“A Covid Mystery” proclaimed a New York Times newsletter. “Why has the death toll been relatively low across much of Africa and Asia?” Like a know-it-all kid in 7th grade, I thought: “Call on me! I know this!” and clicked on the item. But to my surprise, the account that followed completely failed to mention what I thought was the obvious answer.
I didn’t watch much of this year’s CPAC. My digestion is sound, but there’s no point in taking unnecessary risks.
According to John Bolton, when Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that he was putting Uighurs in camps, Trump said he was doing “exactly the right thing.” Of course, Xi’s depiction was pure agitprop. China is not targeting Uighurs who have shown terrorist tendencies, it is crushing an entire ethno/religious minority in brutal fashion.
It’s easy to treat Kim Jong Un as a figure of ridicule.
If you want to run for office, political consultants will hammer away at one point: Tell stories.
We’re all familiar by now with the reasons advanced for why elected Republicans shrivel like dry houseplants whenever they are asked to distance themselves from the president.
President Donald Trump has opined that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats — as 79% did in the 2018 midterms — are demonstrating “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
It seems necessary to begin every discussion in America today with a reminder to show a little charity.
These “debates” are to serious policy discussions as a kazoo is to an orchestra.
On a high wall overlooking the central court of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the words of novelist James Baldwin are etched in stone: “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it … History is literally present in all that we do.”