Apr. 21, 2017
Ready for another war?
It’s clear that Donald Trump’s first hundred days haven’t turned out to be the walk in the park he envisioned. The most spectacularly unqualified and intellectually disabled leader ever freely chosen by any people on earth — that’s us, friends — can’t hide his scowl of frustration whenever he sits down for the obligatory photo op with visiting dignitaries. Otherwise, he retreats into Twitter-world, or his gated fortress at Mar-a-Lago. The most photographed person in the history of the world has suddenly become the least visible.
Apr. 7, 2017
Has Trump been involved with Russia?
Two Congressional committees, the one in the House at least temporarily sidelined by its chairman, Devin Nunes, are now investigating the question of Russian meddling in our 2016 election and the extent to which the Trump administration may or may not have been complicit in it.
Apr. 8, 2016
Taking Trump seriously
Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way first: Donald Trump is an egomaniacal demagogue who knows little and cares less about law, diplomacy, or any of the other fine arts of statecraft. Electing him president would be like shooting the rapids with a junkie at the helm. Whether Ted Cruz would make an even worse president is a judgment I leave to the discriminating sensibilities of Republican primary voters who have whittled down a field of 17 to, respectively, the most irresponsible candidate their party has ever produced, and the most viscerally hated one.
Oct. 31, 2014
Moldovan Ambassador lectures on E. Europe’s current state
Moldovan Ambassador to the United States Igor Munteanu spoke at Drexel University Oct. 28, lecturing on the precarious position of many states in Eastern Europe, where Russia competes for influence with the European Union and NATO.
Mar. 2, 2012
It has been a bad year for tyrants