Tagged: Vladimir Putin

The Red Menace Evolves

The Red Menace Evolves

  Back in the Sixties, we expected the Soviet Union to launch a nuclear attack on North America at any moment. In Canada, where I was living then, some people even built bomb shelters in their basements...

Will Trump Listen Now?

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....

Trump’s Diversionary Attack

Trump’s Diversionary Attack

My guess is that Trump bombed that Syrian airbase to divert attention from the growing evidence that he is Putin’s pawn. I wouldn’t be surprised if Putin knew about the attack beforehand. Syria is...

Troubling Signs

Troubling Signs

I’m sure you’ve heard that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” And I’m also sure you’ve noticed how America’s new president is imitating Vladimir Putin. He and his minions are deploying a massive...

An Illegitimate Presidency?

An Illegitimate Presidency?

  Civil rights icon John Lewis (above) says Trump’s presidency is illegitimate. He refuses to attend Friday’s inauguration ceremony. And he has some pundits shaking their heads in dismay. But what if Lewis is right? And...

Person of the Year

Person of the Year

  Time Magazine got it wrong. Donald Trump should not be the Person of the Year. That honor should have gone to Vladimir Putin. Without firing a shot, the Russian dictator brought America’s democratic process to...

“Strong Man Never Wrong”?

“Strong Man Never Wrong”?

  Growing up in Jamaica, I used to hear the saying, “Strong man never wrong,” and I’ve heard the same sentiment occasionally expressed in Canada and America as “might is right.” It’s a dangerous...

The Silence is Deafening

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,...

Shame on Time Magazine!

Shame on Time Magazine!

  Can anyone tell me why Time Magazine included Donald Trump (above, left) among its finalists for Person of the Year? Indeed, with a few exceptions, the magazine’s finalists seem more like a rogue’s gallery...