Entries Tagged as 'Political Commentary'

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Freeports and secret accounts in the art world

A Nazi-looted Modigliani was seized from the Geneva Freeport in the collection of Edmond Safra’s cousin David Nahmad. That heaven of anonymity was also the site of the “Bouvier affair,” an art world scandal involving an art handler turned dealer, a Russian oligarch, secret bank accounts, and even a Leonardo. Yves Bouvier, “the king of the freeports,” […]

Friday, April 8th, 2016

‘Panama Papers:” Doomed to Oblivion? A History

No major quest for transparency or accountability will come about as result of the Panama Papers. The financial world system protects a power structure immune from investigation and legal repercussions.

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Justice Has Been Done

“To win that war, we need a commander-in-chief, not a law professor standing at a lectern.” Sarah Palin, 2008 The bully who promised to “smoke him out of his cave” and his pack of thugs (Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld) failed to deliver. A Constitutional law professor accomplished the mission. Three years into his presidency, […]

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I Hear America Singing

  Tuesday’s victory for Barack Obama proved that poetry and justice are still vibrant possibilities. I hear America singing. Whitman, Thoreau, Martin Luther King still ring with authenticity. Could days of lies, unfairness, and blindness to inequity be part of our painful growth as a nation? Can a new leadership bring new optimism in the […]

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Rethinking a Party

Le Figaro stated that this year’s presidential elections would lead the Democrats to “an examination of conscience.” The French daily quoted party insiders who see the future of the Party in the hands of new figures like Barack Obama. “We came up short in the White House and in the Senate,” complained Hillary Clinton to […]