CGTN: USTR report again ignores disastrous American policies

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I take a look at a new U.S. government report critical of China. Admire or criticize the domestic and international economic policies pursued by China all you want, but you must admit they have led to a stronger nation with millions of people raised out of poverty. China is … Continue reading CGTN: USTR report again ignores disastrous American policies

The angry man

We've all heard the saying about the need to walk in another person's shoes in order to understand what his or her life is like. As I write this blog post, there is a man, maybe 15 feet to my right, who is angry. And I really can't judge whether he has a right to … Continue reading The angry man

As we prepare for Joe Biden to assume the presidency

Joe Biden becomes America’s 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. For millions of Americans (and millions more from nations around the world), this will be the equivalent of opening the windows and undertaking the much-needed spring cleaning. I’ve made no secret I detest the current president; his conduct and many of his policies … Continue reading As we prepare for Joe Biden to assume the presidency

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

Be thankful you live in…Pittsburgh? Yes.

Pittsburgh. If you live here, then you know of the many educational, cultural and other opportunities available to area residents. But there's another reason that living here is more than just a-ok. As the Associated Press notes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reports Pittsburgh is among the safest places in the country. The Federal Emergency … Continue reading Be thankful you live in…Pittsburgh? Yes.

Arguments for trickle down economics blown all to hell

If you’ve advocated for trickle down economics, well, you’ve be shown to be a fool. A study from the Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics leaves little doubt that if the rich get richer then everyone will benefit is a bunch of baloney. Overall, our analysis finds strong evidence that cutting taxes on … Continue reading Arguments for trickle down economics blown all to hell

The missing piece of the coronavirus conversation on too many of our college campuses

"This fall, we plan to..." "Our intention is to begin the fall semester by..." "While paying attention to health conditions, we have decided that the fall term will..." Statements such as these have now been made public by America's colleges and universities. Let's set aside whether you agree with the decision to go on ground … Continue reading The missing piece of the coronavirus conversation on too many of our college campuses