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Ambiguity Wins

Some diplomatic agreements work and some don’t. Those that work seem to be based on delicate ambiguity. The United States has had an odd One-China Policy in place since 1972 – “The United States acknowledges that Chinese on either side … Continue reading

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The Sensible People Elsewhere

Work on the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961 – the German Democratic Republic built their Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) cutting off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin, protecting its citizens from fascist elements conspiring to … Continue reading

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The Question of Competence

There no point in citing the polls anymore. They’re all the same. One year after Americans elected Donald Trump, poll after poll shows that more than sixty percent of all Americans “disapprove” of the way that their new President Trump … Continue reading

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The First Crisis

Hurricane Harvey doesn’t count. That may be the first test of our new president – his first crisis – but this wasn’t his fault. These things happen. Even so, Donald Trump was now supposed to be an empathizing, unifying, consoling, … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Roll of the Dice

Americans are optimistic can-do folks. Things will always work out, one way or another. Only fools panic. Americans are pragmatic. There’s a solution out there to every problem. Wait. Cooler heads will prevail. Americans may have to give up their … Continue reading

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Little Men

Baby boomers have their memories. Outside the window here, across the hills, there’s the Griffith Observatory in the distance. That’s where the iconic 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause starts, with a knife fight, and ends, with a shootout. James Dean … Continue reading

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Geopolitical Theology

It was a day for geopolitical theology: Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers who preached the morning of his inauguration, has released a statement saying the president has the moral authority to take out North … Continue reading

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