Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Dreaded Populism

Like Mattias Tannhauser at the siege of Malta, President Trump is besieged on all sides. Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump is likely to be snubbed by the high society of Washington, DC. And so too was Mary Lincoln snubbed while … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Berkeley Riot

The puzzle pieces of the February 1, 2017 Berkeley riot are almost mathematical. We know that about 150 outside agitators suddenly arrived and disrupted a peaceful protest. But what was the organizing force behind the 150 goons? That we don’t … Continue reading

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Let The Squabbles Begin

Besieged on all sides like at the 1565 siege of Malta, Donald Trump surpassed odds and fended off the attackers. Now that the siege is ending and Mr. Trump is settling in as president, the normal phase of petty inter-party … Continue reading

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