an “Immorality”

January 07, 2019

Nancy Pelosi doesn’t quite manage her first attempt to join Donald Trump in hyperreality. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Inspired by US President Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, newly-elected speaker of the House, believes in fighting fire with fire. In a society that increasingly...