Category: Trump

  • Scenes from America

    Here’s a small slice of life from America in late August 2020.

  • Some Background On The Law Of Presidential Elections

    I thought my non-American readers might appreciate a (decidedly non-expert) brief outline of US law on presidential elections, in light of President Trump’s unprecedented suggestion that he might seek to delay the US presidential election—an idea so outlandish that when the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joseph Biden, suggested Trump might try it, provoked outraged claims of […]

  • See Something, Say Something: Letters Blogatory on Trump

    I am re-upping this post from December 10, 2015, in light of the resignations at the Department of Justice yesterday. What do you think? Readers abroad, you may not have heard the phrase, “If you see something, say something.” It’s something we here in the U.S. see all the time in public places and on […]

  • A Profile In Courage

    As a citizen of Massachusetts and someone who pays attention to politics in the Commonwealth, I’ve had my eyes on Mitt Romney for a long time. After his turn in the private sector and his work with the Salt Lake City Olympics, he had a moderately successful term as governor of Massachusetts in the early […]

  • L’état, c’est Trump?

    L’état, c’est Trump?

    Louis XIV, the Sun King, led France in an age of diplomatic and military triumphs and state centralization. In a simpler age, he ruled personally, without a prime minister, and he mastered the French aristocracy. He is said to have declared, “L’état, c’est moi,” which would have been a ridiculous thing to say, except that […]