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It’s time to face it.   The nation will be no better under Trump than it would be under Mrs. Clinton.   Both are disreputable.  Both are people of so little character and honesty that without them we would prosper.   802 more words


State of the Union - EU må ta grep for å løse felles utfordringer

14. september holdt Europakommisjonens president Jean-Claude Juncker sin årlige “State of the European Union”-tale i Europaparlamentet i Strasbourg. Juncker understrekte at selv om EU ikke står i fare for å gå i oppløsning i kjølvannet av Brexit, så står EU foran en rekke utfordringer – populisme, splittelse mellom medlemslandene, arbeidsledighet og sosiale forskjeller, statsgjeld, sikkerhet og strømmen av migranter. 266 more words



SIDE EFFECTS Is a small one-man shop.  We haven’t stringers or researchers or backup.   Which is why, although we hate like the Dickens to do this we need to plump ourselves up for hitting on something that now, weeks later, has become an emergency situation. 425 more words


Designated Survivor

The new show on ABC called Designated Survivor (you can read about it here) makes me think of the first season episode He Shall From Time to Time where Josh explains how someone in the line of succession always sits out the State of the Union address: 84 more words

'Designated Survivor' puts Kiefer Sutherland in the White House

(CNN)–“Designated Survivor” gives Americans weary of the vitriolic presidential race a Commander in Chief to feel good about. It just takes a massive terrorist attack that wipes out most of the government to get him into office. 482 more words


EU struggles to deal with multiple ‘first world problems’

Living in Brussels, it’s easy to be sucked into the prevailing pessimistic and heart-wrenchingly grim European Union narrative. The one that says that the EU is falling apart, Brexit will prompt other countries to leave the bloc and there’s no common ground among the remaining 27 members. 819 more words

European Affairs

#SOTEU: Plaudite!

The State of the Union speech (#SOTEU) of president Jean-Claude Juncker resembled himself – pale, drained out of energy, contrasting with  confronting him triumphant Euro skeptics Nighel Farage and Syed Kamall.  521 more words