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Trump’s Dangerous War on Science

In his approach to science, Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of autocrats of the past. Will the result be similarly disastrous for the United States — and the rest of the world as well?

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What is the Real Base of US Global Power?

The U.S. is a global leader in a large measure because of its prowess in science and technology.

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The Other Woman

Could Michelle Obama be persuaded to accept the role? If anyone can change her mind, a bended-knee visit by Joe Biden should do the trick.

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When Brezhnev Comes to America: Gerontocracy in Action

Today’s U.S. Republicans are the equivalent of the Brezhnev crew in the late-stage Soviet Union. It, too, fought very hard to uphold political ideas decades after they had passed their sell by date.

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Coronavirus and Political Leadership: The US Gerontocracy in Action

The age structure of the U.S. political leadership cannot be described by any other word than as a gerontocracy. This conjures up images of the late-stage Soviet Union.

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Bernie’s Golden Medicare for All Moment

How the coronavirus and the astounding unpreparedness of the United States may change the momentum of the Democratic primaries and the essence of U.S. health insurance.

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Super Tuesday Odds: How Will Sanders Perform?

Instead of a Sanders blowout giving him a near-insurmountable delegate lead and a lock on the nomination, he will now be in a scramble to the convention.

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After Super Tuesday: Democrats Heeding Lessons of 2018

Democrats must mobilize the party base, while focusing on adding cross-over anti-Trump rural and suburban independents and moderate Republicans.

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The Origins of the US Electoral College

In 1787, the U.S. popular vote was made merely advisory. The actual choice was left to elites who comprise the Electoral College.

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I Am Proud To Be a Socialist

If valuing human rights and dignity is “socialist,” then sign me up.

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