Tag Archives: America Alone

One Very Bad Day

What happened? In one day everything fell apart, because four things happened. After the president ignored the advice of everyone in the government and in the military, he announced the United States was pulling its troops out of Syria – … Continue reading

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Only His Anger

Germans have a reputation for being methodical and efficient, and dispassionate. Their cars do what they’re supposed to do and don’t break down. Germans sweat the details. They overlook nothing. That’s why Angela Merkel is where she is. She has … Continue reading

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Leaving Early

The Group of Seven met in Canada – seven important industrial nations in the world there to talk about trade and development and security and climate and women’s rights and all sorts of things – and President Trump arrived an … Continue reading

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The Answer That Now Settles Everything

That was some week. Every week is really something now. Donald Trump really is the president now. There’s never a dull moment. This was the week that Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the six-nation nuclear deal with … Continue reading

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About the Basics of Governing

Things didn’t work out. Republicans finally had control of the House and the Senate and the White House, but they couldn’t repeal Obamacare even when they set up that vote under the “reconciliation” rule in the Senate that meant they’d … Continue reading

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Real Transformers

There are days that change things. There was Tuesday, July 27, 2004 – the place was Boston – Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention to all the partisans who wanted to toss out George … Continue reading

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