Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The American Presidency Is In a Crisis

In continuation of my article Trump Will Be a One-Term President, I think it is safe to say that the office of the American Presidency IS in a crisis. Never has there been more controversy and less respect for any sitting President since Nixon and the Watergate scandal!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Catalonia - What Are the Issues?


This article is a guest blog article written by Walter Finch who usually blogs on political issues and media over on fooledthreetimes.com. A warm welcome to World Politics 101. Happy reading.

With the arrest of two organisers of independence demonstrations in the Catalan capital of Barcelona on Monday, for the crime of sedition against the Spanish state, things are hotting up again on the Iberian peninsula.
 

Monday, September 25, 2017

German Elections: Four More Years for Chancellor Merkel

The German elections were held yesterday, just three months before X-mas, and in some respects the results were shocking - in others they were anticipated. AfD  [the far-right Alternative für Deutschland] got approximately 13% of the popular vote. You can read more about the actual result in this article from the Guardian Online entitled Monday briefing: Merkel weakened by surge of far right.


Monday, September 4, 2017

North Korea - Why Can't We Get Along?

Regular readers know I am a pacifist. I don't like any war. In fact, I dislike ALL forms of hatred, and I don't like the expectation that I should somehow take sides in ANY conflict. I have lost friendships over this when people thought they could manipulate me into political disagreements. I won't have any of it! I will gladly discuss issues, but I want such discussions to be nuanced. Otherwise it is just plain manipulation...

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Crisis Can't Be Solved By Censorship

Image from The Odyssey Online about censorship
Image source: The Odyssey Online
We just heard that the Attorney General will aim at finding leaks from The White House and intelligence agencies... Many are wondering what is 'fake news' and what is actually 'true news' at a time when the sitting President has acted in a very strange way, to put it in nice terms. :-)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump Will Be a One-Term President

There is no doubt about it. When you look at all the things current President Donald J Trump can't explain properly, he is on a kamikaze mission towards ultimate failure in the 2020 elections. If you haven't read this article entitled This Is Why Natalia Veselnitskaya Was in New York, you definitely should...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Vacation - Amidst Political Chaos

I am taking a small vacation from politics - even amidst political chaos in numerous areas. I recognize that people are on vacation, so why write at a time when people aren't reading blogs? It is important to take a break from time to time.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Donald Trump's View on World Politics

Donald J Trump has barely been in office for five months, and he has already caused a lot of chaos. Most recently his antagonism towards cooperation and dialogue with Cuba has been in focus. What is going on right now? Are we watching The Apprentice live? Is the Twitter President a farce? One could in fact ask: is this REALLY what Republicans support since virtually nobody protests in the Republican party?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Terrorists Are Wimps!

Some of the biggest wimps are suicidal, and terrorist organizations take advantage of this psychological aspect. A short time ago, we all heard of Manchester, and last night it appears three men targeted London. Details will surface as Police do their investigations.

Monday, May 29, 2017

NATO and Climate - Both Are Important

NATO is historically a North Atlantic treaty. From its inception it was centered around western nations, and yet - as numerous nations changed their political systems - it has remained virtually unchanged in terms of who takes part in that alliance. It could be argued that as we face terrorism, we might have an interest in joining forces with Russia, China and numerous others in our 'new' challenging situation.