Our Democracy in Crisis?

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I don't know which metaphor to use to describe the current crisis in our politics because so many come to mind. Are we at...

Bernie’s Heart. And Ours.

Bernie Sanders
Along with being where all blood goes, the heart is an enduring metaphor. As Bernie Sanders recovers from a heart attack, now might be...

Why Israel is struggling to find a way out of its...

The Knesset
It would be a grave mistake to assume that the continuing political deadlock in Israel – with neither incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor...

MoveOn’s Phony New Campaign for ‘Protecting Whistleblowers’

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All of a sudden, MoveOn wants to help "national security" whistleblowers. Well, some of them, anyway. After many years of carefully refusing to launch a single...

The Roots of Hong Kong’s Crisis

Hong Kong, the pearl of the East, yet lives in such a turmoil. The ongoing political crisis and massive protests have drawn a large...