Why does the right love Hungary?

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for occasional written posts on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** The American conservative movement has a strange love affair with Hungary’s authoritarian leader Viktor Orban – so much so that next month the biggest annual event in conservativeContinue reading “Why does the right love Hungary?”

What is intersectionality?

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for occasional written posts on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** Intersectionality and critical race theory have become big issues in American politics in recent years. But watching that “debate” – if we can even call it that –Continue reading “What is intersectionality?”

Russian nukes on alert (emergency episode)

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** Just as this episode was being recorded, Russia announced its nuclear forces are being placed on alert. Andy discusses this as well as the currentContinue reading “Russian nukes on alert (emergency episode)”

How important is Ukraine to America?

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** As the crisis over Ukraine continues to unfold, there is one big question hovering behind it: Just how important is the independence and sovereignty ofContinue reading “How important is Ukraine to America?”

No, America isn’t headed for civil war

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the idea that America might be headed for a new civil war. But how likely is itContinue reading “No, America isn’t headed for civil war”

The case for abandoning Ukraine

*** Check out the free America Explained newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** Russia is threatening war with Ukraine, and demanding that America give in to a whole host of demands if conflict is to be avoided. InContinue reading “The case for abandoning Ukraine”

Was Roe v. Wade bad for the left?

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** We stand on the brink of a transformation in abortion rights in America. Just last week the Supreme Court seemed to indicate its openness toContinue reading “Was Roe v. Wade bad for the left?”

Biden, the U.S., and China

*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam *** After nearly a year in office, how has the Biden administration changed U.S.-China relations? And what sort of legacy was left by Donald Trump? InContinue reading “Biden, the U.S., and China”