Tag Archives: Brexit

That Shallow Emptying Feeling

There’s a rule here in Hollywood – the Brit is the calm one, the character who won’t get flustered, the one with the stiff upper lip, the one who will keep calm and carry on, the one who will, with … Continue reading

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Boris Shows How It’s Done

This is getting tiresome. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi and John Wagner report on the spat of the day: President Trump says he wants to change the channel on Fox News, the cable network that helped make his political career … Continue reading

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American and British Carelessness

Washington was waiting in breathless anticipation for the Mueller hearings to begin. The man who investigated Trump was going to tell all, except he’d already said he had nothing more to add – read his report – that’s all he … Continue reading

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Other Problems Elsewhere

It is very possible that the president of the United States is a criminal. And it is very possible that his criminality made him president. Prosecutors made clear in a sentencing memo for his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, that Trump … Continue reading

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Knowing the Neighborhood

Anything that lasts seventy-five years is what is – the way things are. European nations, armed to the teeth, full of nationalistic pride, do not go to war with each other. They’re not armed to the teeth. Their nationalistic pride … Continue reading

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Not a Prayer

On the last Friday evening in April, America caught a break. There was no big news, which for most Friday evenings of the Trump presidency had been the rule. This was the exception. President Trump didn’t fire Robert Mueller. He … Continue reading

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Going Double-Dutch

Globalization and nationalism don’t mix well. They can’t, but this has been going on a long time. In the seventeenth century the Dutch were a global trading power, the global trading power, and the British wanted to be just that. … Continue reading

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