Under attack from both Left and Right, liberalism today seems truly endangered, should it be?
Why do things look grim for liberal democracy these days? How can our traditional democratic values fight back? Can we get together on any unimpeachable authority?
Published May 17, 2020 in Warp & Woof Tara Reade, Casualty William Sundwick No, she didn’t get the timing right. She knew she only had weak corroboration for her accusation that Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, when she was a young staffer in his office. Alas, it wasContinue reading “Tara Reade, Casualty”
Published May 3, 2020 in Warp & Woof Power of Denial William Sundwick Under increasing pressure to deal with Tara Reade’s allegation of sexual assault, Joe Biden went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to reiterate his campaign’s official position – flat denial. “It never happened.” The campaign had already sent appeals to supporters toContinue reading “Power of Denial”
Published February 7, 2020 in Warp & Woof What Happens in Iraq Stays in Iraq? What Really Did Happen in January? William Sundwick On January 3, we received news that a U.S. drone had killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimaniwhile he visited militias in Iraq. He was allegedly the second most powerful man in Iran, aContinue reading “What Happens in Iraq Stays in Iraq?”
Published October 26, 2019 in Warp & Woof Leftist or Liberal? Where Do You Fit? William Sundwick Modern liberalismgoes back a long way. Let’s start with John Locke in the 17thcentury. He came up with the idea that governments exist to serve the needs of the people. Obvious to us now, but directly opposed toContinue reading “Leftist or Liberal?”
Great opinion piece from Slate — follow-up to “2020 Campaign Notes” — Joe Biden, the counter-intuitive candidate?
Published May 17, 2019 in Warp & Woof 2020 Campaign Notes Warp & Woof Has Opinions William Sundwick Twenty-two candidatesand counting*. That’s where we stand with Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. The first Democratic debate will occur late next month, and the bar for inclusion on the debate floor is low: either a 1% showingContinue reading “2020 Campaign Notes”
Published November 15, 2018 in Warp & Woof 2018 Election Recap Blue Ripple or Wave? William Sundwick It didn’t take long after the 2016 election for organizing to start. The Women’s March the day after the Inauguration was an affirmation of public disdain for the newly elected president and everything he stood for. So angry,Continue reading “2018 Election Recap”
Published June 4, 2018 in Warp & Woof American Politics for the 21st Century Making the Old New Again William Sundwick Something has happened to the American political order in the last few years – both before and since the last Presidential election. Neither major political party is “your father’s” Democratic or Republican Party. PartisansContinue reading “American Politics for the 21st Century”