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(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 29, 2020 The Menace of Far-Right Historical Revisionism
Trump, along with announcing his "1776 Commission" also unveiled his proposal for a "National Garden of American Heroes." Such a garden of statues evokes visions of tyrannies throughout history from the Roman Empire to the Axis powers of World War II and Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 7, 2020 Trump's pathological racism and COVID-19
The politicization of science and medicine proves why politicians should be kept far away from the laboratories and international scientific exchange networks.
SHARE Monday, July 13, 2020 Unlikability - a Trait That Plagues Right-Wing Leaders
The pandemic has provided leaders with the opportunity to show their meddle at governance. The right-wing reactionaries have failed miserably while the progressives and socialists, those possessing empathy and an understanding for the science, have fared much better in the court of public opinion.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 10, 2020 Why Trump should lose his college diploma
Trump's cheating on the SATs and his all-but-certain cheating on exams and term papers requires Penn to invalidate Trump's B.S., which is in pursuant to the Ivy League university's Code of Academic Integrity which includes as "academic dishonesty" cheating.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 2, 2020 The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance
At the pinnacle of the police unions is the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA), which is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. Masquerading as a charitable organization the IUPA is anything but "charitable.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2020 Trump's 'Alternate History' and Rejection of Facts
The attempt by Trump, Bolsonaro, and others to control the past ensuring their control of the present and future will depend on educators and the press being more vigilant than at any time in the past in spotting fake history, news and science.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Why U.S. Is a Major Human Rights Violator
President Trump has chosen to weaponize the tensions through his rhetoric evidenced by his promise to seize authority from Governors who fail to take the most extreme tactics against protestors and to deploy federal armed forces against protestors.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 8, 2020 Trump's Path to Historical Ignominy
To prepare for Trump's photo op, paramilitary forces not only cleared the street of protesters with tear gas, flash bang grenades, pepper balls, and rubber bullets, but expelled the church's rector, as well as a seminarian and several parishioners, from the church grounds
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 28, 2020 Beware of the new Trump-Rove alliance
Karl Rove has been enlisted by the White House and the Trump re-election campaign to assist in a strategy to overcome presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's consistent lead in the polls.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 27, 2020 The New Diplomacy - Virtual Instead of Physical
Covid-19 has forced nations to develop new methods for diplomacy. Will these new diplomatic methods lead to new definitions of what constitutes a nation-state or a sovereignty?
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 21, 2020 Magic and Voodoo Versus Science and Medicine
There has always been a conflict between scientists and magicians. But that conflict largely began dissipating during the age of the Renaissance. The one major difference between science and magic is that science exists, and magic does not.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 12, 2020 The Face of Post-COVID Geo-Politics
Without a suitable vaccine to fend off Covid-19 the world may copy the effects that the Black death had on geo-politics, trade, the economy, and social structure.
SHARE Wednesday, April 15, 2020 U.S. Will Always Be Remembered as a COVID-19 Pariah State
After the scourge of Covid-19 passes and the world is largely finished with disposing of its dead there will come a time for calling those to account who ignored and took advantage of the pandemic for their own selfish interests.
SHARE Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Kushner's Grand Theft Ventilator scheme
In a recent televised White House press briefing, Kushner told the nation that the Strategic National Stockpile of medical equipment and supplies belonged to the Trump administration and not to the states.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Libertarian Leaders - a Recipe for Lethal Government Incompetence and Criminality
Early on, Trump called Covid-19 a "hoax" by the Democratic Party..Just as Trump engaged in personal insults directed against the Democratic governors of Michigan, Washington, and other states, Bolsonaro began attacking Governors João Doria of São Paulo and Wilson Witzel of Rio de Janeiro for instituting curfews and quarantine measures.