The failed coup d’etat in America.


I used the word coup in the title of this article because though I might have hitherto thought that’s exactly what’s been happening for the last two years in America, it’s a word I avoided using simply because it seems overly dramatic, and is habitually used by hysterical bloggers describing something as simple as one … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 8.


There was a knock on the apartment door. Manannon opened it and found two men standing there. There’s nothing cops can do to disguise themselves he thought. Are you Mr Manannon, the older one asked. Yes. I’m Inspector Pritchet and this is my sergeant. May we come in? What’s this about Manannon asked, without budging … Continue reading

The State of the Democrat party.


In the ordinary way of things the annual State of the Union address given by the President is usually a fairly bland and predictable event in the congressional calendar. With the advent of Trump though, it’s become unmissable political theatre. Whatever your personal opinion of him, there’s no doubt he’s a very capable businessman who’s … Continue reading

Is it time to break up the FBI?


Every country has its security services. They usually come with a bewildering array of initials but the broad breakdown is they can usually be categorised as being focused on internal or external threats to a country. It’s a natural division of labour since both the skill sets required and the environments they must operate in … Continue reading