Category Archives: Politics

Did William Barr get his operating procedure from Putin?

In today’s Times main section. Especially since I have endless admiration for Aleksei Navalny, the leader of anti-Putin protests, I tend to notice pieces like this, written by Andrew Higgins. I knew Navalny had been arrested and imprisoned, and then … Continue reading

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“Don’t trust them.”

In 1985 or so, when my father was diminished, in a wheel chair with an oxygen tank because of the emphysema that would kill him, some new words were introduced into the international conversation: Glasnost. Perestroika. A new leader had … Continue reading

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Soothing words about the Democratic debates

At least two of my nearest and dearest have been in despair and disgust over the debates. Let me try to soothe you with a few perceptions. Yes, the number of candidates is irritating, especially the ones who under other … Continue reading

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