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Will the NY Times Fixation on Russia End After Biden’s Election?

Will the NY Times Fixation on Russia End After Biden’s Election?

Will there ever be a vaccine for the not so novel coronavirus, Russiagate-16? It has clearly infected beyond cure various media outlets and the establishment of an entire political party in the US for the past four years. Even though it has been repeatedly debunked and identified as a pathology by...

The New York Times Confesses to Paranoia

The New York Times Confesses to Paranoia

In carrying out its mission to promote themes dear to the Democratic Party establishment, The New York Times has produced a slick video on voting technology. The document counters US President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 election will be rigged. The video’s title sums up its case and...

The Role of Foreign Policy in the US Election

The Role of Foreign Policy in the US Election

It has become cliché to assert that unless their country is at war, Americans pay scant attention to foreign policy in their presidential elections. On the whole — and assuming a candidate isn’t seen as a warmonger, an accusation made of Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in his loss to...

Justice Ginsburg Secures Progressives for Biden

Justice Ginsburg Secures Progressives for Biden

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died and the political seas have changed. She was a beacon of American conscience in a nation that has no conscience to spare. For those of us in America who see a nation in steep decline, this loss further deepens the gap between hope and reality....

What Trump Will Leave Behind If He Loses

What Trump Will Leave Behind If He Loses

Whether Donald Trump will serve four more years as president of the United States will be decided on November 3. America’s partners should nonetheless already be thinking about what Trump will leave behind — namely the consequences of his policies — if he loses the election and agrees to...

Alternate Reality Is All the Rage in Election Time America

Alternate Reality Is All the Rage in Election Time America

It should be obvious by now that “reality” has Americans very confused. This is nothing new. This happened when the word “reality” somehow became a synonym for fantasy, delusion, illusion and fake. I am not sure when this happened in the American lexicon, but I am sure that there...

Joe Biden and the Fragile Realm of Possibilities

Joe Biden and the Fragile Realm of Possibilities

Almost every commentator in the media commended Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. At the core of his speech, Biden offered this thought, as if he was composing a humorless Devil’s Dictionary: “I have always believed you...

Stacey Abrams Masters Her Talking Points

Stacey Abrams Masters Her Talking Points

The Democrats and the Joe Biden presidential campaign find themselves embarrassed by an accusation of sexual assault dating back to 1993. Donald Trump and Bill Clinton before him have clearly demonstrated that allegations of sexual assault do not disqualify a candidate from becoming president. But...

Will a Billionaire or Bigot Win in 2020?

Will a Billionaire or Bigot Win in 2020?

While there is little nuance related to billionaires, there is so much more to digest in the world of bigotry, and it is so much more critical that we get it right. With the next US presidential election right around the corner, I feel compelled to make some predictions based on recent...

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

The incoming Trump administration is likely to turn isolationist and dial down engagement with Africa, allowing the Chinese to fill the resulting vacuum. November has proved to be eventful. Apparently, South African President Jacob Zuma’s leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is...

What is the American Dream?

What is the American Dream?

Having fled oppression and death in Iraq and Syria, a young man reflects on life in America and its divisive election campaign. Ten years ago, my father and I had breakfast together before he left for work and I headed to school. I kissed him goodbye. I never saw him again. I was born and...

The Media and the Fate of American Liberalism

The Media and the Fate of American Liberalism

If the rich and powerful get a voice and the rest of us do not, which direction is the nation likely to head in? In spite of Bernie Sanders’ wins in Indiana and West Virginia, Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. This being the case, it may...

How the Media is Running This Election

How the Media is Running This Election

We need a media that covers power, not covers for power. What is the role of the media? According to Noam Chomsky, an obstinate, cantankerous press is an essential prerequisite for the people’s right to know. Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now!, thinks of the media as a big kitchen table where...

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