A short review of some of the lesser known absurdities of 2020.
Little in Biden’s history or appointments suggests he’s inclined to end America’s permanent war posture. But empires are not sustained by inclination alone.
How to get the Democrats’ climate policy from “better than the Republicans” to “sufficient to save the planet.”
The G7 kicked Russia out over its invasion of Crimea. Does the U.S. assault on international laws, treaties, and democracy itself warrant the same treatment?
Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are all over the map.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
The banality of President Trump’s evil has infected huge swaths of the electorate as well as the federal government. Can it be treated?
Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.
War and militarism are destroying the planet. But if we de-fund the Pentagon, we can save it.
Democrats need to take Trump’s crimes against people and the planet as seriously as those against Joe Biden.