Shades of Al Capone?

  As I follow the intricate web of evidence emerging in the Mueller probe, echoes of the case that finally put Al Capone (photo) behind bars reverberate in my mind. No, I don’t really think Trump is a latter-day Scarface. He isn’t that deadly. But I feel in my bones that the president of the […]
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On the Sunny Side in 2017

I’ve been in the hospital three times in the past six weeks, so you’ll have to forgive me for feeling morose. So morose that I can see nothing to cheer about in America’s – and the world’s – political future. I see a Trump era ahead, in which Republicans are allowed to turn back the clock […]
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The Silence is Deafening

  I am bemused by the muted attention Donald Trump’s Russian connection is attracting. The media are more agog over emails by Democratic Party staffers suggesting they wanted Bernie Sanders to lose his primary bid. Surely, it’s more shocking that Russian hackers are meddling in America’s elections? As expected, the Russians deny they hacked the DNC computers, […]
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A World of Shadows

  Responding to my blog on Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, a reader named Eddie commented that: The people of eastern Ukraine voted to separate from the Ukrainian government that was not elected and whose first move was to outlaw the use of the Russian language. A legal election was held. Nearly everyone voted and […]
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Soviet-bred Poison Spreads to the Rest of the World

Remember how we hailed the implosion of the Soviet Union two decades ago? How were we to know the poison from that eruption would infect the rest of the world? Today, the “Russian mob” has spread all over the globe. The Associated Press reports this morning that “at least 69” mob suspects have been arrested […]
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