Tag: opinions

Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Opinion: Afghanistan will not define Joe Biden’s presidency

Last month, a Gallup survey asked Americans to name the “most important problem” facing the nation. There was a long list of matters, all of...

Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move...

Opinion: If you want to fix climate change, you need to fix this flaw in conventional economic thought

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Project Syndicate)—Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking—the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced—more apparent than in the...

Opinion: AOC’s master class in crushing Trumpian lies

And Greene didn’t’ disappoint those Trump fans by failing to serve up the rancid red meat they clearly crave. Furthering “The Big Lie,” Greene said...

Opinion: Saddle up for a summer rally in the stock market

Brace for a summer rally. COVID shutdowns caused the most dramatic economic contraction since the Great Depression but in 2020, the Federal Reserve printed $3.1 trillion to...

Donald Trump saw it coming (opinion)

That call, which Trump defended as “perfect,” and the administration’s pausing of security aid to Ukraine, would become the focus of his first impeachment, which...

Opinion: What Biden’s first 100 days might tell us about the rest of his presidency

Although skeptics predicted Biden might be a hesitant leader who would focus too much on elusive bipartisan deals out of fear of rocking the boat,...

These are the jeans women REALLY need (opinion)

But, according to news reports, there’s a new trend underway toward a looser-fitting, higher-waisted, roomier style. I’ll just say it: “mom jeans.” I doubt that...

Opinion: Safe water — it’s what women want

This International Women’s Day, we must address gender inequality and unite through this crisis to ensure women and children are prioritized in our recovery agenda....

Opinion: Biden’s historic victory for America—no thanks to GOP

Given the scale and scope of this measure, it is an accomplishment that will cement Biden’s historic role in overseeing the country’s recovery from the...

Opinion: Harry and Meghan expose palace hypocrisy

On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace announced that it was launching an investigation into accusations that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, bullied three employees within the royal...

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour

Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to address inequality, but that might not be the best way to fix that problem. Conservative—and...

Opinion; Trump is not a fascist. But that didn’t make him any less dangerous to our democracy

Unfortunately, there are no signs of these comparisons abating anytime soon. In the wake of the attack on the US Capitol, alarmists warning of a...

Opinion: Amanda Gorman reminded America what poetry can do

Audre Lorde told us this in 1977. Although she spoke specifically to women, I hope she won’t mind me saying that her words can apply...

Does Asia’s superior response to COVID mean that the ‘Asian Century’ has begun?

LONDON (Project Syndicate)—In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common to divide countries and their responses according to their political systems, with...

Trade will be the toughest test for Biden’s foreign policy

Joe Biden campaigned on a platform to restore America’s standing in the world by repairing ties with our allies, create greater domestic equity through improvements...

Opinion: How Biden can use ‘Covid diplomacy’ to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program

The man with the balloon had worked with us as I (Kee B. Park) and North Korean neurosurgeon Dr. Choe removed a tumor from the...

Opinion: Trump transition show is jumping the shark

Republicans mocked it as “Franksgiving”, and it was a hotly divisive issue, cleaving Americans living in states who supported FDR’s New Deal from those who...

Opinion: Who’s afraid of Joe Biden? Not Benjamin Netanyahu

Fast forward to May 2011. This time, Netanyahu lectured President Barack Obama (or so it was characterized by PBS) about the Middle East peace process,...

Opinion: Biden’s mistake about Trump

The President-elect is right in believing that Trump’s efforts to overturn the people’s will in the election will fail. In the end, the courts will...

Opinion: McCain’s revenge? Biden’s win in Arizona is more than that

As a candidate, Trump said of the Arizona senator, who endured five and a half years at the notorious Vietnam prison nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton,...

How Biden can get the two tribes of America to trust each other again

Getty Images This is a precarious moment. With Donald Trump still recklessly and falsely proclaiming that he won and the COVID-19 pandemic causing new extremes...

Opinion: The ghost haunting the 2020 election

The ghost of 2016, when Donald Trump overcame dismal mid-October polls and eked out a surprise Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton to become president....