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The Cold War: Part Deux

The US government decided this week to expel Russian diplomats in response to hacking of the DNC…in 2015. As a result, Obama looks petulant while Putin looks civil. Continue reading

Election recount?

BBC reports Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants a recount of the Wisconsin election. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

Living overseas for the past 12 years means I do not celebrate very many American holidays anymore. However, there are a few I at least take notice of. This Thanksgiving I will appreciate all I am grateful for – count my blessings! Oh, yeah, and buy some cranberry sauce. I love cranberry sauce!

The Electoral College

Another election, another round of abolishing the Electoral College. It is a peculiarity of the US electoral system which can lead to some odd results as we are seeing in 2016. However, it is just another one of those many checks-and-balances found throughout American institutions. Continue reading

Take my California, please

With the 2016 election over and the results at odds with California’s preferences, they yet again want to leave the United States. As much as I would not mind them leaving, it simply is not going to happen. Continue reading

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