Charles RichardsonJan 23, 2017
A study of opinion shifts during Obama's time in office argues against the idea that Trump and the Republican Party have history on their side.
Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment
Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on fake news and free speech.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20174 Comments
Peter Singer suggests a partial remedy for the "fake news" epidemic, but it raises some deep problems.
Charles RichardsonJan 5, 20171 Comment
The season of peace and goodwill has produced little of either in the Middle East. But as a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians looks ever more remote, no-one seems willing to spell out the alternatives.
Charles RichardsonDec 24, 2016
A republic threatened by the tensions of empire and the rise of authoritarian demagogues. Now, where have we seen that before?
Charles RichardsonDec 8, 20166 Comments
Hillary Clinton's victory keeps getting bigger in terms of votes. But America seems stuck with a system where votes don't matter.
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.
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.
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.