Asia/Africa/Americas update: June 8-9 2017

Friends, I’m going to level with you. Between Qatar and Iran and now the UK elections, it has been a hell of a week for a person who obsessively blogs about world news. So this update is really kind of a catch-all for bits of news from everywhere else, though I know some things probably… Continue reading Asia/Africa/Americas update: June 8-9 2017

Europe/Americas update: June 7 2017

COMEY TIME Former FBI Director James Comey will testify tomorrow before the Senate intelligence committee regarding his firing and allegations that President Donald Trump tried to “encourage” him to drop the investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia. First, I would suggest you read this summary of recent developments in the Trump-Russia story leading… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 7 2017

Americas/Europe update: May 19-21 2017

TRUMP IN RIYADH So today was Donald Trump’s big speech on Islam in Riyadh, and much to my disappointment he seems to have stuck to reading a pretty banal foreign policy speech from the teleprompter rather than winging it and offending hundreds of millions of people. Yes, there were offensive things in there, as Juan… Continue reading Americas/Europe update: May 19-21 2017

Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

I’m going to be completely honest, and I don’t think I’m the only one feeling this way, but I am constantly in a state of moderate confusion lately. Donald Trump’s ability to pile one ridiculous fuckup on top of another has exceeded my ability to keep track of them all. Right now, as far as… Continue reading Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

I’m going to be completely honest, and I don’t think I’m the only one feeling this way, but I am constantly in a state of moderate confusion lately. Donald Trump’s ability to pile one ridiculous fuckup on top of another has exceeded my ability to keep track of them all. Right now, as far as… Continue reading Americas Donald Trump update, May 16-17 2017

Europe/Americas update: May 8-11 2017

BEST FOOT FORWARD I don’t have much to add to the conflagration over Donald Trump’s decision to fire the guy investigating his possible ties to Russia–I recommend Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey on this if you’re not already oversaturated about it. But I do think it’s worth understanding how the banana republicification of our government… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: May 8-11 2017