CHARLES E. MORRISON WRITES — The U.S. election is underway. With 16 days before the November 3 election day, 25 million Americans have already voted, more than 15% of the anticipated vote. In the states allowing early voting, the turnout has been driven by new voters and groups that polling…Full Article 2020 ELECTION: FINAL 16 DAYS
CHARLES E. MORRISON WRITES — Labor Day, in early September, traditionally marks the beginning of the U.S. presidential election campaigns. Now the race is almost continuous over a two-year period. But following the two national party conventions in last weeks of August, it has entered the final, two-month decisive stage.…Full Article A LETTER FROM AMERICA: BUT WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTION?
CHARLES E MORRISON WRITES — About two turbulent months ago, former Vice President Joe Biden had established a commanding lead in the Democratic nomination campaign, although his two more liberal competitors had not yet ended their efforts; and the looming coronavirus pandemic was threatening to fundamentally transform the political landscape. And…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: THE ARC OF A HISTORIC CRISIS
DR CHARLES E. MORRISON WRITES — As the result of a “whistle-blower” complaint alleging a presidential abuse of public office for political gain, the United States House of Representatives has embarked on a formal “inquiry” which may lead to impeachment of President Donald Trump. In almost 230 years of U.S.…Full Article IF PROCEEDING WITH IMPEACHMENT: A CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE GUIDE TO THE ARCANE PROCESS
CHARLES E. MORRISON WRITES – Predictions of the outcomes of the Trump-Xi Jinping meeting in Florida range from a looming disaster to a rosy new beginning. Of course, both leaders will claim success as a bad meeting helps neither, but true success is measured in the longer-term against expectations. These need…Full Article CHINA-U.S. SUMMIT: HOW BEST TO NEGOTIATE
Los Angeles – His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General for the last ten years (2007-2016), and the esteemed East-West Center in Hawaii, founded in 1960, will be honored at the annual gala awards dinner of the Pacific Century Institute later this month in Los Angeles. Ban, who stepped down…Full Article LOS ANGELES: PCI TO HONOR FORMER UN SECRETARY GENERAL AND EAST-WEST CENTER