Oval Office

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE’S HILLARITY TONIGHT…IN MOSCOW… (because of Czar Vladimir’s vulpine grins about his successful disruptive plays with Washington) Much like peeling an onion the story behind any Trump connections with Russia seems to be unfolding, layer by layer. In

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DON’T CRY TO ME…AMERICA… (…it’s just a bit of Peronismo to tide you over…don’t you know.) President Trump’s flurry of executive orders from his first week of work suggests his term in that Oval Office will create an even more

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ZIPPING PAST ANOTHER MILESTONE… (…in more ways than one) Over time birthdays tend to slip by barely making any kind of ripple in the routines of one’s daily life. Today is another one of those, zipping past such a milestone…in

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THE PUTIN-TRUMP VERSION OF AS TIME GOES BY (…a mutual greed for profit from power and glory) Romance has nothing to do with this version of that old song. It’s a question about their motives for having what seems to

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WASS IST DASS…DANKE GEBEN? (…just a bit of our folkloric myth as an excuse to stuff ourselves silly…once each year) We Americans have managed to come up with a large number of myths about our history, not just about us

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GETTING OUR ACT TOGETHER… (we can but hope it’s a possibility) There’s still a lot of moaning and wailing among folks upset about the results of this recent election. They just can’t accept the reality of it, and, for better

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IT’S THE WILDEST ELECTION YEAR YET AND THE ONLY EXPLANATION IS… (…that some people’s beliefs about the reasons for it are no weirder than any others…) People have all sorts of beliefs of one kind or another, especially when they

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A BIT OF COMIC RELIEF… (…from this year’s political combats…) The American political process, especially during a presidential election year, is much given to extremes of political posturing and wild rhetoric denigrating any opponent’s character, integrity, and qualifications for that

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HOW THE INFECTIOUS DYSENTERY OF POPULISM CAN SPREAD… (…whenever discontent with a non-responsive status quo abounds…) The English have let a populist mood stampede them right out of the European Union’s collective, into an ocean of economic and other uncertainties

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WHO IS BEST QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT… (…and what might those qualifications for it be?) There’s a lot of yammering going on right now about whether any of the currently proposed candidates for the Oval Office are “qualified” to be

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