Category Archives: Controversial

American Collapse isn’t Just Economic and Political — It’s Moral and Ethical, Too

Or, Why Kim Kardashian Gets Ten Times the Attention of Kids in Cages in Camps By Umair Haque in Eudaimonia Unique in the world — perhaps unique in history — Americans appear perfectly content to watch their kids massacre each other in schools, to watch … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Controversial, leadership, Parents, Politics

How Mueller’s First Year Compares To Watergate, Iran-Contra And Whitewater

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight What do those past investigations tell us about where the Russia investigation might go next? Despite the drama of Mueller’s first year, we won’t know what his slew of indictments really means until it’s clear what … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Robert Mueller, Russia

Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

(When this article was published in Rasmussen Reports on May 25, 2018, the Singapore summit had been cancelled. A less bellicose U.S. scrambled to reschedule the summit. It worked but serves as a lesson that rude verbal attacks can lead … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, leadership, North Korea, Politics, strategy, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Lobbyist turned wine blogger vetting UN, State personnel for loyalty to Trump: report

By John Bowden of The Hill A senior adviser at the State Department has been quietly vetting employees for months on their loyalty to President Trump, including reviewing social media posts to determine their political leanings. Mari Stull, a senior … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, The Hill, White House

A moral crisis grips the US border. Yet the religious right is shamefully silent

By Marilynne Robinson in the Guardian The Christian right is allowing Trump to escape responsibility for the immoral policy of separating children from their parents. Have they no shame? Read more…  

Posted in Border control, Children, Controversial, Immigrants, Religion