Tag Archives: America First

Almost the Right Thing

There was that graduation at West Point long ago. Colin Powell spoke – he was fine. The Soviet Union had just collapsed and we had no enemies now. In fact, our idea of how societies should be organized had won. … Continue reading

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Trump as Charles de Gaulle

The final and complete liberation of Paris, on August 25, 1944, couldn’t come fast enough for Winston Churchill and the other Brits in London. Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the Free French Forces in exile there, had been a … Continue reading

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Misplaced Fascination

No one saw this coming – Haley to Leave Post as U.N. Ambassador at Year’s End – no one in our government or at the United Nations. It may be that President Trump didn’t see this coming either, although he … Continue reading

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And They Laughed

Brett Kavanaugh will make it to the Supreme Court or he won’t, but some things have been settled. The Republicans have lost the votes of most women forever. Donald Trump had changed his tune. There was no longer any need … 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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Anticipating Carnage

Donald Trump’s inaugural address was drafted by Stephen Miller, the kid from Santa Monica High School out here – the kid who hated the school’s Spanish-language announcements and the endless damned festivals of minority “cultures” and all the rest – … Continue reading

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The Nice Nazis

Perhaps, when Donald Trump said that there were probably many fine people marching with the white supremacist neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, he was thinking of the “nice Nazis” in Hogan’s Heroes – that odd prisoner of war sitcom that ran from … Continue reading

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