I have spent plenty of time over the past year examining the rivalry between the United States and China. Of course, much of what I have written, read and studied has focused on the insatiable need American politicians and other elites have in demeaning China. In their eyes, China can do nothing right. It is … Continue reading Finding the right messages about China
The snow piles deeper The silence intensifies Perfection
He does not have to think For he is brilliant in all ways Just ask him But when we do We must think
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask everyone to keep an open mind when it comes to assessing how other national leaders choose to fight the pandemic. There might be a lesson in those examples for us. The reality is this: The coronavirus pandemic remains under control in China, and while there will be … Continue reading CGTN: German news media offers balanced look at China’s ‘dynamic zero-COVID’ policy
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why the U.S. Secretary of State needs to rethink a recent comment he made about Russia and its military. There is little question America's safety would not be threatened by reducing its global military footprint. Such actions also could improve the world opinion about the U.S. But … Continue reading CGTN: Which country never leaves?
You bite the hand that feeds Again and again And you get away with it Crimes with no sin Yet if someone dared To do the same to you You'd tell them to grow up That you say, but won't do Of course there's an excuse One after another Your self-righteousness Makes others say "oh, … Continue reading The hand
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why last January's insurrection at the Capitol laid the foundation for the potential crushing of democracy in the U.S. People all over the world would be making a huge mistake in thinking America's democracy is so deeply rooted into the fabric of the country that it could … Continue reading Could American democracy be on its last legs?
In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine how consistently negative political rhetoric and a compliant media harm America's understanding of China. Whether it is reporting about China’s military growth, economic development, human rights record or something else, these mainstream news media stories repeatedly fabricate the intentions of the Chinese government; the picture that … Continue reading China Focus: Dangerous rhetoric, reporting doom U.S. understanding of China
How dare those "entitled" college football players choose to not play in a meaningless bowl game! How dare they think about future earnings instead of risking injury for a program that has benefited from their toil for multiple seasons! How dare they put themselves first! Your damn right they should put themselves first. There's been … Continue reading The “hypocrisy” of opting out of a meaningless bowl game