A different approach to navigating political dynamics

It was a brilliant political maneuver — and few Democrat learned from it. In 1994, Newt Gingrich’s innovative “Contract With America” made the Republican Party appear serious, pragmatic, reformist. No matter that every decent promise in the Contract later wound up neutered or…

That is the question of the day.

Impeachment frenzy? I am glad the Democratic Party “Roosevelt wing” is very active. Still, disunity is the enemy’s goal; it is vital to avoid splitterism and falling for tricks to harm our enlightenment-patriotic coalition against the Putinist Cabal.

Especially, all this piling onto…

There’s something I want to say in the wake of a July Fourth celebration that cretins and foreign agents tried to hijack, aided by the reflex that some of our own citizens express, toward any sign of overt patriotism.

It’s easy to shrug off the powers that Pax Americana used…

Where are we headed — as economic inequality grows?

A crucial divide exists between those oligarchs who believe that insatiable cheating will forever perch them atop a neo-feudal pyramid of inherited wealth and power vs. those who can smell inevitable revolution.

“It’s not whether we should be capitalist or socialist…

My final word — prior to this critical midterm election — is not directed to residually sane Republicans, or fence sitters, or even lazy Democrats (vote!) Instead it goes out to… Henchmen! To the few dozen of you out there who are right now helping to pull some clever cheat…

Back in the 1990s, I participated in a discussion at an (unnamed) Washington DC agency, where the question was raised: “What could our enemies do to bring down even a pre-eminent Pax Americana?”

Even then, there were many foes desperately eager to find a way. Some deluded themselves with fantasies…

David Brin

Author, scientist, public speaker. My books include The Transparent Society, The Postman, Earth, Existence, and Startide Rising.

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