Tag Archives: America

An Election Non-Issue

Americans are voting in November. One issue that you are pretty much guaranteed to hear almost nothing about is gun control. Americans love their guns, and, on what seems like a regular basis, someone with a grudge will take one of those guns and shoot several innocent people. I think such incidents happen more in […]

Pressing The Flesh

Democrats go to the polls today in New Hampshire as that state holds its presidential primary. After last week’s Iowa caucus fiasco, the party is desperate to get things right. I’m not a fan of the primary system, for reasons to numerous to detail here, but I understand why the New Hampshire vote has traditionally […]

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 […]

Impeaching Donald Trump

It doesn’t get much sadder. The United States has devolved into a cartoon democracy. The House of Representatives will vote this week on two articles of impeachment. With the vote expected to follow party lines, a Senate trial is a certainty. Certain also is his acquittal, as the Republicans control the Senate. The entire thing […]

American Justice

There are times when the US seems like a third-world country run by a tinpot dictator with no sense of the rule of law. The latest high-profile case from American courts has a bizarre ending that makes the justice system look silly. Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman has been sentenced in a  New York courtroom. […]

Lonely People

As an introvert, I try my best not to overload on people contact. I need space and solitude. I’ve come to the realization that is one of the reasons why learning German is difficult for me. It is not just that the language is hard, but I was also thrown into a classroom with a […]

Trumpocracy

If you want to read a thoughtful analysis of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, then this is the book to choose, not Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. There’s no gossip here, no anonymous musings such as Wolff gave us. David Frum, who has a set of solid Republican credentials, answers the question Hillary […]