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"Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened." — Sir Winston Churchill

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

(Before the main content of my blog today I wanted to thank everyone for visiting the blog and especially the thought-provoking comments and emails.  I do like to read comments … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

RISE OF ISIS

Frontline’s “The Rise of ISIS” (PBS), shown on Tuesday, was a very revealing look at the origins of the terrorist organization, which went from nothing twelve months ago to being … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

COMMENTARY

I want to begin by clarifying something I wrote in yesterday’s post.     I shared a quote from Eleanor Clift on the McLaughlin Group, “The dollar is the indispensable currency,” she … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

ECONOMIC PROSPECTS NOT BRIGHT

PBS’s “McLaughlin Group” (www.mclaughlin.com) remains the best political discussion of the week. John McLaughlin has the chair, with three regular guests and one visitor. This week’s program was particularly good. … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

UK/EU RIFT

It’s been a long time coming. Some of us would say it’s been over forty years in the making. But now it’s actually happening. The European Commission has sent the … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

CANADIAN PARLIAMENT ATTACK

The attack on the Canadian parliament yesterday gives us a glimpse of a terrifying future. The perpetrator of the crime, which left one Canadian soldier dead and resulted in the … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

100,000 HAITIANS COMING TO AMERICA

When Senator Edward Kennedy’s immigration bill passed into law almost fifty years ago, he assured Americans that they would not notice any changes in the social fabric of America. At … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

NINE DAYS IN THE DELLS

We’re back. It’s good to be home. We left home on Wednesday 8th October, driving to Lake Michigan and then catching the ferry across to Wisconsin, then driving another two … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

This letter to a newspaper makes everything clear!

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

EAST MEETS WEST IN HONG KONG

It’s not surprising that thousands of people are demonstrating in Hong Kong. The real wonder is that they took so long. After 150 years of British rule, the colony reverted … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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