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Just Catching Up (plus Tweets)

The sacking of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe last night by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was to be the subject of today’s post. However, thing’s aren’t going to plan. The post is not going to be worthy of public viewing today. Further, I’m going to be busy in the real world for the next few days. So my disgust at this whole situation is going to have to mostly pass without... read more

Trump to Meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Since long before he became president, Donald Trump has been attacking and insulting Kim Jong-un and North Korea. CNN has a new article that’s a compilation of ‘All the times President Trump has insulted North Korea‘. As you can imagine, there’s a lot there, and includes plenty of tweets. Trump has also made it clear ad infinitum that he thinks negotiation is a waste of time when... read more

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Will Damage the US Economy

Last week President Trump announced that he was putting a 25% tariff on all imports of steel to the US, and 10% on all imports of aluminium. There would be no exceptions. The announcement was quite sudden, with virtually no consultation. Trump is making the move using what the Council on Foreign Relations describes as “a little-used 1962 trade law.” His Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn,... read more

The US Enemies List (plus Tweets)

One of my recent tweets is a just-released Gallup poll. Since 2001, Gallup has asked USians an open-ended question about their country’s enemies. That question is, “What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today?” For the first time since asking this question, North Korea is at the top of the list. Not only is it at the top, but... read more

Trump and the Jerusalem Decision (plus Tweets)

Tweets are about the least important thing on my mind at the moment. On Wednesday morning I had a bad fall. Walking is never that easy for me, but now every step is agony. Still, that’s actually not the worst of my problems. 3½ hours later my landlord told me she was selling the house. So in around six weeks (maybe a bit longer if I’m “lucky”) I’ll be homeless. Oh, and... read more

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