Tag: US Presidential Election

“All I Want Is For My Vote to Count”

“All I Want Is For My Vote to Count”

Citizens of the United States of America have finished exercising their right to vote in what is likely to be an election with the highest turnout in more than 100 years. Taking advantage of in-person early voting and by mail, nearly 100 million Americans had cast their ballots...

Held Together With String, Can America Hold?

Held Together With String, Can America Hold?

In December 2007, Mwai Kibaki beat Raila Odinga in the Kenyan general election and all hell broke loose. Odinga’s supporters took to the streets, alleging Kibaki had “stolen” the election. Police fired on demonstrators and some died. In retaliation, the targeted ethnic cleansing of Kikuyus,...

After the US Election, Will Civil War Become the Fashion?

After the US Election, Will Civil War Become the Fashion?

A recent article in Bloomberg draws its readers’ attention to a new consumer trend in the US: the fad of purchasing military gear in anticipation of what many fear may resemble a civil war in the streets. Seen from another angle, it may be more about asserting a new lifestyle trend than...

Working-Class America Needs Real Change, Not Slogans

Working-Class America Needs Real Change, Not Slogans

In August, Joe Biden addressed the Democratic National Convention as he accepted his party’s nomination to run for president. During his speech, Biden framed the election on November 3 as a battle for the “soul of America.” The former vice president depicted the urgency of the moment as...

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...

Is Realism in Foreign Policy Realistic?

Is Realism in Foreign Policy Realistic?

The year 2020 has understandably been a time of deep confusion in the world of diplomacy, marked by the parallel phenomena of a Donald Trump presidency that may come to an end in January 2021 and the ongoing global curse of COVID-19. Those factors and other more local ones — such as yet another...

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...

The 2020 US Election Explained

The 2020 US Election Explained

With elections due on November 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has busted a plot against Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. An armed militia allegedly planned to abduct and overthrow her. Whitmer had ordered stringent lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that...

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...

The Brain Malfunction Affecting the US and Its Respectable Media

The Brain Malfunction Affecting the US and Its Respectable Media

Ever since Dwight Eisenhower denounced the military-industrial complex in no uncertain terms, the intelligence community (IC) can be seen as the literal brain of an immense, tentacular but poorly-structured system of economic and political governance. The clandestine nature of its activities...

What Will Americans Endure in This Presidential Race?

What Will Americans Endure in This Presidential Race?

For at least the past 30 years, the strategy of the Democratic Party in the US has consistently focused solely on winning elections by arguing that its oligarchic loyalties are less servile than those of the Republicans. Since Bill Clinton’s presidency in the 1990s, the party has never strayed...

Reparations Cannot Repair the Irreparable

Reparations Cannot Repair the Irreparable

Establishment Democrats are busy marketing “reparations” to repair the damage they keep doing to their own image. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports. With the US presidential election “only” 20 months away, the already declared Democratic candidates have begun evoking the key issues....

Whistleblower Exposes Cambridge Analytica

Whistleblower Exposes Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica, a firm that has played a role in over 200 elections around the world, has been harvesting data from you and your entire network through Facebook. Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data marketing firm, has breached private information rules. Through a personality quiz...

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