One of the most stunning defeats in tonight’s primary voting across the country was that of long-time Congressional Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel in a NY primary. Engel, who served in Congress 32 years, chaired the House foreign affairs committee. Its role in bringing forward foreign policy legislation crucial to the Israel Lobby. Engel had been […]
Elections: Where Hope Goes to DIe
Developments today in Israeli and U.S. elections combined to make me absolutely miserable. On top of that Seattle, where I live, is one of America’s premier Coronavirus hot spots. It is spreading like wildfire, but there is a preternatural calm in the city: road traffic is down, restaurants and stores are half-full. It’s as if […]
Democratic Party Elite Repeat. It’s 2016 All Over Again.
It’s deja vu all over again. 2016 revisited, with only a few modifications. Then Hillary Clinton slugged it out with Bernie Sanders, and in a war of attrition gradually built up an insurmountable lead, despite the massive excitement the insurgent candidate aroused among the left-wing of the Party. Clinton went on to run a lackluster […]
Super Tuesday as 2020 Watershed Moment
Today was a watershed in the road to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. It was, of course, the day that two of the four centrist candidates dropped out of the race and announced their endorsement of Joe Biden. But no matter how critical today was, tomorrow will be even more important. Because if Bernie Sanders […]