Category Archives: Trump and Russia

Not Much but Everything

It wasn’t much. The date was Sunday, June 18, 1972, the byline was Alfred E. Lewis, Washington Post Staff Writer, and the story was this: Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence … Continue reading

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A Clear and Present Danger

Tom Clancy spun a pretty good yarn in A Clear and Present Danger – a president issues an executive order to assassinate a whole lot of Colombian drug lords, without telling Congress, or Colombia, because a president can do that, … Continue reading

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Off to Helsinki

Helsinki is nice. Finland is nice. Sibelius is nice – his Finlandia is magnificent and John Williams’ soaring main theme for the Harry Potter movies is pretty much Sibelius’ Seventh Symphony turned a bit more dissonant. All the voicings are … Continue reading

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This Mission to Moscow

The past is strange. In 1942 Benny Goodman had a big hit with Mission to Moscow – it does swing – and the next year Warner Brothers released their Mission to Moscow directed by Michael Curtiz – in response to … Continue reading

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Current Tweet Theory

Sunday mornings are problematic. Some folks go to church. Others nurse a hangover – black coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle helps. Kris Kristofferson – the country music singer-songwriter and actor – knows this. And he’s no dummy. … Continue reading

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The Hammer Drops

President Trump has ordered up a big military parade in Washington – tanks and missiles in the streets and giant bombers in the sky, and troops marching, lots of troops, and the Pentagon is humoring him. They’re slow-walking the planning. … Continue reading

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Capturing the Flag

Kids used to play “Capture the Flag” – two teams each have a flag and the idea is to capture the other team’s flag. Make your way into the opposing team’s territory, grab their flag, and return with it to … Continue reading

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