Timeline: Lunchtime on Friday. Again, measured by “ink” the biggest political story of the week just ended (by the time this is published) was the Trump legal soap opera. The timestamp is necessary because the situation is dynamic. At a distant point in time, I know I had a pair of green socks. If I were foolish enough to buy Donald Trump’s malarkey, I might have a place to look for them. Continue reading My Green Socks
Tag Archives: UN
Grain. That’s what today’s article is about; both figurative and literal.
Late last week a deal brokered by the UN and Turkey between Ukraine and Russia to transport wheat was announced. That is a big deal. In advanced countries like the United States, it would help bring down food prices and in the process inflation. In the world’s poorest countries it would make the difference between starvation and life. Serious stuff!
Today’s title is but a single word. That is because I feel it succinctly sums up the current situation.
Monday morning was one of the rare mornings that I had no idea what I would write about for the next day’s publishing. As I read the online edition of the New York Times that all changed. Two adjacent headlines caught my eye as I scrolled down the page. They were: Climate Change’s Effects Outpace Ability to Adapt I.P.C.C. Warns and Supreme Court Will Hear Biggest Climate Change Case in a Decade. Continue reading Adjacent Headlines
America’s April Fools
Today is April Fools’ Day and I write political op-eds. So, I thought what would be more appropriate than to write an article about the biggest fool to occupy the White House in my lifetime? We have had several bad presidents in my lifetime but the choice of the biggest fool is glaringly obvious: Donald Trump. Since April has thirty days I thought I’d list thirty examples of his foolishness (in no particular order); there are many more and I might not even get the top thirty but you have other things to do today.