Beijing Review: Two Sessions acknowledge future opportunities and challenges

In my inaugural editorial for Beijing Review, I take a look at recently concluded Two Sessions gathering in China and what it might mean for the country and the world. Meanwhile, whole-process democracy—a term that irks the West—remained a central theme at the Two Sessions. "Whole-process people's democracy integrates process-oriented democracy with results-oriented democracy, procedural … Continue reading Beijing Review: Two Sessions acknowledge future opportunities and challenges

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?

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

Four more years

It’s possible that within hours “President-elect” will be attached to Joe Biden’s name. For the more than 70-million Americans who voted for him, this will be great news. For the almost 70-million Americans who didn’t, this will not be. Biden’s win —and it appears from an Electoral College standpoint it might be as narrow as … Continue reading Four more years

Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States

On Tuesday, America will take the most important step in ridding itself of the scourge of Donald Trump’s presidency. Joe Biden might not reach the necessary 270 (or more) Electoral College number on Election Night because roughly 100-million Americans already have voted. Multiple media reports have indicated a majority of those votes will be for … Continue reading Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States