Category World Affairs

Instructional Video for the President

I avoid YouTube. It can suck up so much of your time. Some of my friends send me links to YouTube videos on a regular basis. There are political commentaries and music videos and some stuff that is just fun. Usually I don’t watch them. It isn’t that I don’t want to. But there are […]

Fire In The House!

Imagine your neighbor’s house caught fire. How would you respond? You would knock on the door to make sure everyone had gotten out okay, then you would step aside to let the firefighters do their thing. Right? Let the experts put out the fire. If it was a big blaze you’d probably see more than […]

Is It Over?

  I did the unthinkable. I’m a political junkie, but I watched not a minute of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Nor have I read any news articles on it, though I have seen the headlines. It seemed like such a pointless procedure that I couldn’t be bothered. Given that the outcome was pre-ordained, I didn’t […]

Send In The Clowns

If Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted that, just wait for it. These guys want to run a country? More than 12 hours after results should have been made official, no-one knows who won Tuesday’s Democratic Party Iowa caucuses. The CNN headline described it as “chaos and confusion.” I won’t launch into a list of what went […]

Long And Winding Road

It may have been the centre of the political universe, but I would be hard-pressed to find Iowa on a map. I wonder if Americans have the same problem? Once every four years the state makes headlines, as politically interested individual “caucus” to determine who they want to be president. For some candidates it is […]

Brexit Sunshine

Did the sun rise this morning? I guess Brexit wasn’t so catastrophic after all. The United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union, though the details of the divorce may not be finalized until the end of 2020. Until then I expect there will be a certain sense of uncertainty. My guess […]

Integrity Versus Elect-ability

  It was hardly a secret, but it became official on the weekend: Peter MacKay is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. He seems likely to win – and I can’t think of a worse choice. It appears the party is confronted with a simple choice: integrity or elect-ability. McKay may […]

Revisiting Trump

I’ve been doing some “housecleaning” on my phone and found today’s post, which I had written to post around before Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, then an addendum to go with his January 2017 inauguration. It is a topic I explored in a book review last year, but I figured as Trump enters the […]

American Dreams

It has crept up quickly almost without my noticing – it is a presidential election year in the United States. Four years of Donald Trump has rushed by. Not that it has really been four years. With all the publicity surrounding the Trump impeachment process, it seems no-one is paying much attention to the upcoming […]

Stoning Revisited

As we count down the 10 most popular posts here in 2019, the one in the eighth slot was  one of only two actually from the year.   The outrage seems a little contrived to me. Or maybe it was a slow news day The headline said Brunei, a small southeast Asian nation, was implementing the […]