Thursday, February 25, 2016

Why Americans Accept the Outrageousness of Donald Trump

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in Washington, D.C.
A Gage Skidmore Image

“There is No ‘Other’ America”; “The Rise of Donald Trump Is a Terrifying Moment in American Politics”

Donald Trump is the greatest reality show Americans have ever seen, and America loves juicy reality shows. Americans are drawn to sensationalism, vulgarity, put-downs, and feelings of schadenfreude. Trump, as any demagogue, is very much aware of these American vulnerabilities and cognizant of the power he creates by inducing hate, fear, and racism. Trump has successfully tapped into America’s Achilles heel.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sanders’ Assessment of Clinton’s Mentor Kissinger Is Well Founded

Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards 2013
 presented top global leadership awards to
former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
At the Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Senator Bernie Sanders revealed how much he detested Hillary Clinton’s mentor on Foreign Policy, Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sanders said he believes “Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

‘Medicare for All’ Is Affordable Care Act’s Logical Next Step

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked Senator Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” as a plan that will end the Affordable Care Act (AFC), commonly known as Obamacare, and the contentious congressional fight that will certainly follow is not worth the effort. Other than some tweaks here and there, Clinton will not change AFC.