What Next After the Midterm Elections?

December 11, 2018

America could be on the verge of a new era in which good governance regains its place as the core of good government and striving to find collective values defines an inclusive collective conscience. Just when some recent events suggest a ray of hope for America’s moral compass that might even...

The Midterm Elections Are Not over in Georgia

November 15, 2018

The midterm elections have provided convincing reasons to fear for democracy in the US. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. The US midterm elections took place on November 6. But, as is becoming a pattern, they are not yet over, at least in the states of Georgia and Florida. Emulating...

Two Muslim Women Have Been Elected to Congress

November 09, 2018

The presence of Muslim-American women in Congress is a rare opportunity, and Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should make their voices heard. History has been made in America. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be the first Muslim women to serve in the US Congress. The 2018 midterm elections saw a...

Trump Can Only Win by Using Fear and Racism

November 09, 2018

For a president fixated on portraying politics in apocalyptic terms, the immigration issue is the perfect weapon.  In the week before the midterm elections, Donald Trump returned to his bread-and-butter issue: immigration. He knows that the only thing that will turn out his base, and possibly...

The Midterm Elections and Democracy in America

November 08, 2018

Does the idea of the “voice of the people” as the foundation of democracy still have meaning in the US? The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports.  So, what do the results of the US midterm elections tell us? The Guardian observed ahead of the election that “the vote is widely viewed as a...

Thoughts on Election Day 2018

November 06, 2018

Americans are voting in the 2018 midterm elections, which is seen as a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump. Who could forget that moment? The blue wave — long promised but also doubted -- had, however modestly , hit Washington and [the Democrats had just...

Has America Had Enough?

November 06, 2018

The challenge for each of us who harbors a fundamental belief in a common humanity and who embraces a sense of community is to act before tragedy again stains America’s soul. America is a nation given to superlatives. We even have a World Series that is played annually by two baseball teams...

Midterm Elections 2018: The War for America’s Soul

November 06, 2018

Even as pundits predict and pontificate, the midterm elections are only yet another battle for the commanding heights of America’s torn soul. In Silicon Valley, the sun is shining and it does not seem as if the US midterm elections are taking place. This author meets few people who discuss or...

Iran Sanctions Return as Midterm Elections Begin

November 05, 2018

November, the month of elections that immediately follows Halloween and culminates with Black Friday, has long been America’s month of frightening suspense. 2018 is no exception. It's November, which in 2018 for the US and the world means two things. First, the midterm elections in the US will...

Taylor Swift Has Made Republicans Angry

October 11, 2018

Fox News to Taylor Swift: female empowerment is great so long as it steers clear of electoral politics. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. This time it isn’t Russia but Taylor Swift who is manipulating American elections. After years of appearing indifferent to politics, years during...

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