A Familiar Refrain: Duterte, Trump, Autocracy and the Other

Donald Trump’s enthusiastic embrace this week of authoritarian dictators around the world spiked sufficiently to break into mainstream news media’s consciousness, but it’s really nothing new. It’s more of a continuation of a theme that pre-dates the election. This embrace extends beyond his bizarre and well-documented love of all things Vladimir Putin – his continuing … Continue reading A Familiar Refrain: Duterte, Trump, Autocracy and the Other

State of the Union – A Tweet Storm

Part I - The Trio of Terribles In Trump, corruption and incompetence merge with malevolent intent to appear as some grand design. A trio of terribles, ravaging in synch. 1/ Part of this troika is illusory, though. Most of it. It is not all some masterminded grand design. Much is simply chaos pulling in synch. … Continue reading State of the Union – A Tweet Storm