Putin Tries to Undermine Clinton; Undermines Trump Instead

March 21, 2017 It is now accepted fact, in that any fact is actually accepted these days, that Russia hacked the U.S. election to hurt Clinton and help Trump.  I don’t dispute that.  I do take issue, however, with the implied explanation, put forth originally by Clinton herself and accepted unquestioningly by the media, that…

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The Trump-Taiwan Trouble

December 3, 2016 Before even taking office, Donald Trump has managed to reverse decades of American policy on Taiwan by openly taking a phone call from their president and then bragging about it on his Twitter feed.  The reaction to this led Trump to wonder how it was such a big deal to take a…

Elitist Arrogance Led to Brexit

July 2, 2016 At the recent EU summit, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was booed by many of his colleagues.  Some turned their backs on him.  This reaction of anger, shock and disdain has been common among the elites- by which I mean political leaders, journalists, pundits, and the educated classes more generally- in the aftermath…