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LBJ – The Movie; Not to be Missed

Rob Reiner’s new film “LBJ” hit theaters nationwide and the early reviews have been Oscar worthy. Lyndon Johnson, along with the characters of the era, have been brought back to life not only by Rob Reiner but by Robert Schenkkan’s award-winning play “All the Way,”...

Sadly, The Las Vegas Shooting is Now in our Rear-View Mirror

It has now been a week since a heavily-armed 64-year-old multi-millionaire broke the windows of his comped room in Las Vegas and began to spray modified semi-automatic weapons fire on innocents across the street who were listening to a country music festival. A week...

A Word About the Americo-Centric Nature of Our Storm Coverage

Like most people, I found myself watching the recent hurricane coverage and kept my fingers crossed for my friends and loved ones. Whether you are in Los Angeles or Thailand, you know when a brewing storm is getting serious when Basic Cable art departments and CNN are...

Real Housewives of the West Wing

The White House has become a reality show. A president gets the advice he deserves. For those who have studied presidential politics and behavior over the past half century, this is both a blessing and a curse. While there has been no shortage of sharp elbows over the...

The Death Rattle Of The Trump Presidency Has Begun

The end began when the adults took over the investigation. It’s now over but the shouting. It began the moment charges moved from unnamed sources in the New York Times and the Washington Post to the desk of Robert Mueller III, the former Director of the FBI, now the...

The Inevitable Resignation Of Donald J. Trump

This administration cannot last; the only issue that remains is the date and time of its departure. At some point, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan will make the long and painful trip to the Oval Office ― like others did in August...

Our Rogue Presidency As Seen From Asian Shores

The phone calls and emails from my Pacific Rim associates have become more apoplectic since January 20th. As they watch CNN International or BBC, they cannot understand how a society as prosperous and smart as the United States—a beacon of stability—could drive itself...

We Now Enter the Most Dangerous Chapter of American History

We saw a deep contrast between President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago and President-Elect Trump’s first press conference in Washington. With Obama, saw heard the soaring rhetoric that we have become accustomed to over the past eight years. We have also listened...

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