Trump, Racism, and the Elections

A still from Trump’s racist caravan ad, which was too much even for Fox News.

by John Feffer In the week before the mid-term elections, Donald Trump returned to his bread-and-butter issue: immigration. He knows that the only thing that will turn out his base, and possibly swing some independents over to his side, is… Continue Reading  

Why Georgia’s Presidential Election Is a Voter Turnoff

Salome Zourabichvili (David Monniaux via Wikimedia Commons)

by Vera Gogokhia This weekend, Georgians should be lining up to vote for president. But many, especially young people, will not vote at all. The campaign has been a lesson in how to discourage a once-engaged citizenry. It has revealed… Continue Reading  

Attacking the “Deep State”

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

by John Feffer Donald Trump has many enemies. And he has long had an enemies list: all the people that he has attacked repeatedly in person, in print, and on Twitter. But now Trump, as president, has drawn up a… Continue Reading  

Brexit And Rare Accountability For Folly

Boris Johnson (Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com)

by Paul R. Pillar The Brexiteers in the United Kingdom who sold their fellow citizens a bill of goods before the Brexit referendum two years ago are starting to pay a political price. They are paying it as the countrymen whom… Continue Reading  

On Israel-Palestine, Three New Congresswomen Bring Some Hope

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Wikimedia Commons)

by Mitchell Plitnick As midterm elections near, it is becoming clear that there is an opportunity in Washington to take the first few steps toward measurable change in U.S. politics around Israel and Palestine. Increasingly belligerent Israeli actions toward the… Continue Reading