Opinion

America needs a moral revival

August 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

WE ARE LIVING in some very dark and difficult days in America. There is a flood of rhetoric from the Trump administration that demonizes and castigates black and brown immigrants. Donald Trump himself has fanned the flames of hate with his open xenophobia, infecting the national …

Among the deepest expressions of national values and policies are the federal budgets voted yearly by Congress. This week Congress resolved political conflicts to propose a discretionary budget authorizing some $1.4 billion in overall spending. Unfortunately, the July 25 article, Trump Encourages Republicans To Back …

US-China: Need for Rethinking on Taiwan Issues

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Shirley Wang The Trump administration is now taking a hard stance towards mainland China. While the current spotlight is on Sino-US economic frictions and specifically the trade war, the Trump administration is adding leverage on another issue: the Taiwan situation. For the past several decades, …

Remarks delivered by David Klafter at the People over Pipelines rally, State House steps, July 17th, 2016 We all know we are here to address the climate issue, and to stop this unnecessary and dangerous pipeline, and the tax that would pass along the cost …

The Omnipresent Danger

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry contends in his new book My Journey at the Nuclear Brink that we are closer to nuclear war today than we were during the Cold War. North Korea’s nuclear tests, an unstable political situation in Pakistan, and the United …

“Free trade” could bear no more ironic moniker, no matter how many times President Obama claims that new treaties will be good for America and that “nothing is secret.” Trade deals are easy to dismiss as obscure or bureaucratic, but the trickle-down effects, as past trade …

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