13 days of Asia: Trump

The President has embarked on an Asian trip. To do dear God knows what. Way out there, lumbering around Air Force One, flying high above the tatty planet, he ptew-ptew scored points with his handpicked lackeys who know nothing about foreign relations or rocket telemetry. U.S. President Donald Trump has …

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Pretty much speechless

I’m not sure I have anything fitting to say about President Donald Trump’s attempt at ‘leadership’ during the post-hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico. I mean…what would an appropriate comment be? He’s lashing out at both their threadbare political leaders – who are not out playing golf, but spending every ounce …

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Hullo fascism

Today’s depressing news drove me to Wikipedia where I spent time reading up on fascism. This thumbnail from Columbia’s Robert Paxton seems fit for us. Quote: A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline… Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his …

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The new normal

There are always plenty of things going on. There are the TV news breaks and press conferences. There are the incoming appointments and cabinet picks. There are the political players jockeying for high position, and the eventual winners and losers. There are the endless talks of policy and tone, priorities …

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