Smart?

“… Cohen was present at the creation of the bond forged between Trump and this Putin-friendly oligarch…”(thus saith Mother Jones) If Mr. Trump was so smart why did he get himself a lawyer like Mr. Cohen whose own lawyer is Lanny Davis who I used to see on Sunday talk shows defending Democrats? And why … More Smart?

Keeping up with the …

For those aware only of the USA’s, France’s and England’s tearful reaction to Syria’s alleged chemical assault of opponents, Macron’s efforts in directing Mr. Trump’s anger should permit a rational analysis of US policy in Syria and the Middle East. For despite its loss of its colonial mandate to Syrian independence, France likely still has … More Keeping up with the …

It’s in their hands.

One of the few times I’ve witnessed Mr. Trump speaking without media commentary, other than video, I remember him saying that he really respects the military and that he would leave them alone and let them decide things. So why is he telling the military what to do about trans gender recruits?

Look to the generals.

Today I learned that the banning of transgender people from serving in the U.S. military is older than President Trump who if the majority of online commentary is correct is the ban’s author. But he is reinstating the ban not long after Obama cancelled it last year. Journalists should be teaching readers who in the … More Look to the generals.

What’s a lie?

They say Donald Trump lies but if Donald trump hadn’t lied about immigrant problems in Sweden I wouldn’t have learned about Malmo, Sweden. And if Donald trump lies don’t pundits lie too? When Shields and Brooks said in August 2015 after the first Republican candidate debate that Mr. Trump was not a serious candidate might … More What’s a lie?