Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • America Unhinged

    They see that Mr. Trump is beholden to nothing – not his party, not our intelligence agencies, not the press, nor the rules of ethics concerning nepotism and other conflicts of interest. He is like an unpredictable wild animal and no one knows quite how to rein him in.

  • Mixed Feelings on Fidel Castro’s Legacy

    Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.

  • The Fall of the Democratic Party: What Happened and What’s Next?

    Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.

  • The Painful Side of Democracy

    Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.

  • RIP, GOP

    But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.

  • Kaepernick and Police Unions Poles Apart on Racism

    Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.

  • Donald Trump, the Muslim Basher

    On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan delivered a passionate appeal for voters to support Hillary Clinton, and accused Donald Trump of sacrificing “nothing.”