Category Archives: United States

Just asking: Why pick on Cuba but support China?

I’m not going to make this a detailed or well-researched blog post. Rather, I’m asking a question in hopes of getting a conversation started: The Trump administration is rolling back efforts made by President Obama to open more doors between … Continue reading

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House — located in the U.S. and Canada — for sale. It’s complicated.

The Associated Press notes that if you are house hunting, and if you want to live really, really close to the U.S.-Canada border, there’s a house for you. For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and … Continue reading

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Think Trump is going to become what you want him to be?

Put Donald Trump in a grand palace, and he’s home. He relishes the fancy lightning, the artwork, the grandeur. Put him anywhere else, and he’s a flop. The president’s dreadful address to his fellow leaders of NATO countries and his … Continue reading

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RT and FOX News come to the aid of Donald Trump

RT (formerly Russia Today), the propag…oops, I mean news network owned by the Russian government, has come to the aid of Donald Trump. Consider how it attempts to undercut the bombshell Washington Post report from Monday evening (which the president … Continue reading

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China? North Korea? Russia? Syria?

The President of the United States always has to deal with hostile nations. Some might suddenly get hot as others sort of simmer, but the reality is that the hot spots associated with being the “enemy” (a carefully chosen term) … Continue reading

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North Korea is not ^^^^^^^ around!

The Wall Street Journal reports that North Korea keeps improving its missile technology, and the country appears to have one country in its sights. On Sunday, North Korea launched a newly-developed intermediate-range missile, its 10th missile firing this year. Mr. … Continue reading

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Should they stay or should they go? Tributes to the Confederacy roil New Orleans

They are reminders of an important — and, yes, controversial — period of American history: monuments to the Confederacy. There is obvious historical value to these monuments. But they come with that aforementioned baggage. The New York Times explores how … Continue reading

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