Tag Archives: Europe

What Will We Learn And What Has He Learned?

The title of today’s posting comes from the two questions I have going into today’s Wisconsin primaries.  My guess to the first one is not much and to the second probably, at best, not enough.  The he is Donald Trump.  … Continue reading

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The World Has Noticed; Has America?

I’ve been as inaccurate with my Donald Trump predictions as any other political observer, analyst or pundit.  One thing I have not done is predict that any previous event was his demise.  I still expect the demise to come despite … Continue reading

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Hoping For No Brexit

Why would a Yank who has plenty of fodder for his daily blog provided by the American presidential race bother writing about the possible exit of the United Kingdom (a/k/a Brexit) from the European Union (EU)?  The answer is simple: … Continue reading

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To Nuke Or Not To Nuke?

To nuke or not to nuke; that may well be the question.  If you think I purloined that line from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth you are correct; however I am talking about a serious conversation coming out of the ongoing Paris … Continue reading

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Blind “Leadership”

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris are still dominating the international news and, barring a major development, I expect they will for at least the rest of the week.  I will grant everyone that they were a big deal; my problem … Continue reading

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Turkey Is Still The Key

For some time now I have said that the key to the Middle East is Turkey.  It has one of the region’s most powerful militaries.  While certainly a nation with a large Muslim population and culturally Muslim it is officially … Continue reading

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Progress?

This is the third Sunday in a row that my posting deals with the refugee crisis in Europe.  I guess that proves I’m taking it seriously.  During those three weeks the world has taken it more seriously.  The problem is … Continue reading

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Two Pending Items

Two pending issues were the biggest political stories last week.  One remains very much up in the air and the other became much clearer. 

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A Moral Challenge

Normally when I write an op-ed I get pretty specific; well as specific as you can in fewer than 1000 words.  Not only do I identify a problem I almost invariably put forward a solution or two.  Today I’m going … Continue reading

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The Sexy Euro

Yesterday the Greek banks reopened for the first time in three weeks, albeit with strict restrictions.  For those who have been willing to look beyond the surface, the wisdom of the Euro itself is one of the underlying arguments in … Continue reading

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