From the New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016
By Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States
We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration. It has been President Obama's aim to support a negotiated end to the conflict based on two states, living side by side in peace.
That prospect is now in grave doubt. I am convinced that the United States can still…Continue
Robert Gottlieb is a fortunate man who knows it, takes his fair share of credit but doesn't beat his chest.
As an editor at Simon and Schuster in the 50's who "stumbled" into the job (rather than being born into it) educated at Columbia rather than Harvard, he worked his way up the ranks to become editor-in-chief of Knopf--easily one of the most prestigious and profitable publishing houses in the land and then editor of The New Yorker. It doesn't get better…Continue
The following post is written by Eugene Kalin Ph.D. and Melvin Shaw Ph.D.
Why is it possible Donald Trump may become president when it is crystal clear that he is an immoral, self-serving, hypocritical demagogue who lies incessantly and is only interested in exploiting others and generating vile misogyny, racial bigotry and xenophobia? In the process, he has encouraged violence against women, African-Americans and Muslims and has bragged about his…Continue
The model is Brexit. Forty years promoting unification after the worst war in human history didn't matter. The vast majority of the "ruling class" and responsible media were against it. The Prime Minister, a conservative, well liked, staked his career on it. The polls said it was not going to pass. Yet it did.
The latest evaluation is that it was due to voters who rarely if ever voted before. They were "under the radar." The pollsters didn't have access to…Continue