Politics

From Electoral.vote.com: American is Already Great Again

The folks over at Electoral-Vote.com just provided a concise summary of Wesley Clark's article in Washington Monthly, America Is Already Great Again. The article is worth reading as an antidote to Trump's erroneous assertion that America is in decline. America Is Already Great Again Donald Trump is a very unusual candidate in so many ways. One of them is his... Read more →


... from Bloomberg: The Virus Should Wake Up the West by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

Reprinted from Bloomberg under Fair Use. Politics & Policy The Virus Should Wake Up the West The job of government is to protect its citizens. The pandemic reveals that key institutions in Europe and the U.S. are no longer up to the job. By John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge April 12, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT Don’t be held back. Photographer:... Read more →


... from Washington Monthly, reprinted under Fair Use. The GOP Principles That Paved the Way For Massive Suffering ‘Government is bad. Science is suspect. We can go it alone.’ by Nancy LeTourneau March 23, 2020 Image: White House/Flickr One of the critiques that is often leveled at the NeverTrumpers is that, even as they reject the current president’s words and... Read more →


Repinted under Fair Use. Original article here. ... from Foreiegn Affairs: The Coming Coronavirus Recession And the Uncharted Territory Beyond by Mohamed A. El-Erian March 17, 2020 The closing numbers at the New York Stock Exchange for Monday, March 16, 2020 Bryan R. Smith/The New York Times The global economy will go into recession this year. The downturn will be... Read more →


... from the Middle East Forum: Daniel Pipes: COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories "Need to Be Refuted"

Reprinted with permission from the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes: COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories "Need to Be Refuted" by Gary C. Gambill Middle East Forum Webinar March 19, 2020 Sign up to participate in the Middle East Forum's next webinar, "Understanding Israel's Deep Changes" with Jonathan Tobin, on March 20 at 1 pm. Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes spoke to... Read more →


Reprinted under Fair Use from Intelligencer. CORONAVIRUS MAR. 18, 2020 The Leader of the Free World Gives a Speech, and She Nails It By Justin Davidson @JDavidsonNYC Image from Getty Images. Angela Merkel doesn’t do drama and she doesn’t give speeches on TV. So the mere fact that the German chancellor faced the camera across a desk and spoke to... Read more →


Reprinted under Fair Use. Get Ready, A Bigger Disruption Is Coming The Covid-19 pandemic reflects a systemic crisis akin to the seminal crashes of the 20th century. By Pankaj Mishra March 16, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT Image: Some history lessons are hard to learn. Source: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive (This is the first in a two-part series.) As global supply... Read more →


Reprinted with permission from the Middle East Forum. Iran Can't Hide Its Dystopian Hellscape by Seth Frantzman The Jerusalem Post March 14, 2020 Excerpts of article originally published under the title "Iran's Rouhani Warns Media, Seeks to Suppress Coronavirus Coverage." Image: A satellite image from early March of mass burial plots for coronavirus victims in Qom, Iran. (Maxar Technologies) Iran's... Read more →


Printed under Fair Use. A timeline of the President Trump’s statements in regard to coronavirus COVID-19 by Jeff Rechenbach March 13 at 7:52 PM This is indefensible. A timeline of the President Trump’s statements in regard to coronavirus COVID-19:‬ ‪January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”‬... Read more →


A letter from Elizabeth Warren suspending her campaign. Well worth the read. Intelligent, essential policies, anti-corruption and personable. Marc, I’m going to start with the news. I wanted you to hear it straight from me: today, I’m suspending our campaign for president. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you have poured into this campaign. I know... Read more →