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BBC bias is not a problem

Note: This piece was written during the election but went unpublished. I’m posting it here given the recent attacks on the BBC from both the…


Dealing with Lies

The problem with that belief is that it undermines the very foundations of democracy. If you cannot believe your elected representatives than what is the…


Whither NATO?

“The most successful military alliance in history” is one description. Another is “brain dead.” And a third is “obsolete.” The fact is that all the…


The Laffer Curve

It is an economic model called the Laffer Curve and it is reeks of common sense and good economic stewardship. It is also being studiously…



Losing Face

It is meant to be a Chinese thing. Face is very important. A western synonym might be a combination of pride and credibility. At any…



Trump is Right

Trump is right. He is wrong about most things and there is insufficient space to list them all in this article. But he is bang…


Donald Trump’s Dream

5 AM. Clouds part over north-west Syria. Lucidity in a fevered dream. The fighting had been intense. Since the eight special forces helicopters emerged from…


Trump the Pushover

Donald Trump likes to portray himself as strong man. A hard, tough man who stands up to the rest of the world, tweets it like…