Don’t give up hope. Even though you’ve now endured your fourth night of crosstalk cacophony that has passed for debating in the 2023 run amok run-up to Campaign 2024. Of course, you realise history will dismiss all four so-called debates for their obvious irrelevance to the ultimate decision-making
President Richard Nixon was work-vacationing in his Western White House estate at San Clemente and not far away, the White House press corps was about to be briefed by the world’s most famous anonymous authority on all foreign policies. Which is to say, another ritual Vietnam War
This was the week when just about everything that came gushing out of our Great News Funnels seemed to be sounding an all-too-real warning: Our world’s greatest democracy was shaking, shuddering and basically going to hell in a handbasket. (Whatever that means.) But we know the bottom line about what it
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin ended their Moscow summit this week by showcasing economic help and diplomatic support China will provide the now supplicant banana-less republic that is Putin’s Russia today. But even more importantly, the two autocratic presidents were careful not to spotlight this year’s most important reality:
For what seems like forever, America’s presidents have been ordering up new US policies designed to finally fix, or at least make the best of, the old and perpetual crises in Afghanistan. And sooner or later, each optimistic US president has discovered that even
Ever since we bid good riddance to god-awful 2020, America’s news consumers have had increasingly unsettling reasons to feel like we are somehow trapped inside another of those trite Hollywood sequels: Groundhog Year: 2021?
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This was the week when despairing global leaders — with an urgency unlike anything since World War II — looked to the modern era’s Leader of the Free World hoping to find leadership, resources and maybe even an inspiring way to win our war against a rampaging pandemic.
As America’s leaders struggle to survive in a world enveloped by the deadly COVID-19, I was surprised to hear a beleaguered leader who isn’t a president – but has become increasingly presidential – absolutely nail the missing leadership essential we most need today.
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