Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

  1. Why shouldn’t the Kremlin like President Clinton II?

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    November 1, 2016 by AK

    The Kremlin should not mind at all a politically vulnerable, ailing person in the White House. Secretary Clinton fits the description perfectly, assuming that her digital trail and health are truly the sad affair her detractions claim they are. Besides, she is an intelligent, hence intelligible, machine with quite some mileage, reliably predictable. By contrast, DJT is allzu menschlicher – weak like all of …
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  2. Shnaider Tower

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    October 30, 2016 by AK

    Earlier this week, Tim Newman at White Sun of the Desert discussed a BBC report from Canada that looked at, among other things, Toronto’s Trump Tower from the usual angle of Trump being bad, toxic and in trouble. One thing that is clear is that Trump cannot be in much trouble over that particular project …
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  3. Why HRC deserves to become the POTUS

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    October 12, 2016 by AK

    Yes, Secretary Clinton deserves the world’s top job: she has sacrificed her entire life to the quest for this prize. It must have hurt a lot to deny oneself some of the simple normalcies commoners take for granted. Donald Trump, in contrast, has lived to the full: wealth, privilege, success, defeat and newly found success, …
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  4. “The truth is a trap”

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    October 1, 2016 by AK

    I stopped writing about DJT’s campaign when he failed the Khan test. Khizr Khan’s speech at the DNC made little sense. The US constitution does not authorize unrestricted immigration. The benefit of accepting potential heroes is immeasurably less than the risk of letting in potential terrorists. But Trump failed to make these obvious points. Now, …
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  5. “Peers in shallow lore”

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    September 30, 2016 by AK

    A lovely exchange in the comments section of this Washington Post article: A presumed Trump supporter. Hillary wants to do to American what Angela Merkel is doing now to Germany, by expanding Syrian Sunni Muslim immigration by over 500% per year. American women had better get used to wearing their burqas out when they go …
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  6. The art of the quick health fix, from Brezhnev to HRC & DJT

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    September 24, 2016 by AK

    When Brezhnev died in November 1982, he was almost 76 years old. Since the mid-1970s, he had been mocked for his apparent senility – approaching dementia – and for his slurred speech. Many Russians remember him as a decrepit wreck, unable to fluently read a speech printed on a sheet of paper, probably in big letters. The …
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  7. The unpatriotic majority

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    July 30, 2016 by AK

    Come to think of it, Paul Krugman’s willingness to accuse America’s largest minority, the white Christians, of treason is not just an amplified, tables-turned version of the ancient charge leveled at the Jews. Prof. Krugman vaguely suggests that “the tribe” – the white Christians in his idiolect – have never been patriotic. He writes: The people who …
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  8. This tribe – or that?

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    July 30, 2016 by AK

    Each person who thinks she loves America loves her own America so Paul Krugman’s question is not even rhetorically interesting. The tribe he is referring to – the “white Christians” of America – is still by far the largest “tribe” in the country, and if it were unanimously fearing that its interests might run counter to the …
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  9. From the author of “Female Flesh Under Capitalism”

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    July 25, 2016 by AK

    British journalist Laurie Penny on herself and Milo Yiannopoulos: I’m a radical queer feminist leftist writer burdened with actual principles. He thinks that’s funny and invites me to his parties. And a good time was had by all.


  10. Bluffing, perhaps, as one sometimes must

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    July 25, 2016 by AK

    I have argued that some of Trump’s views on allies, trade, and the USSR/Russia, can be traced to his opinions shared with the media 25-30 years back. He’s not as volatile as mainstream opinion has it but he can improvise moves to make the opposition freeze in resigned amazement.  That could be a major foreign policy asset. …
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