How to Repair the US-China Relationship – and Prevent a Modern Cold War

by Jimmy Carter Washington Post January 2, 2019 Forty years ago, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and I normalized diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States, putting an end to three decades of hostility. This led to an era distinguished by peace in East Asia and the Pacific region. China’s spectacular economic growth, … Continue reading How to Repair the US-China Relationship – and Prevent a Modern Cold War

October Surprise: The Election Story of the Decade

by Gary Sick New York Times SUSPICIONS about a deal between the Reagan campaign and Iran over the hostages have circulated since the day of President Reagan's inaugural, when Iran agreed to release the 52 American hostages exactly five minutes after Mr. Reagan took the oath of office. Later, as it became known that arms … Continue reading October Surprise: The Election Story of the Decade

October Surprise – George HW Bush Denied Everything

The Election Story of the Decade The October Surprise refers to a plot to influence the outcome of the 1980 United States presidential election, contested between incumbent president Jimmy Carter (D–GA) and his opponent, former California governor Ronald Reagan (R–CA). One of the leading national issues during that year was the release of 52 Americans being … Continue reading October Surprise – George HW Bush Denied Everything

Lies, Damn Lies, and Post-truth

by  Lee McIntyre  Conversation Nov 19, 2018 Most politicians lie. Or do they? Even if we could find some isolated example of a politician who was scrupulously honest – former President Jimmy Carter, perhaps – the question is how to think about the rest of them. And if most politicians lie, then why are some Americans so … Continue reading Lies, Damn Lies, and Post-truth

The Hubris of Ignorance

The Hubris of Ignorance ~ Jim Wright (Stonekettle Station) Have  you been following this? All these airplane crashes? And everyone is so confused. Everyone is going, Gosh, how come there are so many airplane crashes? Well, um, I gotta theory here. You remember, what was it? Like, uh, four years ago? The air traffic controllers, … Continue reading The Hubris of Ignorance

Jimmy Carter lives Modestly in His Georgia Hometown

immy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.” She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders … Continue reading Jimmy Carter lives Modestly in His Georgia Hometown