Regular readers will know that in my view the 2016 presidential election did not happen. Likewise, the first debate between the two candidates did not take place.
This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.
Donald Trump brought his tough-guy, America-first rhetoric onto the presidential debate stage on Monday, but was repeatedly flustered and upstaged by Hillary Clinton whose focused barbs made him interrupt and pout, and whose knowledge of how the political world works reduced him to grasping outbursts.
Let us accept that we are no longer a republic governed by laws—only by armed men and force. This is just like the days of Billy the Kid. You have an armed man going down a dusty street, and that is authority. And it has come to this for us.
Our gun laws should be changed. Until then, however, they must be enforced equally. Does the National Rifle Association disagree?
Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace have tough jobs. And no matter what they do in representing the public and their media colleagues in the presidential debates, they will be criticized.
The Truthdig columnist and Peled (pictured) discuss the global campaign to pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land, grant equality to Arab-Palestinian citizens and allow Palestinian refugees the right of return to their homes.
With the effects of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, “China is positioning itself for the struggle to come—the struggle to find enough to eat,” says a leading U.K. climate scientist.
On Sunday’s show, the “Last Week Tonight” host called the political scandals plaguing both major candidates “the electoral equivalent of seeing someone puking so you start puking and then someone else [is] puking and pretty soon everyone is puking 2016”—a phenomenon also known as the 2016 elections.