Tag Archives: Trump and Putin

No Ordinary Joe

Joe Biden, old and a bit scattered, but pleasant and well-meaning and open, who wants the nation to get back to being calm and sensible, with minimal shouting, is running for president as kind of an ordinary Joe – a … Continue reading

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Outfoxed Again

Time flies. In March it was Jane Mayer in the New Yorker with The Making of the Fox News White House – which probably shocked no one – everyone had already guessed things like this: Sean Hannity has told colleagues … Continue reading

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Just Ignore Him

Baby Boomers – America’s Old Farts – remember duck-and-cover in grade school and watched that Dr. Strangelove movie in high school (1964) and on Election Day that year watched as Lyndon Johnson buried Barry Goldwater. Madmen in power can and probably … Continue reading

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Signaling Admiration

The First World War was supposed to be the War to End All War – because that would settle matters in Europe, and down through Africa and over in the Middle East too – and it sort of did. The … Continue reading

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Somehow Incredibly Clear

The generals are gone. They have been replaced by angry amateurs. And that has consequences: President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, asked the Pentagon to develop options for a military strike against Iran … Continue reading

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Some Other Person Elsewhere

Las Vegas is a miserable nasty place in the middle of the desert but this started in 2003: Las Vegas’ “What Happens Here, Stays Here” slogan is one of the more famous taglines in modern tourism marketing and one of … Continue reading

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Trump in the City of Books

It’s a good place: Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America”. The city has the busiest live theater industry in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions. In fact, … Continue reading

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