The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership highlights the shortsightedness of US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and further feeds a narrative that China is not merely ascendant, she is stepping into a role than the US has willingly abrogated.
This year we ended decades of consecutive gains. In fact, we not only stopped improving the general lot of humanity, we actually reversed some of the positive trends.
China does spend billions on espionage and Chinese agents are constantly being discovered infiltrating western universities, corporations, and governments. We should still let in Hong Kong refugees.
The battle had exhausted both of them. They sat around a fire stoked by a flaming arrow lodged in the chest of a fallen hoplite, now under a pile of corpses popping and squirming unnaturally in the flames. Pyres like this burned all around them, littering the now quiet field.
Republicans were not absent from this election. It seems that a lot of Republicans just didn’t vote for Trump. They may not have voted for Joe Biden but they didn’t vote for Trump.
After two years of constant campaigning, the new is finally upon us. The interminable electioneering and gaudy rhetoric will end next week.
Except it won’t. Because politics in America never stops now.
All writing is simultaneously editing – choosing what I write about in the first place is as potentially prejudiced as how I choose to write about it.
So here’s who I may vote for…
Washington, D.C. appears anxious. Perhaps I’d been cooped up in my rural hideaway for too long but the pavements were only empty of people to be still full of tension.
It turns out that Americans may not only cast ballots more regularly than voters in most other countries, we might also do so with far greater frequency. American voters are asked to vote more and more often than we may appreciate – and this is dragging down participation.
The new National Security Law changes nothing. Hong Kong was always going to end up under Beijing’s direct control. The new law is hastening that but the world should perhaps consider that China has treated Hong Kong relatively gently. It could have been much worse.