Tag: america

America Is Undergoing Seismic Changes. Its Politics? Hardly.

July 4, 2021
In another age, the events of this season would have been nearly certain to produce a major shift in American politics — or at least a meaningful, discernible one.Over a period of weeks, the coronavirus death rate plunged and the country considerably eased public health restrictions. President Biden announced a bipartisan deal late last month

U.S. Aid to Central America Hasn’t Slowed Migration. Can Kamala Harris?

June 6, 2021
SAN ANTONIO HUISTA — An American contractor went to a small town in the Guatemalan mountains with an ambitious goal: to ignite the local economy, and hopefully even persuade people not to migrate north to the United States.Half an hour into his meeting with coffee growers, the contractor excitedly revealed the tool he had brought

Months after insurrection, America’s political journalists are back in their comfy safe space

May 18, 2021
Mere months after the United States passed half a million pandemic deaths due to willful public misinformation by elected officials and the attempted seizure of the U.S. Capitol so that the lawmakers within could be either forced into nullifying an election or executed for their unwillingness to do so, the new political story is “Democratic

The never-ending coup against Black America

January 5, 2021
There’s a lot that feels unprecedented about today’s electoral crisis in Georgia, and there’s earnest concern that we may never recover from Donald Trump’s damage to democracy. On December 5, the president went to Valdosta to engorge his ego, prattling on for close to two hours before a crowd of roughly 10,000 fans about imaginary

Victims seeking compensation against Boy Scouts of America nears 90K

November 16, 2020
Sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America reached nearly 90,000 Monday morning as the deadline for seeking compensation was set to close later in the day. Jordan Merson, a lawyer who represents over 300 victims of BSA abuse, told The Post that as of early Monday morning there were 88,500 people who are

Our Actions in This Election Will Tell if We Are For America or For Trump

September 6, 2020
We already know all there really is to know about Donald Trump. He has no bottom. A few of us knew that in 2016. There is truly no excuse for naivete after what we heard from him in the primary and general elections of 2016 and the nearly four years since. So when Jeffrey Goldberg’s

Trump’s hires are sabotaging Voice of America and transforming its journalism

September 4, 2020
Also, if you believe some of the staunch Republicans who Pack has booted out of the way, in this quest to do what is most certainly not his job, he appears to be slightly off his rocker. NPR reports the discovery of a specific case of Pack-Dewey interference in the news, the “formal review” of

Joe Biden Tells America You’re Paying For Trump’s Failure And Delusions

September 2, 2020
Joe Biden spoke about safely reopening schools and said that Trump has offered parents and students nothing but failure and delusions. Biden said: American families all across this country are paying the price for his failures. And his administration’s failures. Like many of you, because you’re all reporters, you also have a lot of friends,

Four Years Later, Trump Still Portrays America as Under Siege

August 28, 2020
Right now, this race is a referendum on Mr. Trump and his leadership. For months, Joe Biden has kept a lower profile, allowing the president’s inability to stay away from controversy to drive the race.But given Mr. Trump’s low job-approval ratings, the president desperately needs this election to be a choice. He also needs voters

Pretending Trump makes America ‘great again’ apparently takes more than 70 GOP convention speakers

August 24, 2020
Included on the agenda are several GOP politicians, Trump advisers, and apologists such as the president’s infamously corrupt personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani; Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who has yet to charge the officers who shot emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor in her own home; and Kim Klacik, who is trying to unseat the Democrat elected to fill the