As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

After abolishing the filibuster, says Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators. That new Senate, says Obama, should enact every law possible to enlarge and expand the electorate, including extending the ballot to …

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What Will Be the New American Cause?

What Will Be the New American Cause?

If Trump wins, borders will be tightened. The U.S. withdrawal from the Mideast will continue. U.S. manufacturing will begin to be repatriated. Transnational institutions will be downgraded, ignored and superseded. The watchword will be what it has lately been: “America First.” After the Great Pandemic has passed and we emerge …

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When It's Over, Will We Be the Same America?

When It’s Over, Will We Be the Same America?

If March shocked this nation as severely as 9/11, what is coming may be even more sobering. “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully,” said Samuel Johnson. And as it is with men, so it is …

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Will the Coronavirus Kill the New World Order?

Will the Coronavirus Kill the New World Order?

What does the future hold? It may one day be said that the coronavirus delivered the deathblow to the New World Order, to a half-century of globalization, and to the era of interdependence of the world’s great nations. Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of …

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Will JFK's Party Become Sanders' Party?

Will JFK’s Party Become Sanders’ Party?

Bloomberg can probably buy enough votes to win some states. But would the other Democratic candidates, who have fought for a year, stand aside to yield the field so this ex-Republican oligarch can save their party from Sanders? Why should they? And where is the evidence that Bloomberg can beat …

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Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People

Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People

When have Republicans ever exhibited the home-team enthusiasm they demonstrated during that State of the Union address and the post-acquittal gathering in the East Room? When have working- and middle-class voters shown such support for a Republican as they do for Trump at his mammoth rallies? In a way, Donald …

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Is Bernie's Hour of Power at Hand?

Is Bernie’s Hour of Power at Hand?

What makes Sanders an appealing candidate for the Democratic nomination may prove poisonous to him as a party nominee in the fall… Vulnerable Democrats in moderate and swing districts would have to jump ship, abandoning the ticket to survive the slaughter. Can a septuagenarian socialist who just survived a heart …

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Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?

Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?

Virginia gun owners believe their moral obligation to protect families, friends and themselves in a violent society justifies their right to keep and carry firearms, no matter what the Virginia legislature says. On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian …

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