One weekday morning in mid-March, the residents of Georgetown woke up to find themselves in England. Overnight, life as they knew it was over, as the former colonial power exerted historic claims on one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington.
"Things are gonna slide, slide in all directions." — Leonard Cohen, "The Future"
As President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney's invasion of Iraq rose to seal America's fateful fall from grace, I made the suggestion to a few...
Standing ovation for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for speaking truth to power on the matter of Vladimir Putin using a tactic today similar to the tactic used by Adolf Hitler prior to the Second World War.
Then this shocker came from former Rep. Ron Ron Paul (R-Texas): “The Ukrainian people should do this.”
You notice it right away. In President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, the setting is different. There is a little table between them and the chairs are smaller. It is a tiny table, barely a table at all, as if to convey to the Chinese that nothing will be on the table.
If it is over for the Cold War, is it not over for us as well? Are we anything at all without our evil twin, Russia, to scorn, smite and despise?
Israelis found a new appreciation at Sochi at a memorial to Israeli athletes and coaches murdered at Munich more than four decades ago. Russia appears to be becoming more welcoming to Jews.
Ten years ago, I lobbied House of Commons member Glenda Jackson — the great British actress who had turned to politics — and asked if England was fully informed about the apocalyptic, millennialist, religious visions rising in America, especially from rural folk-radio preachers in the Appalachian hills and hollers where I’d spent the previous decade.