by | Jun 7, 2019

Barely over a week after the British establishment’s disastrous performance in the European Union elections, it seems increasingly likely that a similarly dismal fate awaits them at home.  The EU election, held from May 23 through 26, saw significant gains…

by | Jun 5, 2019

The mayor of London was not happy. So with the president of the United States soon to arrive in the town over which Mayor Sadiq Khan presides, what better for Khan to do than take to the pages of the Observer,…

by | May 20, 2019

Imagine an election in which one party promises to save the planet and the opposing party pledges to save your job. Which is more likely to get your vote? For most people, those who support families and coach T-Ball on…

by | May 20, 2019

In one of those minor coincidences of history, May 23 is “red nose day” and election day in the European Union when voters in twenty-eight countries— including the United Kingdom — will choose the European Union’s next parliament. Red Nose…

by | May 17, 2019

Ralph Lauren Corporation continues to disappoint investors. Its stock price is off over 21% in the past five years, showing some recovery since a low in April of 2017. Same-store sales in North America are the company’s biggest challenge, showing…

by | Apr 1, 2019

Friday was supposed to be “Brexit Day,” when the United Kingdom once again became a sovereign nation independent of the European Union. Instead, it was the day that the UK’s parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s awful Brexit deal for…

by | Feb 26, 2019

“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly.” How Brexiteers must regret that Britain did not heed the hard lessons the European Union teaches its recalcitrant members, and struck hard for WTO Brexit as…

by | Feb 25, 2019

It’s well-nigh impossible to feel sorry for the person who desperately wanted to ascend to the office Winston Churchill held during World War Two at the moment when the principal job of the United Kingdom’s prime minister would be to…

by | Dec 15, 2018

Mel Brooks’s Blazing Saddles is the funniest movie ever made. Much of its humor illustrates the devastating stupidity of racism. There’s a scene early in the movie when the new black sheriff, who has just ridden into town, faces a crowd…

by | Dec 3, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s agreement to withdraw from the European Union may not be the worst deal ever, but it’s a close second to former president Obama’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran. By the terms of her withdrawal agreement…

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