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(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 3, 2021 How to Undermine a Diplomatic Triumph
The true status of current negotiations to reinstate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is unknown to the American public -- most of whom are tragically indifferent to the outcome. This is so even though the successful negotiation of this deal with Iran back in 2015 represents one of the greatest triumphs of diplomacy in the last hundred years.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 2, 2021 The Democracy vs. Freedom Dispute
In the United States, there is a dispute over whether democracy and freedom are compatible. Some, such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have questioned their compatibility, and even asserted that freedom, rather than democracy, is what the U.S. really stands for.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, May 14, 2021 Israeli Apartheid Confirmed
Western governments are so committed to Israel -- and steeped in the hypocrisy this requires -- that they will simply ignore the HRW revelations, as they did the earlier reports.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 3, 2021 On The Spectrum
Those who pay attention to mental and emotional states, and their multitude of disquieting effects, recognize the notion of a spectrum.
SHARE Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Joe Biden's Heartfelt Illogic about Israel
Joe Biden will sustain Israeli dominance in the region even as that country confirms itself as a rightist, racist threat to human rights and international law. Biden may lose his moment in history.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The Saturday Night Live Joke versus Israeli Behavior
Zionists are deceitful because they purposely conflate Zionism which is an ethnocentric political ideology adhered to by a subset of Jews, with Judaism, a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural religion. Then they insist that Israel's allies -- particularly the United States -- adhere to this same propagandistic conflation.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 24, 2021 New Symbolic Role for the Israeli Flag
During the January 6 insurrection, hardly any of the U.S. media took note of the following fact: among the signs and banners of rightwing organizations stood a very large Israeli flag.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Joe Biden Adopts a Trump Approach to Iran
Our new president is leading us in the direction of domestic sanity, and there are even hints of progressive potential in his evolving agenda. Under his leadership.
SHARE Sunday, January 31, 2021 The 1776 Commission Report
One of Donald Trump's efforts to restructure, or maybe de-structure, the U.S. was the establishment of a 1776 Commission. Its job was to recast American history in an extravagantly patriotic fashion so as to assert U.S. exceptionalism.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2021 A Brief but Portentous Insurrection
The U.S. had a problem -- one that could encourage insurrection -- came when some 74 million Americans chose to vote for a racist neofascist in the 2020 national election.
SHARE Sunday, January 10, 2021 Defending Apartheid
The predictable Palestinian struggle seeking equality and the end of apartheid is seen as a subversive movement by both Israel's Jewish majority and its increasingly rightwing governments.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 16, 2020 International Law Vs. Eternal Recurrence
The 21st century may prove decisive for both the human race and the planet. The environment needs the enforcement of regulations reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants. The human race needs the reenergizing and enforcement of international law.
SHARE Sunday, November 29, 2020 A Near Miss with Despotic Selfishness
Donald Trump spent four years glorifying and modeling his selfishness. His worst performance came with the COVID-19 pandemic. At that point, Trump played the role of the despotic Nero fiddling while the United States went down in the flames of a worldwide plague.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 14, 2020 An Encore for Charlie Hebdo
French enthusiasm for Charlie Hebdo has fueled Islamophobia and led others to use the situation to argue for the restriction of civil rights.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 29, 2020 The Costs of Limited Awareness
Most Americans do not pay attention to foreign policy issues except when they appear to impinge on their
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, October 2, 2020 Regression as a National Theme
The United States has taken another step backward in terms of social progress. This comes with Donald Trump's nomination of a religiously motivated conservative, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 22, 2020 How the Israel-UAE Pact Undermines International Law
Much of the diplomatic world has gone gaga over the 13 August 2020 "normalization" of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), facilitated by years of encouragement coming out of Washington.