Power Games in and out of Town

by BN Aziz Feb 2, 2021 “Stop Mitch McConnell!” screams yet another message to my inbox. Wait a minute; I understood that the power Mitch McConnell  wielded over the Senate (and the nation), thwarting all attempts at progressive reform and…

Careful! It’s Not All That Funny.

Jan. 22/21 by BN Aziz Counterpunch.org “Man, it’s hard doing comedy”. What? That was Chris Rock on January 12th talking with Stephen Colbert. Two of America’s funniest comedians were struck silent by the infamy at the U.S. Capitol days before.…

Relief; But A Cautious Hope

Relief; But A Cautious Hope

by Barbara Nimri Aziz      Nov 5, 2020             It’s a strange post-election feeling, one shared by many Americans, and perhaps many people worldwide. President Trump is on his way out. However many lawsuits are filed to claim the Biden-Harris team may…

What Can Americans Learn from New York’s Shrewd Governor, Andrew Cuomo?

What Can Americans Learn from New York’s Shrewd Governor, Andrew Cuomo?

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, October 28, 2020             Day 240 of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US; anxious New Yorkers are again invited to hear about changing conditions in their state and what the governor’s doing to protect them. Monday’s press…

Who Will Come to America’s Aid?

Who Will Come to America’s Aid?

JULY 21, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz USA needs help. Let’s face it: our democratic institutions aren’t working well; our president is behaving like a depraved, spiteful monarch; our police, with almost 19,000 independent units nationwide, are unmanageable; our unprecedented…

“Soft Power”: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields

“Soft Power”: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields

JULY 13, 2020, Global Research I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation’s global cultural reach as expressed through its ‘soft power’. A term coined by an American political scientist, soft power “involves shaping…