The Democrats regained power in the House of Representatives and many state legislatures in 2016. Their resurgence has created a schism between the new Social Democrats and moderates. This relationship and how it reflects on the nation at large is key to the party's future and that of the U.S.
The dysfunctional Trump administration has set the Democrats up for big electoral gains this November. Democratic socialists advocate for admirable but extreme positions. Should Democrats follow or pursue milder first step policies that the electorate will embrace? The mid-terms may hinge on this.
The Trump administration has administered policies on the world stage and the Far East that are at best contradictory and at worst deceptive and confusing. I will examine how this has been working in the Far East and how it is likely to develop during the rest of the President's administration.
President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord energized Governors and Mayors to react and oppose. This should be a model for Democrats to oppose his policies positively and effectively.
The Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights act have long been major problems for Jeff Sessions and his world view. I will explore the possible future of both under A.G. Sessions and President Trump.
NATO was created to defeat the Soviet Union expansion. This was expanded to defeat all despotic threats in the free world after this victory. The rise of nationalism is now putting this union at risk.
Donald Trump ran his Presidential campaign as a narcissistic populist demagogue and barely won. I will show the signs to look for if he is going to become a leader for all the people or just his own.
Reality TV has consumed us and Donald Trump has brought it into our politics. Bernie Sanders has shown another way where active citizens are more important. Our future hinges on which model wins out.
I often wondered when I was a younger man why there were so many different music labels. The music stores would classify music as Hard Rock, Reggae, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop, Jazz, or Alternative. These are just a few examples of the cornicopia of music...