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Democracy is A Winning Idea, but So too is … Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Democracy is A Winning Idea, but So too is …

I was watching Fareed Zakaria’s interview of Bill Clinton this morning on CNN.

Fareed threw Clinton a complete softball when he asked him whether the US was responsible for Russia’s behavior and unlawful war against... Read →

The Only Person with Balls in Russia (So Far) Image Courtesy: Reuters

The Only Person with Balls in Russia (So Far)

Regular readers of my articles will know that I lived in Moscow and practiced tax law there from 1994 to 1996.   I also spent time working in Russia and Ukraine in 1990.   My first trip to the former Soviet Union came... Read →

The West Is Becoming Complicit in Navalny’s Death Image The Times of Israel

The West Is Becoming Complicit in Navalny’s Death

All indications are that Alexei Navalny is sitting in his prison cell in Siberia fighting for his life.   While US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan finally warned Putin that the US will take action against the Kremlin if... Read →

An Obvious and Certain Way to End the COVID-19 Crisis Quickly Image Copyright: BestCashCow

An Obvious and Certain Way to End the COVID-19 Crisis Quickly

There is a certain way to solve the current health crisis, and it is right in front of us.

Here in New York, 60% of the population is roaming around with self-made masks or cheap masks that they bought on Amazon covering their ... Read →

Spanish Flu 1918 – Coronavirus 2020 Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

Spanish Flu 1918 – Coronavirus 2020

America has long been in a leadership role in the world and a marvel of economic expansion.  Our strengths have been defined by an unwillingness to be satisfied with what is now and the assurance that we control the future and our g... Read →

The Implications of Telling States to Go Bankrupt Are Dangerous and Long-Term Image Copyright: BestCashCow

The Implications of Telling States to Go Bankrupt Are Dangerous and Long-Term

It is going to take a generation for the US and the world to recover from the damage we have incurred, very much in part from our own actions.

We are all now fully aware of the impact and implications of damaging statements mad... Read →

Donald Trump Needs to Resign NOW Image Courtesy: ABC News

Donald Trump Needs to Resign NOW

For almost half the nation, Trump has been a welcome change for America (although the other half vigorously feels the other way).  But, he is now seriously out of his area of competence and no longer a legitimate leader. 

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Barring New Yorkers from Global Entry Violates the US Constitution Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Barring New Yorkers from Global Entry Violates the US Constitution

It has been 25 years since I graduated from law school and almost as long since I have practiced law.   I am no longer so certain why I went to law school, but I am damn certain that I remember Constitutional law.   T... Read →

Mystery Solved – Trump’s Unplanned Walter Reed Visit Was Not Caused By a Medical Condition Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

Mystery Solved – Trump’s Unplanned Walter Reed Visit Was Not Caused By a Medical Condition

The media and Twitter have been abuzz since Donald Trump made an unplanned visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda yesterday morning.   Respected media observers, including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, have highlighted how... Read →

Trump International Hotel In Washington And Still More Bribery Image Courtesy: Washington Post

Trump International Hotel In Washington And Still More Bribery

In 2013, Donald Trump entered into a 60-year lease from the General Services Administration for the renovation of the old post office to become the Trump International Hotel in Washington.   The property is leased for $180 mill... Read →

231 Year-Old Document Fails As Operating Manual, Leaving Trump in Power Image Courtesy: USA Today

231 Year-Old Document Fails As Operating Manual, Leaving Trump in Power

I am as overwhelmed as anyone by the prescience and power of the American Constitution.   It is worthy of accolades for its boldness, brilliance and vision and for its prescient guidance for a vibrant and caring society.  ... Read →

The Democrats Should Suspend All of Their Debates

Here are some things that could be interesting in a normal environment:

  1. Hearing Joe Biden defend himself and his son Hunter from allegations of misconduct.
  2. Seeing Elizabeth Warren’s latest handout propo... Read →
Dark Days for U.S.’s International Standing; Consequences Coming Image Courtesy: NPR

Dark Days for U.S.’s International Standing; Consequences Coming

These are dark days for our country, if not yet for financial markets.

While we have survived and even prospered with President Trump for three years, he is now highly unsteady.

Putin recognizes this.   So t... Read →

Trump’s Obsession with Dorian and Alabama Might be a Clever Ploy and Not Narcissism Image Courtesy: CNN

Trump’s Obsession with Dorian and Alabama Might be a Clever Ploy and Not Narcissism

Donald Trump continues to obfuscate in the interest of achieving his goals.   Hurricane Dorian presented him with an opportunity to try and change the narrative.   Rather than simply dismiss a minor gaffe regardi... Read →

Jeffrey Epstein Did Not Die By Suicide; He was Murdered Image Courtesy: NYS Division of Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Epstein Did Not Die By Suicide; He was Murdered

In this day and age, it is hard to take everything that you see and hear at face value.   That’s true of the news this morning that Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide.

Epstein was being held in a Federal prison in ... Read →