Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clinton and Trump Meet in Final Presidential Debate: Experts Respond

The Conversation’s experts were watching the debate with an eye across the candidates’ performances and the key policy areas. Their responses follow.

The crack-up

Donald Trump and the fourth great shattering.

What happens when bad money supports good foreign policy?

The anti-war movement needs money, and the Koch brothers have it. But it comes with strings attached.

Trump’s Korean shell game

The U.S. and North Korean leaders are both playing a long con designed to maintain their own short-term political survival.

Remembrance of Wars Past

We are missing any sense of connection to the government. While past administrations are to blame for this, Tom Engelhardt describes why there is no massive antiwar movement in America.

If We’re Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It

Social Security is on the chopping block in Congress again with the idea of “saving” the program. Because not too many people are familiar with the benefits and features of Social Security, few people are fighting for it.

State Terrorism in Ogaden, Ethiopia

There is indeed terrorism raging throughout large parts of the Ogaden and elsewhere in the country; it is State Terrorism perpetrated by a brutal regime that is guilty of widespread criminality, much of which constitutes crimes against humanity.

Top Six Achievements of Obamacare (Hint: Millions More Insured)

Since the Supreme Court has approved all the judicial challenges Obamacare once faced, it is time to look at it as a huge success enriching the lives of all. Here are six achievements of Obamacare.

King Coal Is Headed to Prison

Don Blankenship is the first murderous coal executive to be put behind bars.

Déjà vu in Central Europe: Ukraine Between East and West

Putin’s strategy is to "reconstitute the Old Russian Empire" and what remains of Ukraine's territorial integrity is threatening the overall peace in Europe. It seems the crisis will not end until Putin is stopped. So who will stop him?