Category Archives: State Department

Trump’s Criticism of Ambassador Yovanovitch

Trump’s Criticism of Ambassador Yovanovitch Trump’s justified his twittering denigration of our former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, as exercising his “free speech”.  He said that things “turned bad” when she was ambassador to Somalia.  Trump’s critics have said that … Continue reading

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In the Age of Trump-McConnell, We Have All Been Lessened

In the Age of Trump-McConnell, We Have All Been Lessened In any other Senate, nobody would have allowed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to withhold a Supreme Court Nomination for 9 or 11 months.  With the open appointment, this made it … Continue reading

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Trump’s Homework for Dictatorship 101, Lesson 4: Purge, Purge, Purge

Trump’s Homework for Dictatorship 101, Lesson 4: Purge, Purge, Purge In Trump’s course from Czar Vlad Putin, Trump has successively completed the first three lessons in becoming a dictator: Lesson 1: Destroy the Free Press everyday, in everywhere. Everyone in … Continue reading

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Is It Moral to Wipe Out the Persian Civilization Because of Trump’s Machismo?

Is it Moral to Wipe Out the Persian Civilization Because of Trump’s Machismo? The words “macho” and “machismo” haven’t been popular for a while. But we haven’t had a President who takes threats, which are just words, as a personal … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Trump’s Trusting Enemy Dictators

The Absurdity of Trump’s Trusting Enemy Dictators Even that sentence is an absurdity, but true. Is there anything that Trump won’t give away to dictators? Is there anything that Trump won’t believe from a dictator, even in the face of … Continue reading

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The US Is Now the Rogue Dictatorship of the World

The US Is Now the Rogue Dictatorship of the World It is now quite obvious that our history of conventional Presidents has led us to give them too much individual power in important realms. Even with restrictions or Constitutional limitations, … Continue reading

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California Leads the Nation in Poverty

California Leads the Nation in Poverty Again, I am not a poverty expert, nor a social worker, or a social ecology professor. I just looked up some US Census data. This article arises from Donald Trump pulling the United States … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Time for the President to Get a Science Advisor?

Isn’t It Time for the President to Get a Science Advisor? Donald Trump is about to enter into face-to-face negotiations on perhaps denuclearizing North Korea, or the Korean Peninsula. Nuclear weapons development and testing, ICBMs, nuclear reactors, and nuclear fuel … Continue reading

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Trump Awards Himself “His” Nobel Peace Prize

Trump Awards Himself “His” Nobel Peace Prize In several talks in the last few days, Donald Trump, our erstwhile President, has claimed “His” Nobel Peace Prize, for being the one who brought the Korean War to an end, and denuclearized … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools Makes Wise Men Walk the Plank

Ship of Fools Makes Wise Men Walk the Plank Apparently we are discovering a law of sociology, that a group of like people will guarantee that only similar people will enter or stay in the group. The case we are … Continue reading

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