The crisis in the U.S. is so bad that Donald Trump is increasingly seen as a dictatorial autocrat, closer to Caligula than to Alexander Hamilton.
[R]epublicans lost the battle in a state where the Democrats’ victory, as one American columnist put it, is as improbable as Jamaica beating New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup.
America is a hazard to itself.
Even in an overwhelmingly conservative state, which has elected Republican senators for the last 25 years, the electorate seems unwilling to endorse the erratic, authoritarian and unprofessional way of governing provided by the current occupant of the White House.
The slap Alabama inflicted on the president demonstrates that rational, young, educated, female, urban, ethnically diverse America did not die on November 2016.
<i>The extremist Republican politician Roy Moore, suspected of sexual misconduct, by no means lacks a chance to win a Senate seat in Alabama.* Since Donald Trump, evangelical voters have had less trouble with immoral behavior.</i>
Before the Rev. Lewis Smith’s dancing and screaming brings the members of his [Read more]
[Trump] has managed to erect a sinister hall of mirrors in which the truth can hardly be distinguished from fabrications and lies.
<i>They began in the church, but now the scandals even reach the U.S. Congress.</i>
First, and for many years, they were unique to the Catholic Church. A few weeks ago, they erupted in the world of Hollywood. The media have followed suit. And now comes politics —particularly the U.S. Congress and the Senate — [Read more]