Can You Guess Who This Article Is About?

January 17, 2019

Can you guess which prominent head of state is counting on his political base to weather the growing scandal about his personal behavior? Who would be surprised to hear the following account of a political drama that has recently dominated headlines? It goes like this: A political...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Getting Political Traction from “Distraction”

January 12, 2018

Theresa May appointed Toby Young, apparently on the understanding that he would “not repeat the offensive tweets and articles” from his journalistic past. Toby Young didn’t last long as Britain’s director of the Office for Students. Unable to defend his outrageous positions in the past...

“America First” Exposes Itself

June 24, 2017

There is growing international awareness that America is a net taker, cleverly nurturing its own prosperity at the expense of global prosperity. I recently returned from a month of travel in Europe. While there, I searched far and wide for anyone who had a good word for Trump and managed to...

Islamophobia is the Cause of Far-Right Extremism

June 24, 2017

Radicalization is intimately tied up with Islamophobia. This needs to be better understood. The media and political responses to the Finsbury Park attack in London have been lame. Islamophobia is the driver of far-right extremism inasmuch as far-right extremism thrives on Islamist...

Russia Meddled in US Election, Says CIA

December 11, 2016

In a secret assessment, the CIA reveals that Russia meddled in the US election to help Donald Trump win. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Those were the words of Donald Trump in July as he urged Moscow to hack Hillary...