Trump’s Legacy

Trump’s Legacy

Why things will get worse before they get better I am on record admitting that I was one of those who got it very wrong in 2016. But given the stakes, I’m also on record stating that Donald Trump will lose for sure in 2020. The conviction stems from the belief that he...
The Age of American Tribalism

The Age of American Tribalism

The Evolution of Special Interests and Decline of the Two-Party System Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images The concept of tribalism has become central to understanding politics in America. It is commonly defined as a source of identity for Americans, often based on...
2020 and the Future of America

2020 and the Future of America

Why the upcoming presidential election is the most important in our lifetime Most presidential elections are about the country picking one lane or the other. But regardless of whether the right or the left wins the country generally remains on the same road....
Trump Wants to Be Impeached

Trump Wants to Be Impeached

Why the impeachment process is Trump’s greatest weapon in the 2020 election The only thing more surprising than the findings of the Mueller Report a month ago has been the behavior of the President since. It was stunning to have no clear verdicts of criminal activity,...
The Appearance of Diversity

The Appearance of Diversity

There are two types of diversity, and only one of them is real… America has promoted increased racial diversity in business and academic environments since the 1980s. Despite this, there has been little change in the representation of African-Americans as CEOs and...
Calling off the Search for Peace in the Middle East

Calling off the Search for Peace in the Middle East

America may still want peace in the Middle East, but it no longer needs it. Since the 1970s the Middle East has been the linchpin of US foreign policy. The region was an essential source of oil and increasingly represented the primary source of international terrorism...
Return of the Socialist Bogeyman!

Return of the Socialist Bogeyman!

An American saga continues… Like all cultures throughout history, America has produced political narratives to solidify essential principles within our society. These values are the reason for our existence and the rationalization of our actions. The idea of the...
The Hard Truths of White Privilege

The Hard Truths of White Privilege

The myths and realities of America’s continuing struggle with race and class privilege Photo by The Daily Beast The white privilege debate is about each American’s slice of the pie and the color of the baker who cut the slices. The mistake is assuming that the baker...