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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.

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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Fortunately, Democrats Control the U.S. House

No matter what problems threaten, or how bad they might get, there’s one thing we must always remember – most of President Donald Trump’s decisions are focused on glorifying his time in office and getting reelected.  I see no evidence … Continue reading

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Is America Ready for a Democratic Socialist?

A conservative friend who doesn’t particularly like President Trump told me he couldn’t possibly vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders if he becomes the Democratic nominee.  Why?  Well, he believes capitalism has served this nation well for many decades and Sanders … Continue reading

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Trump Will Go Too Far – It’s in His DNA

My last blog introduced the Autocracy Clock, a time piece of my imagination that suggests our democracy will have ended when the midnight hour is reach.  It concluded with: “The Autocracy Clock has not yet struck midnight; but that fateful … Continue reading

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Another Ominous Clock to Watch

Do you remember the Doomsday Clock?  Sure you do.  It’s a metaphor for a man-made, world-ending catastrophe expressed in minutes to midnight.  Members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have been maintaining it since 1947, a year when the … Continue reading

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Why Republican Politicians Protect Trump

Could it be that Republicans believe President Trump will actually “Make American Great Again?”  Nah!  They know that’s just a campaign slogan to enthuse his base. Are they enamored by his visionary leadership?  That’s laughable!  Virtually everything Trump does is … Continue reading

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The Real Truth About Trump’s Economy

Candidate Donald Trump’s proposals on trade and some other issues didn’t seem at all compatible with conservative Republican ideology.  So, after watching congressional Republicans obstruct President Obama for almost eight years, I expected some of the same pushback for incoming … Continue reading

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Trump Adds to U.S. Mistakes in the Middle East

Let me make it clear, the following isn’t intended to defend the dictatorial Islamic regime in Iran, mitigate its terrorist activities in the Middle East or “mourn” for assassinated Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, as Republicans ridiculously accuse Democrats of … Continue reading

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A Letter to Rural Americans

Both Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) recently claimed that Democrats not only hate President Trump, they hate the 63 million people who voted for him.  That would include many of you folks who live outside urban … Continue reading

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