Trump

In Paris

Coming into Paris by coach from Beauvais airport, there’s a stretch of road which backs onto a kind of shantytown. Temporary shed-sized structures form a…



Minced Meat in Hamburg

Stabiliy. Order. Security. That is what these big multinational summits are meant to project.  They are designed to reassure the lower orders (that’s you, me…


Berlusconi and Trump

So we elected this leader of the country. He had a background in light entertainment and a business reputation that was both grandiose and at…




Things We Lost In The Mire 21

HEZBOLLAH/ISREAL – Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal reports that Hezbollah has moved its elite forces from Syria to southern Lebanon south of the Litani River facing Israel….


The Latest Trump Crisis

It’s becoming a weekly tradition: a Donald Trump misstep and a media explosion, and not always in that order. The Washington Post reported late Monday…


Micromanaging a Superpower

The presidency of Donald Trump took one of its more outlandish of outlandish twists on Friday when the sitting president of the United States used…


Trump And A Tax-Free God

God is infallible. Although you could argue that he made a big mistake when He (or She?) scooped up a mess of Middle Eastern mud and…