Let’s have a contest. The first 2020 Presidential debate will take place on Tuesday, September 29, in Cleveland, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. Quadrennially, these debates attract a lot of attention—the first Clinton-Trump debate in 2016 drew 84 million viewers—but this year, an important and unusual question looms over the debate season: will … Continue reading Will He Debate?
There are many takeaways from this week’s Democratic National Convention. First, the experiment worked. Producing such a complex virtual gathering is an immense undertaking as anyone who has organized a simple zoom meeting can attest. This week’s virtual conference included scores of “scenes,” some performed live and some pre-recorded. So plaudits to the organizers, stage … Continue reading Find the Light
Progressives have long feared that Donald Trump’s continued shattering of cultural and political norms is sabotaging democracy itself. His penchant for authoritarian leaders, his bromance with Vladimir Putin, his love of military parades, his separating children from their parents at the border, his threat to use federal agents against protesters, his dismissal of intelligence briefings, … Continue reading Dismantling Democracy
Joe Biden’s announcement this week of Senator Kamala Harris as the choice to be his running mate is brilliant on so many levels. She complements the ticket geographically, demographically and vocationally. His staff was able to keep the announcement leak-free and yet choosing the Senator from California evoked little surprise. Her ability to be both … Continue reading Forgiveness
We are deeply honored to announce that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has confirmed that he will address our JUST FUTURE virtual conference at 9:30 a.m. EDT (US) on Wednesday July 15 during our opening plenary. This late-breaking development is a tribute to long-standing efforts over the past ten years to build bridges of respect … Continue reading Imran Khan at JUST FUTURE