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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.

Historic Supreme Court Decisions Are Looming

Pandemics, protests and politics, oh my!  Yes, there’s a lot driving the news cycles these days but pending decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court are even more ominous for the nation’s future.  Later this month, or certainly this summer, the … Continue reading

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Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Many unnerving tragedies have occurred since George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis policeman on May 25.  Police frequently attacked and injured journalists covering the resulting protests – President Trump called for federal troops to police American cities – federal … Continue reading

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If You’re Feeling Helpless – You’re Not Alone

What more can I write about President Trump and his inept, corrupt administration?  Ditto the Republican Party.  And who needs negative predictions about the path ahead when there seems to be so little we can do about it?  Yet, when … Continue reading

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What Is Freedom – And Who Has It?

Anti-government protestors have been aggressively railing against stay-at-home orders in Michigan and other states, demanding their freedom.  But what is “freedom”?  Is it their right to own an assault rifle?   Does it equate to refusing vaccinations for their children?  Is … Continue reading

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After the Virus, What’s in America’s Future?

The Great Depression of the 1930s was devastating for the entire world, especially the United States.  The agrarian economy of the early twentieth century produced a society that was probably much more self-reliant than that of today’s interconnected, information age.  … Continue reading

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GOP Is Turning U.S. Competence into a S–t Show

During President Obama’s first term, several of my conservative friends constantly railed about the president’s spending.  I remember one of them saying “Tea Party, here we come”.  When Obama signed a massive stimulus package of around $800 billion soon after … Continue reading

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Let Life’s Lessons Guide Us to Better Times

Almost a year ago I came across an article in the New York Times digital addition that caught my eye.  It encouraged readers to “share your story” and “life lessons,” perhaps to provide some wisdom for students graduating that spring. … Continue reading

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Trump Inflicts Pain of GOP Ideology on Nation

It’s no secret, the Republican Party has been attacking the mainstream media and the federal bureaucracy for decades.  Still, no president has waged that battle with more ferocity than Donald Trump.  After the 2016 election, he admitted to journalist Leslie … Continue reading

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Changing News Cycles Can’t Save Trump This Time

President Trump has gone from claiming that 15 coronavirus cases would be going away to announcing on Tuesday that this pandemic will kill between 100,000 to 240,000 Americans.  I believe he came up with this staggering death toll because he … Continue reading

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Trump Totally Fails His Big Leadership Challenge

President Donald Trump should be the best-informed person in the nation, if not the world.  He gets daily briefings from a highly skilled U.S. intelligence apparatus.  If the Chinese were attempting to minimize the coronavirus severity, these people would have … Continue reading

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