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 question why Americans must be so focused on "me" in a time that requires attention to "we." That is the way it is for millions of Americans right now: There is a festivity, gathering or party somewhere, and they are going to take part in it, and whether … Continue reading CGTN: Americans indifferent to humanity
In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine why the National Hockey League is not sending any of its players to the 2022 Winter Olympics. If you accept the stated reasons, then the league and the players had no choice but to call off plans to take part in the Olympics. According to the Washington … Continue reading China Focus: No NHL Players in the Olympics? Ignorance and Arrogance Are to Blame
The message seems inconsistent. Almost amoral. Capitalism is supposed to continue, unabated, while individuals must rein in their behaviours and actions during the pandemic. Someone, please, explain that to me. Broadway closes, even for just a few days, but movie theatres do not. Why must these shows go on? Restaurants remain open, but family gatherings … Continue reading Capitalism and COVID
The Atlantic reminds us that America's continual ignorance will be coronavirus' bliss. In terms of catching the virus, everyone should assume that they are less protected than they were two months ago. ... Boosting isn’t a foolproof shield against Omicron.
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I challenge America to be better in the ongoing battle with coronavirus. That notion of national sacrifice contributed to America's efforts to eliminate anti-Semitic and dangerously nationalistic leadership in Germany, Japan and elsewhere during World War II. However, over time, the nation that spoke of "we" now cares too much … Continue reading CGTN: America’s awful coronavirus story
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I look at the mixed messages from the recently completed G20 summit. The pandemic was not the only issue on the minds of world leaders. They solidified a deal on a global minimum tax rate for multinational corporations. Set at 15 percent, the tax would be used to help … Continue reading CGTN: Contradictions define the G20 summit
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask whether the G20 is moving in the right direction with its heavily hyped global pandemic relief fund. Therefore, we must be skeptical when the West contends that the WHO will act with the autonomy necessary to carry out any massively funded effort to aid nations in fighting … Continue reading Do we need another pandemic relief fund?
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I remind readers to look beyond the numbers promised by President Biden. U.S. President Joe Biden announced at a global gathering on coronavirus that the United States will purchase 1 billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine with the guarantee that every dose will be used to vaccinate people in … Continue reading CGTN: Behind the numbers discussed at the Global Covid-19 Summit