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October 20, 2020
Many reasons the third presidential debate should be about foreign policy only
While the final presidential debate has traditionally been focused on foreign policy, the final debate in 2020 will instead have six topics. Foreign policy will be one of them, but so will "leadership," "American families," and "race in America." Those are important issues, but there are very good reasons for why the final debate should involve only foreign policy.
First off, foreign policy cuts to the heart of what it is to be president. While there are important debates over where the line of executive power should be drawn on matters of war and peace, the president has great flexibility to conduct foreign affairs. President Trump has evinced as much with his unconventional diplomatic outreach to North Korea, his functional inversion of the Obama administration's Iran policy, and his significant increase of U.S. pressure on China.
October 19, 2020
Can America Do It All?
With the national debt already equal to the GDP, and growing faster now, a question arises: Where does this end?
In fiscal year 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, the U.S. government set some impressive new records.
The deficit came in at $3.1 trillion, twice the previous record of $1.4 trillion in 2009, which was set during the Great Recession, and three times the 2019 deficit of about $1 trillion.
October 17, 2020
Susan Collins’ ‘Hall Pass’ on Amy Coney Barrett Vote Won’t Save Her From Maine Voters
Collins, who won her fourth term six years ago with 69 percent of the vote, is navigating a harsh new reality.
Maine Senator Susan Collins says she will vote ‘no’ to confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, since it’s too close to the election, while refusing to say anything critical about how Barrett’s originalist judicial philosophy might imperil a woman’s right to choose.
Collins is a Republican who supports abortion rights, a brand that has carried her to victory four times, but with Barrett’s confirmation all but certain, Collins' longtime balancing act may have reached its tipping point.
October 20, 2020
The rise of QAnon isn’t surprising. Americans have long been sucked into conspiracy theories.
I’m no less shocked than anybody else by the rise of the wacky QAnon conspiracy theory-turned-movement in this election year, but I’m not surprised by its viral spread.
After all, I’m a Black American. Therefore, as an uncle of mine counseled me decades ago, “If you’re not paranoid, you’re not paying attention.”
I get it. African Americans have a long sad history of being misled by real conspiracies, such as the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment or the 1969 FBI and Chicago police raid that killed Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. Read More