Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Capturing the Flag

Kids used to play “Capture the Flag” – two teams each have a flag and the idea is to capture the other team’s flag. Make your way into the opposing team’s territory, grab their flag, and return with it to … Continue reading

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The Mad King Tweets

In Washington, it was a day about tomorrow – President Trump was going to announce that the United States would withdraw for the Paris Climate Accords – or that the United States wouldn’t. No one knew which it would be, … Continue reading

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Being Elegantly Right

We’ve always had a problem with the French. The women are too thin and elegant and the men too self-contained and self-controlled – another form of elegance. This tends to make proudly loud and casual Americans feel inadequate, which makes … Continue reading

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Not Sleepy At All

Friday and Saturday nights here on the Sunset Strip are as wild as one would expect. The streets and clubs are jammed. Locals hide, and wait for Sunday morning, when the sun comes up over the Griffith Observatory in the … Continue reading

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Flynn No More

There are things that no one is supposed to know, and that no one knows. Russia has spies, America has spies, everyone has spies – but no one knows who they are or what they do or have done. There’s … Continue reading

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The Damn Fool

Discretion is the better part of valor. Pick your fights. Sing a few choruses of Let It Be – or follow the advice of W. C. Fields – “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s … Continue reading

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Trump’s Lafayette

There’s some massive rethinking going on, but perhaps the Russians are now the French of long ago. France helped us win our first revolution. The Russians will help us win this one – to take back America from the wrong … Continue reading

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