Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tag: president

Becoming stable geniuses

Seeking new and very old habits for a New Year.

Bush Sr. Blames Neocons for Ruining W.’s Presidency: Is He Warning...

George H. W. Bush outwardly blames Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for many of the failures of the presidency of his son, George W. Bush. Are his remarks meant to warn Jeb Bush of what's to come?

Buying a President for 30 Bucks and Change

While secretive super PACs are dishing out millions of dollars to back various presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders' campaign has raised its money from ordinary Americans. Isn't that the way democracy ought to be?

The Venality of the 2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 presidential race should be referred to as the Money Primary—controlled not by voters, but by super-wealthy donors. And the results are already in!

‘Lesser Evil’ Fallacy Upended by Obama, Now Sanders

President Obama has proved what happens when a seemingly once-a-generation chance for reform is sabotaged. Now Bernie Sanders, with a cleaner, more progressive record, is grabbing the reform baton. But will he succeed?

President Hillary Clinton’s Middle East Policy: Interventions, Wars, More of Same

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will bring substantial foreign policy expertise to the thorny issues happening around the world. But will she get the U.S. heavily involved in the region again?

For Nader, Defiance Is a Way of Life

Ralph Nadar has spent his life defending citizens, who have became irrelevant. While he still writes letters to the powerful, it makes him one of the moral and intellectual giants of our age.

The Defining Moment, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

At a time when average working people need a president who will fight for them, the question is whether Hillary Clinton is willing to be bold and to fight. This is a defining moment for Democrats, America and Clinton, herself.

Imagine Cruz as President

Ted Cruz is getting a head start on all the other wannabes seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But can this nation really "imagine" him as president? He will be just another fool for the history books.

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.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

What is the Peace Dividend strategy?

Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.