Why Are Americans Being so Stupid?

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As an American-Hongkonger living in Hong Kong, I am embarrassed being repeatedly asked why Americans are being so stupidly stubborn about face masks and social distancing. This includes conversations with Chinese-Americans and black and white American brothers and sisters in Hong Kong and America. Bottom line, I feel safer living in Hong Kong with its […]

A Two-Horse Race With A Wagging Dog on the Horizon

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The Democratic Party race to be the party Standard Bearer to determine who will challenge the Commander in Chief, President Trump, has boiled down to a two-horse race between two septuagenarians. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. President Trump commands several military options from the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullahs in Iran, Bro […]

Human Rights, Whose and Who Defines?

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The new Commission on Unalienable Rights announced by the Trump administration on July 8, to be headed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the State Department, has raised a lot of eyebrows and questions. Not surprising really. America’s Founding Fathers spelled out human rights in America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776, and America reaffirmed […]

An Ugly Preview of 2020 Presidential Election

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Watching President Trump and former Vice President Biden exchange political insults as they crisscrossed Iowa on Tuesday, was an ugly preview of the 2020 presidential election. Trump, not having any challengers to the Republican nomination, zeroed in the entire day and night with his killer nicknames on Biden, who has 22 Democrats vying for their […]

Anti-Semitism and China Trumping

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With the 2020 presidential and congressional elections in the U.S. warming up in the shadow of the current U.S.-China trade dispute, anti-Semitism and China thumping are on the rise. Income inequality, economic stagnation, looming recession, fear of unknown cultures, civilizations and people, make many Anglos, Latinos and African-Americans feel vulnerable. They blame these economic shortcomings […]

Political Systems Are Rigged

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Watching the House Judiciary Committee members yesterday put forth their respective arguments for and against impeaching Attorney General William Barr, I couldn’t help conclude America’s political system, like most political systems worldwide — is rigged. The partisan arguments for impeachment by the Democratic members of the committee, and against impeachment by the Republican members, were […]

Democrats and American Democracy

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The number and diversity of the 18 Democratic candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 2020, with others that may join, is representative of how American democracy works. By offering the voting public an American buffet of political choices. Old, young, male, female, straight, gay, Anglo, African American, Asian, Latino, rich and middle-class. Religion irrelevant. […]