NYTimes: Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids – NYT

Here’s an excellent editorial from the NYT.

Source: Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids

The NYT is right to be highly critical of Donald Trump‘s absence of leadership on the opioid epidemic. Now that this has become a national crisis, Trump weak intervention is an integral part of the problem.

But  I disagree with the NYT that the US government‘s policy must be about empathy and care.

Trump seems to respect major military figures in government. Perhaps, he needs a former general to implement the recommendations of his opioids commission but as a first step he must surely declare a national public health emergency?


Corbyn’s comrades and the Russian revolution – Bagehot – The Economist

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here's a reflective article in the Bagehot column of the Economist. It argues that the centenary of the October revolution is a good time to reflect on Labour’s leadership.

Source: Corbyn’s comrades and the Russian revolution

With Theresa May‘s government likely to make a disasterous mess of Brexit, the chances of a Far Left governmnt in the UK are very probable.

On top of the Brexit fallout, a Far Left Labour government would trigger enormous economic uncertainty both at the personal and corporate level.

Any thoughts on how UK politics became so polarized?