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Political Questions All Americans Should Ask

To get real, Americans must urgently rethink many modern mythologies they hold dear.

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Why I Won’t Vote Unless Things Change

As long as the Democratic Party keeps allowing wealthy oligarchs to remain at the driver’s seat, it won’t matter what brand new figurehead they churn out of their assembly line.

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Hillary: The Perfect One

A self-indulgent campaign memoir from the unsuccessful U.S. presidential candidate does little to get Democrats back on track.

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Fixing the US Immigration System: Back to the Future

The US needs to return to stop discriminating against those with little education. Let’s set up an immigration lottery to make it work.

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An Open Letter To President Trump

It is time to resign now and do so with dignity for the sake of the country.

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US: Toward Government by the Military?

Is the role of the Pentagon and its former brass under Trump similar to the former KGB in post-Soviet Russia?

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Vietnam: Memories Are Made of This – Or Maybe Not

A review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fascinating new book.

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The Summer of Love Turns 50

San Francisco is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the most iconic cultural event in its history – the summer of 1967.

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The Space Trump Fills in America’s Racial Politics

Trump has hit upon a unique vulnerability in mainstream U.S. politics on race and cannot be dislodged.

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President John Kelly? Trump’s Yeltsin Moment

The dynamic between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Trump harkens back to the Yeltsin-Putin dynamic of the late 1990s.

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