Is It Hillary or Chelsea Who’s Running?

November 15, 2019

In a BBC interview, Hillary Clinton reveals that she may yet again run for president. Like Jamie Dimon, CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase, who explained to CBS that the reason he earns such a high salary is the result of no choice of his own because it was imposed on him by his board, Clinton...

Putin Makes an Offer Trump Can’t Refuse

January 17, 2017

A mutual disregard for principled politics will unite Presidents Putin and Trump. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have one thing in common: they are both unburdened by principles. Trump’s election threatens to bring America down to Putin’s level where only self interest counts. They both...

Fake News Wasn’t the Biggest Media Problem of 2016

January 08, 2017

How mainstream media created a sense of a false equivalence of two comparably inadequate candidates in the US presidential election. The phenomenon of fake news has been all over the media following the 2016 US presidential election. A lot of time has been spent debating whether stories...

Politics, Media and Ethics: A Troublesome Trio

November 29, 2016

With the decay of codes of media ethics we need to be smarter than ever when choosing information we are willing to trust. Donald Trump’s no-holds-barred electoral campaign, punctuated by pyrotechnic rally performances, used the media to generate waves of shock, ridicule and admiration...

Stephen Colbert Signs Off on the US Election

November 11, 2016

Politics keeps us from remembering all the things we actually have in common. The US presidential election has been a long, ruthless battle for the hearts and minds of America, and it has come to a spectacular end no one expected. With half the nation jubilant, Stephen Colbert nails it when he...

Thank You, Mr. Trump

November 08, 2016

Why your voice matters beyond the US election. As the series finale of America comes to an end, I’d like to do one thing—and that is to thank Donald Trump. He has challenged everything that I hold dear and worthy, and has attacked every angle that makes up the prism of my worldview. By...

Why is Hillary Clinton So Unpopular?

November 07, 2016

The anti-Hillary sentiment is directed at the system she represents. Ryan Lochte is to Michael Phelps in swimming what Hillary Clinton is to Donald Trump in polarizing Americans. No major party nominee save for Trump has had such strong negative opinions since opinion polling began. While...

Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

November 05, 2016

Veteran GOP foreign policy hawks are flocking to Hillary Clinton. Is it callow opportunism, or a major realignment? Much has been made of the swing in political allegiances of neoconservatives in favor of Hillary Clinton. As a group, Washington’s neocons are generally terrified of Donald...

Inside America’s Invisible Government

November 01, 2016

Those in power in America do not like to see the status quo challenged. The American journalist Edward Bernays is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a...

Halloween Fright: Donald Trump’s Victory Address to the Nation

October 31, 2016

As America awaits election results, Donald Trump reveals the real reason he ran for president. New York, November 9, 2016. Suspense reigns as the last polling stations in Hawaii closed hours ago following one of the most bizarre election campaigns in the history of the United States. At this...

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