Joe Biden's Bid to Remake America

Joe Biden’s Bid to Remake America

The bait to lure Republicans into embracing this $2.3 trillion in Great Society II and Green New Deal spending is the modest fraction to be allocated to infrastructure — airports, bridges, roads, ports, public transit. Most of the rest is to be used to grow social programs and launch new …

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Has America's Suez Moment Come?

Has America’s Suez Moment Come?

Can a nation so distracted, so divided, so at war with itself continue to meet all of the duties, obligations and commitments that are ours as the self-proclaimed “leader of the free world”? 2020 will surely qualify as an “annus horribilis” in the history of the Republic. By New Year’s, …

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Trumpism Lives On!

Trumpism Lives On!

The American electorate failed to perform its designated role in the establishment’s morality play. Indeed, Democrats ended Tuesday night terrified that America had again turned its back on them and preferred Trump to the leaders and agenda they had put forth. Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election …

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Putin's Got His Problems, Too

Putin’s Got His Problems, Too

While our Beltway elites are obsessed with Russia and Putin, seeing in them a mortal threat to our democracy, close observers are seeing something else. Before the first Trump-Biden debate, moderator Chris Wallace listed the six subjects that would be covered: The Trump and Biden records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, …

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Jinping Takes Up the US Challenge

Jinping Takes Up the US Challenge

How did we allow ourselves to get into this position where a lately backward China is suddenly a greater rival for global hegemony than was the Soviet Union of Josef Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev? Is the U.S. up for a second Cold War — this time with China? What makes …

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Will Depression II Dictate Trump's Fate?

Will Depression II Dictate Trump’s Fate?

Politically, the Depression worked for the Democratic Party like no other event in history. After the Crash of 1929 under Herbert Hoover, the GOP held the House and Senate for only four of the next 50 years. As of April 30, the coronavirus pandemic has killed 61,500 Americans in two …

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Will COVID-19 Retire the World's Policeman?

Will COVID-19 Retire the World’s Policeman?

Will this pandemic prove the decisive factor in America’s retreat from global hegemony? For declaring in March that the U.S. economy might be reopened by Easter, President Donald Trump was roundly mocked. Yet, it appears his political instincts were correct. He was more in tune with his country than were …

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What Price Victory -- in the Coronavirus War?

What Price Victory — in the Coronavirus War?

What does this deliberate decision to shut down the country and carpet-bomb our own economy, upon which we all depend, tell us about what we Americans value? The same day the number of U.S. dead from the coronavirus disease hit the 15,000 mark, we also crossed the 15 million mark …

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