Co-host Jim Meigs and I on the How Do We Fix It? Facebook page. We're in the final stages of building a brand new weekly podcast, and I'm pretty excited about it. If all goes well, How Do We Fix It? will be up on iTunes by June 10th. That would be exactly two … Continue reading I’ve Got a Blog. So, Why Am I Launching a Brand New Kick-Ass Podcast?
"God, Duty, Honor, Country". The Vietnam War Memorial on The Green in Guilford, Connecticut America is more politically and socially divided than at any moment since the Vienam War - a time of massive protest and urban unrest. On this Memorial Day, add one more trend to the list: The division between the U.S. … Continue reading Mind the Gap: Our Deep Military-Civilian Cultural Divide is Growing
A headline in The New York Times "The suicide of Britain," proclaims an apocalyptic and, (as the Brits would say) bloody silly headline on Ross Douthat's op-ed column. Arriving back in New York after a very pleasant and refreshing visit to England, I'm surprised by the response to last week's U.K. election in my … Continue reading Going Grumpy: Why The New York Times Is Wrong About the British Election, and Maybe U.S. Politics As Well.
Laura Kuenssberg, one of the new generation of savvy, smart women commentators on British TV London - There's nothing quite as brutal as politics. No fewer than three party leaders resigned here within hours of the UK's surprising election. Scores of highly experienced Liberal Democrats and Labor politicians were stunned by their defeats as … Continue reading Women Are Winners in Britain’s Surprising Election. So is the UK Economy.
An ad for "The Independent" at a London newsstand. London- The warnings are everywhere. Britain could plunge into political uncertainty after this election with no clear roadmap for what happens next. But what is all the arguing about? The surprising thing for Americans is the issues here are very similar to the hot … Continue reading Why the UK Election May Send a Potent Message to the US in the 2016 Race for the White House.
Flags flutter over British government buildings in Whitehall two days before the election London - Britain's election this Thursday is coming down to the wire, and nobody has a clue what the final result will be. The excitement of electioneering brought me back to London this week. British campaigns are noisy, breathless affairs with … Continue reading The Scary Thing About Britain’s Election: No one Has a Clue What Will Happen.
A view of the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Gazing up in wonder at the mighty Alhambra, I knew that coming here, even for just a few days, was a good move as well as a excellent photo op. Travel is food for the soul, and wandering through alleyways and ancient buildings in Spain's Andalusia has … Continue reading Travel To a New Place: What I Learned About Life and Politics at the Alhambra