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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Scary Enough for You?

This is the scariest Halloween yet. I’m not talking about the noisy “Hellbound” show the church next door insists on having at this time every year. Or the affidavit Sandra just had to have notarized  to convince Capital One that she didn’t apply for their credit card (someone using her ID applied for a slew of credit cars and […]
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No Time for Fatalism

  Is nobody willing and able to head off World War III? If no human can come up with an answer to the impasse between the US and North Korea, would consulting IBM’s Watson help? Surely, the “powers that be” aren’t just going to shrug their shoulders and let all hell break loose? When the […]
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It’s a No-Win Fight, America

  Once, long ago, I was driving home in Toronto late at night after playing cards with my sister Elizabeth and her husband Wendell, when a convertible full of young men swerved in front of me and stopped. I hit the brakes and managed to avoid rear-ending the convertible. As I waited for the other car to get out […]
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The End of the World?

  Are we standing on the edge of eternity? Is the world really going to end tomorrow? Scanning today’s headlines, it might look that way. And yet… And yet I don’t really believe it. I don’t think Donald Trump is that crazy. I don’t think Kim Jong-un is that brave. I believe they are just […]
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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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Do We Deserve Trump?

According to an old saying, people get the government they deserve, and I hope it isn’t true because  it’s looking as if Americans deserve lousy government. Not all Americans, of course but a lot of Americans. Including some in the media. They are fawning over that awful Trump because he randomly dropped a bomb in Afghanistan 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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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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What Can We Learn from a Dictator’s Death?

I should be trying to figure out what Kim Jong Il’s death means to the rest of the world.  That’s what a responsible blogger would do today. But I am not in the mood. Instead, I am inclined to ponder the whereabouts of Kim Jong Il this morning. The North Korean people probably imagine him […]
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