Category Archives: US govermemt

Hillary is Back

By James M. Wall Hillary is back; the Hillary who ought to be in the White House instead of the man our archaic electoral system gave us November 8, 2016. The Hillary Clinton who is back, relaxed and at ease, … Continue reading

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The Political History Behind Trump’s Curtain

by James M. Wall Writing in the current issue of In These Times, American History scholar Theo Anderson follows the modern political conservative movement’s rise to power from the founding of the Heritage Foundation in 1973 through Donald Trump’s inauguration … Continue reading

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Syrian Truce Holds During Islamic Eid al-Adha

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Our Long Trump Nightmare Grows In intensity

by James M. Wall The posting below originally ran in this space, March 2, 2016. Since the Trump nightmare has only grown in intensity, I am reproducing the earlier posting for the benefit of new readers, and as a reminder for all of us, that elections … Continue reading

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The Day Obama Chose Peace Over War

by James M. Wall Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic essay, “The Obama Doctrine”, opens with two contrasting conclusions which could be drawn from events on Friday, August 30, 2013. It was either the day Barack Obama “brought to a premature end America’s reign as the … Continue reading

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Questions From Israel: How and Why Trump?

by James M. Wall Two months and eight days into this tumultuous election year, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold commanding leads for the presidential nominations of their respective parties. It is not difficult to explain Clinton’s success. Democrats have grown accustomed … Continue reading

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Do Surprises Await Outside the MSM Frame?

by James M. Wall It is still early in the U.S. presidential nomination races. It is not too early, however, to harbor a pretty strong suspicion that on November 8, the election will provide a choice between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican … Continue reading

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Iran Political Fulmination Versus Diplomatic Deal

by James M. Wall Blessings upon New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for pointing out that “fulmination” is the right word to describe opposition to the diplomatic deal President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have just reached with Iran and … Continue reading

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Bibi and 47 Senators Strike Dark Discordant Note

by James M. Wall A week before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 3 campaign speech to the U.S. Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry warned the Congress that the Israeli leader was up to his old tricks. Not only did the Israeli … Continue reading

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Pressure Grows to Delay or Drop Bibi’s Speech

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been “reaching out”, as the New York Times delicately puts it, to Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress who were blindsided by Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to address Congress March … Continue reading

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