Summary: The polls show that Election 2016 has divided the people of America but unified America's elites. That makes it different than realignment elections, such as 1964 and 1972. Expect Clinton to use her power boldly. This is a follow-up to Campaign 2016: America passes into new hands. Hillary Clinton might go down in US … Continue reading 2016: a historic unification election for America!
Summary: Campaign 2016 has achieved what many thought impossible, unifying America's ruling class -- behind Hillary Clinton. If Clinton manages this skillfully, it will mark the end of political polarization among our elites and begin a new era of bipartisanship (while America's citizens remain weak and fragmented). The effects could be huge. She and the Democrats … Continue reading Campaign 2016: America passes into new hands
Summary: As Congress debates the TPP and USA Freedom Act, it's become fashionable to complain about political polarization and gridlock. Yet we see in these debates how both parties often cooperate to advance the interests of the 1% and the Deep State. Congress and our Presidents take a thousand steps, seemingly unrelated, adding up to … Continue reading Lessons from the TPP: no political polarization for interests of the 1%!
Summary: On Friday I said that we would torture again., despite the evidence in the Senate's report. This weekend former and current high officials of the US government confirmed that guess. Defenders of torture dispute the evidence, deny that torture was torture, and offer bold affirmations that they would torture again. For I doubt not … Continue reading Our leaders justify torture in ways that justify its future use on their foes (including Americans)
Summary: There is no Constitutional Party in America. The Left and Right take turns shredding the Constitution. Sometimes they take turns; sometimes they work together. Domestic surveillance without warrant, quotas for hiring (ignoring that "equal protection" nonsense), administrative tribunals replace courts, now even assassination of citizens. Illegal wars provide another example. Here we look at the cries for war … Continue reading Tearing the Constitution is a bipartisan sport!