Tag Archives: foreign relations

SPECIAL NOTICE: RECOMMENED READING ADDITION

I just added A World In Disarray by Richard Haass to the Recommended Reading Section.  Dr. Haass is a bit right of center but this book proves liberals can learn from conservatives (and I certainly believe vice versa).  He mainly deals in his area of expertise:  foreign policy.  There are lessons to be learned from this work and I agree with most of his geopolitical observations and analysis.

When he ventures into domestic policy our thinking parts ways as would be expected since we are of different political philosophies.  In his deserved defense, Haass is not afraid to criticize Presidents of either Party.

Dog Days Of Trump

Today is the first day of the fabled dog days of August in baseball. The season has gotten long by now, most players have a few dings and the temperature is normally high. For teams that are out of it, it is difficult to get motivated and the calendar seems to never turn a page. For teams in the lead the pressure to continue to win is intense less all the good deeds to now end up being for naught. For teams on the bubble the scoreboard can prove to be just as formidable an enemy as the opponent or the mercury. I love baseball and I abhor the Trump administration yet I can draw some parallels. Let’s explore. Continue reading Dog Days Of Trump

A Seat At The Table

I’m old enough to remember when African-Americans were totally shut out of most governmental and business decision making bodies. Back then the initial objective was literally a seat at the table. They realized that they needed to be in the mix before they could make an impact; but that if they weren’t represented they weren’t even in the discussion. They worked hard to get those initial seats. Continue reading A Seat At The Table

Image Matters

In order to solve international problems a political leader often needs international support. On July 4th North Korea gave America what it described as a present by test launching an ICBM. The juxtaposition of those two facts doesn’t look good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Image Matters

My President Is An International Joke

Last week a tape of a public appearance by Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became widely available in America. The tape was of a public appearance in Australia where Turnbull told a series of Donald Trump jokes that brought the house down in laughter. They were easy laughs; one step up from fart jokes. Such is the international perception of my President. What are the implications of that? Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is An International Joke