Migrants, Those Without Constitutional Rights, Sue Over Their Constitutional Rights

This is showing a remarkable lack of knowledge about how the world works - the migrants in that caravan wending its way through Mexico are suing the Trump Administration over their constitutional rights. The thing being that if you're...

The New NAFTA

Apart from a stream of winks and tweets, the most authoritative PowerPoint presentation on the "new Mexican free-trade agreement" is at Reuters. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) drastically reduced trans-border barriers, amplifying commerce even as it disrupted specific...

Failure To Snub Equals Treason

Summer is political silly season in the United States. There are elections for the House and one-third of the Senate this November, and primaries to select the nominees between now and then. But Congress is treading water. Republicans, seeking...

We Know Very Well That Trump Has Had A Child Out Of Wedlock

I watch this American story with a sense of wonder. There's the pack in full cry after Donald Trump over a rumour that he had a child out of wedlock. There are two sources of this perplexity of mine....

“Are You A U.S. Citizen?”

President Trump caught hell for for stating as a candidate that border-jumpers are not good people: When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots...

When Mueller Will Be Unleashed

There's a lot of speculation about the Special Counsel investigating Russia interference in the US electoral process in 2016 and subsequently. While it is clear that Russian interference took place, less clear is any involvement by American citizens. Robert Mueller,...

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THE METROPOLITANS –Episode Four

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture Episode Four   I’m late. Clarissa will have gone in without...