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The new Beijing — Moscow axis

The new Beijing — Moscow axis

China today is an export driven economic giant with ambitions for world leadership.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

Russia’s key oligarch has gone beyond enriching himself. As commander in chief President Putin has ordered the killing of some half million people in Syria and Ukraine, obliterated Chechnya and Donbas, and invaded Georgia and Crimea.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Was Mitt right?

Was Mitt right?

‘If Mr. Obama’s Russian policy has been feckless, Mr. Trump’s promises to be far worse.’

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Why give thanks?

Why give thanks?

We ought to be grateful for the peace and beauty that surround us for the moment.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

On the wrong side of history

On the wrong side of history

Just how this tectonic plate shift happened is a bit hard to understand. There was no great depression, at least one that could be hung on the Democrats, and there was no criminal conspiracy in the White House of the Nixon variety. It is one of those mysteries, like the Trump stampede, that perplex the political wise men.

September 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The coalition that hates each other

The coalition that hates each other

Seems no one is going to furnish the boots on the ground. As of last Tuesday, there is no evidence that any countries have offered material assistance other than Australia and France. (Yes! France) That leaves us with having to count on the Syrian doctors, lawyers and candle stick makers that Obama disparaged just a year ago.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Cuba, all over again

Cuba, all over again

Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Barack Obama’s America, six years later

Barack Obama’s America, six years later

America’s standing in the world and the international scene in general doesn’t seem to have improved.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Tweeting like a bunch of twits

Tweeting like a bunch of twits

How long is this administration going to deny the reality that is there for all to see?

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The Russian bear

The Russian bear

So we’ve moved from John Hay to John Kerry representing the United States in this contest with Russia.

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »