Donald Trump was elected with a mandate to make deals and “drain the swamp.” I had my doubts he could make a difference in the geopolitical realm. But even on economic matters, he has not had a lot of success. His Tiktok saga reveals just how far he has left people down. [This article is cross posted at the Saker; a short, abridged version of this article was … [Read more...] about Tiktok – How Trump Failed America
Interesting story from NYT today titled "Judge Tells Apple to Help Unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone." Here is an excerpt: WASHINGTON — A judge in California on Tuesday ordered Apple to help the F.B.I. unlock an iPhone used by one of the attackers in the assault in San Bernardino that killed 14 people in December. The ruling handed the F.B.I. a potentially important … [Read more...] about How would this story be reported if it were China asking Apple for a way to get into a Terrorist’s phone?
If there is a religion in the modern world, it is the fanatic belief in democratic self-governance. From a philosophical perspective, the legitimacy of democratic self-government requires the notion of a public forum - a democratic corpus, a public sphere formed by citizens, if you will - to frame, debate and discuss political issues and events, free from "government … [Read more...] about Case Study on Democratic Self-Governance: NSA Oversight, a Straight Game of Poker?