Fear is ... what Trump uses to try to hold onto his power ... But it is not certain that this fear can rally the troops to vote in favor of pro-Trump candidates.
McCain represented everything that Trump is not, everything that the United States no longer is.
McCain’s conviction that, with concrete as well as general political issues, the other party is not a “tribal” enemy to be stomped into the ground, but someone with whom he could reach agreement for the sake of the common good ... will be symbolically lowered into the grave this weekend.
The various ceremonies in honor of the late senator and war veteran, John McCain, have praised the principles upon which the oldest and most solid democracy in the world was founded, as well as emphasized the political loneliness of President Donald Trump.
The president of the United States was absent from the [Read more]
Trump, a small petty man and McCain’s polar opposite. This is undoubtedly how history will judge him.
[I]t’s unreasonable and dangerous that in a democracy, only a decorated war hero can appeal to consensus without appearing disloyal.
John McCain was a staunch supporter of that military-industrial complex.
<i>The sad fervor with which Americans have mourned his passing explains the significance of his figure well: He was a dignified man who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.</i>
As a Navy pilot, as a tortured prisoner of war, as a congressman or as a senator, John McCain had one goal in his life: to [Read more]