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OUR VALUES: Truth Integrity Decency Character Facts Science Law Freedom
Vladimir Putin launched a massive attack on the American electoral system in 2016, to help elect Donald J. Trump
as President of the United States. Among his goals were that of getting the U.S. and European sanctions lifted.
Since then Trump has taken a number of actions favorable to Moscow, and failed to take actions he should have in opposition to Russian aggression.
Now, at the G-7 in Montreal on June 8, 2018, he has proposed reādmitting Russia to the G-7 group of leading economic powers. Russia was expelled from the group (then known as the G-8) following its invasions of the Ukraine.
We may now expect Donald Trump, who has once again shown his pro-Russian colors, to further Putin’s agenda by seeking to relax U.S. and European sanctions against Russia.
When Trump or Putin speaks of abandoning “the old liberal international order”, it should be clear, they are arguing for abandoning the international legal order based on the U.N. Charter and the prohibition of the international use of force.
Updated Feb. 21, 2018–Developing What is going on in Syria is a continuation of the last seven years of policy failure by the West and…
THE HARVARD GAZETTE, a publication of Harvard University, has recently published an interview with former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power. In its introduction, the Gazette writes,…
Continuing Google Censorship Google continues to censor The Trenchant Observer, not displaying search results on hot topics such as the Christopher Steele Dossier. In fact,…
Developing Joseph McCarthy set the pattern for smearing people and institutions during the McCarthy period in the 1950’s. He spread lies and innuendo accusing people…
Spirit of Jaspers, “The Question of Individual Responsibility for the Actions of One’s Nation, The Question 0f American Guilt, November 30, 2017 (reprinted woith permission)….
Authoritarianism and mass psychology in America: The Leader and his movement Something has happened in America. It is also happening in other democracies in Europe….
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak with Trump on May 10, 2017 at the White House Whatever the story of the…
It pains one to say it, but Trump supporters, in and out of Congress, are undermining democracy and the rule of law.
Our “authoritarian clown” has sucked all of the oxygen out of public life, seduced perhaps 40% of the population, and wrapped himself inside and around our brains to such an extent that we can hardly think of anything else. The media, and particularly the cable media, are thriving on the Schadenfreude of their viewers as the latter watch in disbelief each day as each new outrage and each new revelation about the president’s unbelievably coarse and often apparently unlawful actions occur.
“Trump did this today,” or “Trump is going to do that,” and so goes the refrain.
But spectators are not free of moral blame. You can’t just watch his actions and decry them. Something must be done to stop him.