Good Guys Versus Bad Guys

The election season is over, so there is a welcome reprieve from all of the boorish, childish, and downright dishonest politicking. Republicans should be happy with the wins. They should hold their applause, however, until the reality becomes evident a few years down the road. The rhetoric may change, but Continue Reading →

Voting Rights and Abuse of Power

Hong Kong is not the only place with election-rights drama. The Supreme Court of the United States has, for now, blocked the implementation of voter identification laws in Texas and Wisconsin. Both sides of the cases strenuously defend their positions and charge the opposition with evil and with nefarious purposes. Continue Reading →

Hong Kong and True Democracy

Thousands of people filled the streets of Hong Kong, demonstrating for true, direct democracy for the tiny island. Hong Kong is a separate administrative region of China, but China agreed to let it continue as a semi-autonomous area after it assumed control from the British in 1997. The irony of Continue Reading →