Don’t Look Now, But West Africa Just Took A Huge Leap Forward

Nigeria just won big, but so too did West Africa. How the Gambia could change West Africa for the better.

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Donald Trump’s No Good, Very Bad, Absolutely Stupid Comments on NATO and the EU

(Note: This article has been edited for clarity) NATO is "obsolete."  The European Union will, and perhaps should, lose more members. Such are the words of the president-elect of the United States, and they are unequivocally terrible. When Trump slams NATO, he is quietly whispering to deadened nightmares Europe thought it had laid to rest. … Continue reading Donald Trump’s No Good, Very Bad, Absolutely Stupid Comments on NATO and the EU

The B+ Presidency of Barack Obama

The faded signs of "Hope and Change" still linger in the attics and closets of millions of Americans.  I still have my old campaign t-shirt; I worked the phone bank in 2008 in Arizona, where ubiquitous caller ID screens let people decide if they were going to thank me or shout at me before they even … Continue reading The B+ Presidency of Barack Obama

The Russo-Trump Alliance

The Russian hacking scandal of the Democratic National Party continues;  accusations that incoming President-elect Donald Trump is a Russian stooge are as steady as the drumbeat of yesteryear's cries that Obama was not really a citizen.  The evidence behind the attack is still thin.  Yet it is also irrelevant because it seems the incoming administration has … Continue reading The Russo-Trump Alliance