Category Archives: Trump and Russia

When Things Actually Fall Apart

When things fall apart they look like these two nuggets from a survey at the end of the recent Yale CEO Summit in Manhattan: President Trump: Three in four CEOs said they often apologized to their international business partners about … Continue reading

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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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