Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: presidential candidate

Trump’s Tantrums: Tawdry Glitz for Hoodwinked Peanut Gallery

Though P.T. Barnum was as "self-absorbed and self-aggrandizing as Donald Trump," he was far less racists. Is this "palinesque loser" reviving the Gong Show?

Bernie Sanders Should Stop Ducking Foreign Policy

Perhaps Bernie Sanders' supporters have been drawn to his fervent economic populism. But the 2016 presidential candidate can't bypass foreign policy for too much longer—it's time he addresses it, along with military spending and war.

VIDEO: How Likely Are the Top 10 GOP Presidential Candidates to...

Juan Cole reviews the 10 GOP presidential candidates on one key issue—how likely they are to drag us into another war. Here are the individual answers to that pertinent question.

The Wheels Come off Jeb’s Victory Wagon

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign recently fell into complete disarray as he continues to fall behind in key states. Will Bush's operation now be like “Pickett’s Charge” to win the nomination?

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.