Trump Meltdown… Will Mitch McConnell Now Get Death Threats?

Trump Meltdown… Will Mitch McConnell Now Get Death Threats?

To say President Donald Trump is taking the U.S. down a dark and destructive direction is an understatement. Not only is the defeated White House occupant trashing public confidence in the democratic process and sailing close to orchestrating a coup d’état, he is playing with deadly fire. Trump’s crazy delusions are resulting in members of…

From Scientist-Politicians to an Anti-Science Demagogue: America’s Tragic Descent Into Madness

From Scientist-Politicians to an Anti-Science Demagogue: America’s Tragic Descent Into Madness

Several of the founders of the United States were gifted scientists and scholars of the Age of Enlightenment. Benjamin Franklin was not only a statesman, but he was known as one of the leading scientists of the world in his own right. Franklin, who had to deal with his age’s numerous religious extremists, medical quackery,…

America the Victim: Are Enemies Lining Up for Revenge in the Wake of the Coronavirus?

America the Victim: Are Enemies Lining Up for Revenge in the Wake of the Coronavirus?

When in trouble politically, governments have traditionally conjured up a foreign enemy to explain why things are going wrong. Whatever one chooses to believe about the coronavirus, the fact is that it has resulted in considerable political backlash against a number of governments whose behavior has been perceived as either too extreme or too dilatory….

The Russians Get Blamed Again, but Who Is Really Subverting American Democracy?

The Russians Get Blamed Again, but Who Is Really Subverting American Democracy?

It is perhaps inevitable that a major health panic like the coronavirus will have political ramifications based on whether those most affected by the illness will perceive that the government performed well or poorly in the crisis. The government for its part will engage in a blame game which seeks to place responsibility for what…

Another Expensive War, Another Intelligence Failure?

Another Expensive War, Another Intelligence Failure?

The United States has been at war almost continuously since the founding of the nation in 1783. Some of the wars were undeclared like the centuries-long eradication of the native Americans, while others – the Mexican and Spanish-American wars – were glorified by including the names of the countries defeated by Washington’s war machine. America’s…