Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

A True Public Servant

I have managed to not get too caught up in the recent American political melodrama. As a result, I decided I wouldn’t bother reading fired FBI director James Comey’s autobiography, A Higher Loyalty,  which was published a few weeks ago. That changed when the book I wanted wasn’t available at the library –  and Comey’s […]


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 […]

What Happened? – II

Yesterday I reviewed Hillary Clinton’s What Happened. I realized as I was writing that I had more to say than I wanted to fit into one day, so today we pick up more or less where we left off on Thursday. Clinton, who spends most of the book rehashing the 2016 US presidential election campaign […]

What Happened?

I let the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration slip by without comment. It seemed better that way. However, I’ve been reading Hillary Clinton’s account of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, What Happened, and it seems like a good time to weigh in with a few thoughts on the book.  In 2008 I read […]

Inauguration Day – Not My President?

There will be protests today, as Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States. I understand that. It was a polarizing campaign and people still haven’t accepted the results emotionally. Demonstrations though are not the proper response. They won’t make the protesters feel any better, and there is nothing they can do […]

Entering The Twilight Zone

I have seen this a couple of places, but thought I should pass it on in case you missed it. While it looks like a possible spoof, it really is a television listing for this Friday. People in Scotland got to see it first as it ran in this week’s Sunday Herald. I remember the […]

Let Them Eat Cake

The story is told, probably apocryphally, that at the outset of the French Revolution in 1789 the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, was told the peasants were rioting because they had no bread. Her response, immortalized in history, was “let them eat cake.” The result of such an uncaring response was the end of the […]