Here Comes the Boom

  With Mike Flynn spilling the beans, Trump’s days in the White House are numbered. Unless… It’s the “unless” that scares me. This is not a sane human being. This is Trump. And he is capable of anything, however unthinkable, to avert his exposure and disgrace. So how can he head off Robert Mueller’s damning […]
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As War Clouds Gather

  The TV pundits that I listen to seem obsessed with Trump’s tweets, the various probes into the Russian  hacking scandal, aborted release of documents that would shed light on JFK’s assassination and the  GOP’s internal bickering. They don’t seem to care that the world could end tomorrow. I am not referring to the Second Coming, […]
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Will Trump Listen Now?

  The whole world knows the shouting match between Trump and Kim Jong-un is a bad idea. And myriad voices have been raised in an effort to calm things down. Unfortunately, the two loudmouths haven’t been listening. But when Vladimir Putin chimes in with a word of warning, perhaps Trump, at least, will pay attention. In an article on […]
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Danger in the Himalayas

With more than a billion people each, China and India are home to 36 percent of the world’s population. And they are the world’s two fastest-growing economies. But that’s not what makes me worry when soldiers from these two nations face off in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. What gives me the shivers is that both […]
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The Shaming of America

  The bloated, red-faced figure standing in the Rose Garden and shown on TV screens around the world has become the symbol of America’s shame. Ironically, this is the man who promised to “make America great again.” Obviously pandering to his oil and coal peddling pals – especially his oil dependent buddy in Russia – this sycophantic quisling […]
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Is China our Hope for Peace?

As China moves cautiously to ease the tension between the US and North Korea, I am beginning to wonder if the Chinese hold the key to world peace. President Xi Jinping (photo) is restrained and cerebral –  a rarity in a world where the likes of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump are surprisingly popular. And […]
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No Nukes from Pyongyang

  My sister-in-law Faye is worried about North Korea. She heard on the TV news that Kim Jong-un is threatening to nuke North America. But I can assure Faye nothing of the kind will happen. The nutty North Korean dictator has been threatening to nuke Americans (and South Koreans and Japanese and…) forever and we’re all […]
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As Russia and China Flex Their Muscles

The Chinese are warning that they will ultimately annex Taiwan, and I don’t doubt for a minute that they will. After all, who is to stop them? The conventions that have provided a safety net for the global community since World War II are unraveling. The wold’s balance of power is collapsing. China and Russia […]
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US Needs China as an Ally

  While American politicians rail against China, accusing the Chinese of “stealing” American jobs, they should be aware that America depends on China to help ensure global stability. They must know that it isn’t China that “stole” America’s manufacturing industry, it was the American corporations that chose to relocate their factories in countries with much lower wages, oppressive working […]
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How Does China Do It?

A Chinese e-commerce company named Alibaba – something like eBay and Amazon wrapped up in one package – set records with its massive multi-billion-dollar IPO on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. And this could just be the beginning. Expect more Chinese megabrands to emerge on the world stage soon. I am amazed at China’s […]
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