Donald Trump has again provoked the question, this time in the New Republic, “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?” This question again signals the ongoing failure among political people to confront and understand America’s, the West’s present economic, social and moral conundrum. Back in 1852 when he published his first edition of The 18’th Brumaire of … More “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?”
“First you say you do then you don’t you’re undecided now so what are you gohohona do?” The bill to permit victims of 9/11 bombing to sue citizens of Saudi Arabia that President Obama vetoed has become a can of worms that seemed straight forward when I first heard about it; though I was rather … More A Can of Worms or Just A Hot Potato
Today is the third day after the presidential candidates’ debates of September 26 2016. What’s different from the debates in 2012 is more people watched Monday’s debates than in 2012, and there are no neutral opinions about the results: everything I’ve read says Mr. Trump got trounced. Only Rush Limbaugh, a right-winger, believes he won … More Presidential Debates in 2012&2016
I wrote what follows way back in 2008 during the Democrat and Republican presidential primaries. I don’t understand what I meant By “Democrat victor Hillary Clinton” because Obama eventually defeated Clinton (probably reflects the popular inevitability of her beating Obama) and defeated Republican McCain in the 2008 election. The NAFTA issue and the Iraq war … More NAFTA
Back when Mr. Trump began telling everyone he was trying to be the Republican candidate for president, just after Shields and Brooks on PBS said he wasn’t a serious contender; former president Mr. Bill Clinton husband of Mrs. Clinton the Democrat candidate said that Mr. Trump was running a “fact free” campaign kinda like “fat … More Fact and Opinion
I read much of the online commentary about the 2012 election between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney I don’t recall the liar theme ever appearing. But over the past year cries of “liar” directed against political opponents most notably by Mr. Trump against lying Ted, and now by journalists in online articles with headers numbering … More Liar Liar!
Maybe I’m the only one thinking this way, but I can’t stop thinking that the term socialist has taken on a new meaning especially since I heard that former World Bank head Mr. Straus Khan was expected to become socialist leader of France before he got tarred for an escapade with a New York hotel … More They say he’s a socialist.