The lesson Kim Jong-un has learned from the ouster of other dictators is that the US will not hesitate to strike countries with weak militaries. That’s why North Korea’s decision to risk all for nuclear weapons makes total sense.
Is US healthcare really the envy of the world? Statistics and the average American’s pocketbook tell a different story.
Many Americans only believe in science as long as it doesn’t conflict with their political views. Unfortunately, some of them hold influential positions in government.
President Donald Trump has been trying to impede the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the US election for months. This week he sent an unmistakable message to his inner circle: I’ll take care of you if you don’t turn on me.
The US was founded upon ideals of liberty and equality. However, theory and practice often differed greatly and the notion of white supremacy has very much been part of the United States since its inception. It has taken over 240 years of blood, sweat and tears to approximate true equality. And that travail continues today.
Some US presidents are tested as soon as they take the oath of office. Donald Trump, and by extension the US, has been lucky in that there have been no major events so far in his first term. But what will happen when the first real crisis occurs? Can the president and a chaotic White House staffed with novices handle it?
Georgia is the latest victim of Republican state officials trying to suppress votes. Who will stop them? And do they win either way?
What do Donald Trump and evangelicals have in common? Everything and nothing. Evangelicals are some of his most loyal supporters. But to those with only a passing familiarity with the New Testament, that’s a religious mystery.
It’s not news that politicians lie. When they get caught, there normally is a political price to pay. Donald Trump seems to be bucking that trend, as his supporters don’t seem to know or care that he plays fast and loose with the truth.
American exceptionalism, believing that the US is the greatest, #1, God’s country, increases the likelihood that some exceptionally awful things about America are ignored.
The Supreme Court is one of the safeguards the Founding Fathers put in place to ensure the separation of church and state. But what happens when the bench is stacked with religious zealots?