Could American democracy be on its last legs?

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?

Why do Americans seem to love its political royalty?

Many baseball fans throughout North America have had reason to smile over the past couple of weeks because two of the sport's most decorated franchises lost in the playoffs; neither the Los Angeles Dodgers nor the New York Yankees made it to the World Series. The Dodgers have dominated their league in recent years, winning … Continue reading Why do Americans seem to love its political royalty?

CGTN: Will America learn from Afghanistan? Doubtful.

My latest editorial for CGTN suggests America will not accept any of the lessons or the truths from the mess it created in Afghanistan. The bitter truth that America's political elites will not accept is that the Afghan people view the American military as an occupying force. The people did not want U.S. troops on … Continue reading CGTN: Will America learn from Afghanistan? Doubtful.

China Daily: Is American democracy only about money?

This China Daily editorial will open a few eyes. Data have shown that the American-style democracy is like a monodrama of the wealthy. On the "political fundraising market", the ability to raise funds has become a rigid standard, sometimes the primary standard, for measuring the career prospects of American politicians. People even dubbed US president's … Continue reading China Daily: Is American democracy only about money?

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions