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About eeldav

I am a retired corporate attorney who has lived in both Europe and Asia. While working my responsibilities took me to over 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Are Republicans Becoming a Circular Firing Squad?

House Republicans will likely vote on Wednesday to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (Wy.) as their Conference chairwoman, the third most powerful GOP position in that chamber.  Why?  Well, she dared to challenge former President Donald Trump’s leadership of the Republican … Continue reading

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Now Is Not the Time to Relax and Tune Out

Numerous articles are being written about the better mood in the nation’s capital now that President Joe Biden is in the White House and Democrats control Congress, albeit narrowly.  Competent handling of the coronavirus pandemic with millions of vaccinations in … Continue reading

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Time Again for Some Issues Potpourri

America is strongest when there is an effective a partnership involving state and local governments, academia, private industry and the federal government.  World War II – probably this nation’s finest collaborative effort – proved this.  States and cities are always … Continue reading

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Everyone Does Better – When We All Do Better

My older brother came through Washington, D.C. where I was working in 1963 and spent a few days at my apartment in a Maryland suburb.  He was moving furniture as a summer job while attending grad school and I took … Continue reading

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While China Surges – Republicans Obstruct

“We will bury you” was an ominous warning attributed to Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War in 1956.  Some translators claim his Russian words actually meant, “We will outlast you.”   Either way, I don’t … Continue reading

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Democracy Is Dying on the Right

There’s a lot to unpack from the events of the past several weeks.  First, it appears that the Republican Party has crossed the Rubicon to join former President Donald Trump and his band of radicals – a collection of anti-government, … Continue reading

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Will Republican Lies Make America Ungovernable?

The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 was incited by the many unfounded election fraud lies spread by former President Trump, his supporters and right-wing media.  The eight senators and 139 House Republicans who, shortly thereafter, objected to President-elect … Continue reading

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The Republican Party Is Not Fit to Govern

If ever there was a day that defined the reckless incompetence of President Donald Trump and the anti-democratic tendencies of the Republican Party, it was January 6.  The word “unprecedented” has been used so often with regard to this president’s … Continue reading

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Will Trump’s Coup Attempt End Next Week?

Are you curious about the count of electoral votes to be conducted during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, January 6 that will finalize the results of the presidential election? Well, you’re not alone.  For the past two weeks, half … Continue reading

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Republicans Attempted a Coup; It Won’t Be Their Last

President Donald Trump has attempted a coup-d’état and the vast majority of congressional Republicans are either actively supporting him or watching silently from the sidelines.  Many may fear a nasty tweet from the president, however, I believe that a significant … Continue reading

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