Tag Archives: USA

AN ERICLE SPECIAL: The 2020 US Presidential Debate


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God Bless America

What I saw:

This is a picture of Donald Trump returning to The White House after his Tulsa political rally, watched by an underwhelming 6,200 people in a stadium that can hold 18,000, after claiming that over 1,000,000 people … Read more...

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MONKEY BUSINESS: An Ericle Exclusive

Monkey Business

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‘Over-rated, over there’. Whither (supposed) US democratic values?


On the eve of the Trump inauguration, The Ericle is – like many others – pondering where and what it will lead to. And like many others, I’m anxious about the prospects.

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Why Trump’s victory isn’t like Brexit

[The Ericle recently posted a piece (see here) on this subject. This week, the leader in The Spectator was exactly on this theme. I am re-publishing it here for my reader, who may not be a subscriber.]Read more...

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‘Events, dear boy, events’.

ɪˈvɛnt/ event. Noun. A thing that happens or takes place, especially one of importance.


This has been an eventful seven days by any standards. As I, like many others, try to make some sense of what has occurred in … Read more...

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An inconvenient truth: BREXIT ≠ Trump

Even before last night’s ghastly denouement, Trump’s Presidential and the UK’s Brexit campaigns had become coupled within the tidal wave of public  rhetoric. I’m not suggesting that there are not some similarities, but that does not mean that they are … Read more...

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Take Me Out To The Ballpark

During the final fortnight of this October I was up in the early hours of the morning no less than 6 times. I’m not a great sleeper, butredsox my early risings on these occasions were intentional – I wanted to … Read more...

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Newtown is Our Town

Newtown, CT, is a town described as being “typically New England”. Having lived in that area for over 5 years in the 70s, I have a true sense of what is meant by this description. And though I don’t, for Read more...

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The Cousins

The QueenMy cousin, who lives in Los Angeles, is a serial re-emailer. To this end, I am the regular recipient of the odd good joke, some crusty retreads, links to YouTube vids of fluffy animals & the like and an amount … Read more...

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