Archive for the ‘Biden’ Category

March 15th, 2023 - 5:11 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia, Schools & Colleges

Foreign policy …

… is the most important task a president does. It’s literally about war and peace. But this poses a conundrum, because presidential campaigns are waged and won or lost on domestic issues; politics is very much a “what will you do for me” affair. (The softer and more polite wa[...]

March 11th, 2023 - 7:35 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley’s Social Security plan favors the rich, hurts the poor

Nikki Haley, who’s running for president but won’t be elected, has a Social Security proposal: Raise the retirement age from 67 to 70. That’s a benefits cut. To be exact, 3 years worth of retirement benefits go to zero. And it forces workers to stay in the workforce longer, regardl[...]

March 5th, 2023 - 5:51 pm § in America, Biden, China, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Fact-checking Trump’s CPAC lies

Journalist, pesky creatures they are, like to fact-check political speeches. CNN says Trump delivered a “doozy” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (see story here). By now, his M.O. is familiar: Portray America as a post-a[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 8:24 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Murdoch faces new legal difficulties, but so what?

Dominion Voting Systems has the Fox network dead-to-rights: They lied about the company, knew they were lying, but put the lies on the air to make money. Fox is going to pay Dominion a lot of money (but can afford to). But now Fox is in another kind of hot water. Biden’s campaign ran ads [&hel[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 5:03 am § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Is Nikki Haley a serious presidential candidate?

Nikki Haley wants to be president for no better reason than she wants to be president. That’s more or less the media narrative, which has focused on her struggles to differentiate herself from other aspirants (see story here), beyond being a Republican who isn’t Trump (although she certa[...]

February 21st, 2023 - 12:30 am § in Biden, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Some Republicans bash Biden’s trip to Ukraine

“Republicans … trashed President Joe Biden’s trip to Ukraine, claiming the visit to support Kyiv is an ‘insult’ to Americans,” New York Daily News reported on Monday, February 20, 2023 (read story here). The newspaper continued, “right-wing lawmakers said Biden [...]

February 15th, 2023 - 11:24 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley insulted senior citizens

“In the America I see, the permanent politician will finally retire. We’ll have … mandatory mental-competency tests for politicians over 75 years old.” That’s how Nikki Haley kicked off her campaign for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. “Pe[...]

February 13th, 2023 - 1:59 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Are conservatives as crazy as they sound?

Charlie Kirk (photo, left), a community college dropout, is the founder and leader of Turning Point USA, a controversial rightwing campus-activism group sometimes called a “cult” (read details here). Although Kirk lacks academic or other credentials, it would be hard to conclude he’[...]

February 8th, 2023 - 7:39 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

How a wily politician played the state of the union

Joe Biden has more than 50 years of political experience under his belt, and it showed in his 2023 State of the Union address. Apart from his polished oratorical skills — jabbing his finger and repeating catch phrases to drive home his messages — he told ordinary Americans what he’[...]

February 4th, 2023 - 6:56 pm § in Biden, China, Politics, Republicans

GOP plays politics with Chinese balloon

When Biden was briefed on Wednesday, he told the Pentagon to shoot it down “as soon as possible” (see story here). The military waited until it was over water, then promptly shot it down. The debris was “spread out over roughly seven miles” (see story here). That’s why [...]