Commentary: Trump’s fake trade deficit problem

A recent letter by Andy Andrew (DSN Aug. 15) and a followup (Aug 30) by myself discussed China, some reciprocal covert activities, the U.S.-China trade deficit, and Trump’s trade war. There is actually a little more to this story and it is important. And, I think many readers will be enlightened by the additional material […]

Commentary: Is the enemy really China? Perhaps not

Andy Andrew’s letter to DSN (“China is the concern” Aug. 15) started out by suggesting that China should be our main worry but ended by asking if we are hypocrites because the USA meddles in the affairs of other counties, too. I think it’s not so simple as that. On the meddling question there is […]

Commentary: We need health care for all in America

Patricia Frey’s piece (“The big scary ‘S’ word,” DSN 7/19) was very much on the right track with her discussion of the “s” word (i.e. socialism) and Medicare for All. I would just like to add some important clarifications and some specific focus. Frey tried to be fair in defining and judging socialism in the […]

Commentary: Mixed messages in response to president

Jack Hoban’s commentary, “Saddle up for next election” (DSN 6/20), was followed by Beverly Monahan’s response, “Republicans are not Tories” (DSN 6/24). We need to look again at what they each said. We have a clear case of some people seeing what they want to see and looking the other way if they don’t like […]