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Death of a dictator

Charles RichardsonNov 28, 2016

The death of Fidel Castro would be a good opportunity for reflection on some serious issues. Instead, many on both sides have embarrassed themselves.

Two million and still counting

Charles RichardsonNov 25, 20164 Comments

Not only did Hillary Clinton clearly win the popular vote, her margin is still growing. That marks a problem that America really needs to address.

An unusual president, but not an unusual election

Charles RichardsonNov 18, 2016

Much commentary on the US election misses the point completely. The predecessor that Trump most closely resembles is not Ronald Reagan but Mitt Romney.

The upside of Trump

Charles RichardsonNov 15, 20162 Comments

There's no reason to expect anything good from a Trump presidency. The best we can do is find some reasons why it might not be quite as bad as feared.

We need more democracy, not less

Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment

Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.

Election preview: United States

Charles RichardsonNov 9, 20161 Comment

Election day is finally here, with the US set to elect its first female president. Here's what to watch for.

Responsibility for Trump: Part II

Charles RichardsonNov 8, 2016

Only so much responsibility attaches to party leaders; ultimately the voters are the ones who decide. In America they have decided to mostly stick with their respective parties, and nobody really seems to know why.

Responsibility for Trump: Part I

Charles RichardsonNov 7, 20161 Comment

Far too few conservatives have spoken out against Donald Trump, and even those that have need to look more searchingly in the mirror.

Libertarians vs conservatives – an update

Charles RichardsonAug 19, 2016

Young libertarians and conservatives attend another debate, and tell us what they think. It's interesting, and disturbing.

Two lectures, or how libertarians lost the plot

Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments

The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.

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