“Trump’s appointment of Bolton raises concern in Asia”: Oh, Really?

The above is Friday’s headline in the New York Times. One would believe that appointing John Bolton the president’s national security advisor was as dangerous or more dangerous than the nuclear bombs and intercontinental missiles the North Koreans have been building virtually unfettered for the past 25 years. Reporters and editors for the Times obviously…

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Who Cares about the Firing of Andrew McCabe?

Ask me if I care that the FBI’s second in command under James Comey has ben fired two days before he gets his pension for serving 20 years. I don’t care — and you shouldn’t care either. Who, these days, gets to work 20 years at anything, at any job, let alone being the second…

Tillerson is Gone; Pompeo is In

Rex Tillerson is riding into the sunset of a short term as Secretary of State under President Donald Trump. It ended badly for Tillerson, who is, after all, a bright guy who headed Exxon which is like being president of a worldwide corporation more powerful than many nations on this earth put together. Now that…

Trump to Meet with Kim Jong-Un; What Could Be Better?

Talks with Kim Jong-Un and President Trump represent no risk for Trump or for Kim. The announcement Wednesday that the two will meet in May is a stunning indication of how entrepreneurial Trump’s presidency can be. North Korea experts were all agog over the possibility of the meeting and many of them referred to the…

Monday Morning “Respvblica”: Potpourri of the News

I live in New England and so there must be a few things said about the “cyclone bomb” that hit us over the weekend. The winds were hurricane force. The tides were astronomically high. Low lands flooded. Beaches eroded. Some beachfront home were damaged. One million people lost their electricity for a day. Six people died in the entire New…