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Forcing the Issue

Things came to a head. On one side there’s what the Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Karoun Demirjian report here: Much of the Republican Party is pressing ahead with debunked claims about Ukraine as they defend President Trump from possible … 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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Whispers in His Ear

In any large organization there’s the boss who says what’s what. This is the mission. This is what we’re trying to do, and never forget it. These are the policies. Implement them or get out. Keep your qualms to yourself. … Continue reading

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The Days of Confusion

This used to be easier. Everyone knew what Ronald Reagan wanted to do – reduce the role of the federal government in just about everything and lower taxes on those who create wealth and prosperity – large corporations and the … Continue reading

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Not Just a Coincidence

fDonald Trump went to Europe to blow things up. At the NATO summit he blew up NATO. Each NATO nation must pay its fair share. They’ve all agreed to increase their military spending to two percent of their GDP by … 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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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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