It’s Time to Worry About Donald Trump – John Cassidy – The New Yorker

John Cassidy, a staff writer at the New Yorker is one of my favorite American journalists. In this highly readable article Cassidy suggests that right now the question isn’t whether Trump could win the Republican nomination, it’s ‘What is it going to take to stop him?’

Source: It’s Time to Worry About Donald Trump – The New Yorker

As an international observer, this excellent article provides some clarificion on what’s happening in America’s Republican Party.

Many international observers are now exploring the reality of a Trump presidency. It’s hard to say whether this is destabilizing; perhaps this is all just a reaction to Obama‘s ineffective leadership?



Opinion – President Obama Takes On the Prison Crisis – Editorial – The New York Times – John Gelmini

Dr Alf is right to flag this NYT editorial but there’s another view.

President Obama is a lame duck President who did nothing to reduce the prison population in the first 4 years of his presidency, nothing to close down Guantanamo Bay, and nothing during the 3 years of this presidency in this regard.

As Dr Alf may know, President Obama has spent a fortune of American taxpayers money on stopping lawyers and others who dispute the authenticity of his birth certificate from impeaching him and removing him from office.

He dithers on Foreign affairs and refuses to take effective action against ISIS against the advice of his own generals. He is at best a disappointment and matters he failed to address will have to be dealt with by others.

He and those who support him need to weigh the future consequences when considering his so called “legacy” and people will need to choose a leader of the “Free World” to succeed him who is actually up to the job.

John Gelmini