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
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?
Indeed, President Biden did not cater to the progressives and he did not kowtow to the right. At least one opinion writer gets it.
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Six more days until -this “American carnage” ends -“I am always thinking” can contemplate golf, or prison, or his taxes, or his favorite daughter -“Everyone’s leaving” the most corrupt administration in America history -A president will take the pandemic seriously and not merely tell people to wear a mask “if it makes you feel comfortable” … Continue reading Six more days
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
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
If civility doesn't return to our discourse, then nothing will change. If we continue to see opponents as enemies, then nothing will change. If we remain content with our echo chambers, then nothing will change. If our institutions continue to be undermined, then nothing will change. If party over country retains relevance, then nothing will … Continue reading Will anything change?
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