Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, the gay son of a Hindu father of Indian descent, tries to nudge the United States back to the moral high ground.
Strobe Talbott“Trump, the most un-American of presidents: In trying to erase our history, his administration recently removed the phrase ‘America’s promise as a nation of immigrants’ from the federal agency dealing with immigrants.”
It’s an inventory of nightmares the Russian president may contemplate as he looks ahead to a new term.
Strobe Talbott.@SSestanovich’s review of a film about Stalin is also a probing diagnosis of #Putinshchina, the rivalries & intrigues it foments, the discontent beneath the expected landslide, & why the crown sits uneasily on the Czar’s head.
The assumption made by Western leaders, including the United States, that China's economic liberalization would lead to political liberalization was pointedly proved wrong again this week. All that remains between President Xi Jinping and...
President Trump said the nation needs to consider opening more mental health institutions to avert mass shootings, and he castigated the Florida police response.
Strobe TalbottThe Genius as Hero, at the expense of yet another law-enforcement institution.
Strobe TalbottThe only antidote to this dispiriting & galling story came from the First Lady: “I have been heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change. They’re our future and they deserve a voice.”
Strobe Talbott“Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, have largely been silent on the broader debate about possible changes to gun laws after the Florida shooting.”
President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.
Strobe TalbottWhether POTUS is guilty of a crime of commission (i.e., collusion) is still unknown, but there’s no doubt he has committed malfeasance of omission by shrugging off Russia’s attack on our democracy. As always, it’s all about him, not the country.
Stuff the thoughts, hold the prayers, and do something to stop school shootings.
Strobe TalbottThe champion of the 2nd Amendment People “delivered 702 words to the nation on the murder of 17 kids in Parkland — one of more than 150 school shootings over the last decade. Not once did he mention guns, or more specifically the semiautomatic rifle.”