Saturday, August 17, 2019

Papal Stardom: Triumph of Upbeat Humanism, Skirting Dogma-Driven Culture Wars

The Pope Francis whirlwind has wowed the West with an upbeat Christian humanism. Yet the Pope doesn't come without major contradictions—Is his urge for reform “outside” the church not matching up with that on his home turf?

Power dynamics changing in world order

The U.S. has dominated the world for too long and must learn to become a cooperative partner.

What Trump and his team have wrecked so far

Here's a round up from the "While He Was Tweeting" series.

Michael Flynn’s Russia timeline

Below are some key events in the Russia investigation involving Flynn from our larger story, “Timeline of Russia Investigation.”

For Sale: Obscene Monuments to Mammon

The trophy mansion is the most ostentatious game of billionaire one-upmanship yet.

Alabama Governor resigns before pleading guilty to criminal charges

In 2014, Bentley accidentally sent a text to his wife intended for his political adviser and mistress, Rebekah Mason, that said, “I love you, Rebekah.”
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As 2018 midterms approach, Native American women are running for office in record numbers

Three Native women are running for governor, and 31 are running for seats in state legislatures.

San Francisco Clears Out Homeless Ahead Of The Super Bowl

Millions of fans will descend on the city, but the homeless have been moved elsewhere.

Bernie Sanders Releases Statement on Planned Parenthood Shooting

“With the nation’s attention focused on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, our politicians failed to recognize the growing number of homicidal religious fanatics living within our own borders.”

Will Hillary Take Plutocratic ‘Clinton, Inc.’ Global?

Welcome to the new series, “The Hero of a Thousand Escapes.” What other celebrity political duo instantly transforms any election into melodrama at best, family intrigue at worse, rife with influence peddling, suspect donations, policy failures (NAFTA, health care), strategic blunders (Libya, Syria, China), and bungled secrecy that inevitably gets unmasked? The greatest downside to President Hillary is elevation of first female whose gender novelty promises no jolts to the grievous status quo nor confrontation to the plutocracy that funds it (and her). Forget her age: Hillary's range (and clientele) represent something new and more dangerous.