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Posts on 08/25/19

A Defense of Trump? Where Have the Leaders Gone?

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 08/25/19 4:13 pm) John E asked if anyone in WAISdom is willing to defend Trump. To start with I don't mind telling that I didn't vote for Trump but all in all, we have to take into account that even toda ...

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A Defense of Trump? He Has Some Support Among Venezuelans

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/25/19 7:39 am) John E. recently asked, "Is anyone on WAIS willing to attempt a positive take on Trump?" It is very hard to have a good opinion of a person such as Mr Trump. It is not necessary to r ...

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A Defense of Trump? Er, No

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/25/19 6:22 am) John Eipper commented: "WAIS is all about a balance of views, but when was the last time we posted a positive take on Trump? Is anyone willing to try?" In the beginning I believed ...

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Sacco and Vanzetti, and Mussolini`s Appeals for Clemency

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/25/19 4:47 am) Ninety-two years ago, on 23 August 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Nick and Bart) were executed. Few know that the Italian PM Mussolini tried to save their lives. Mussoli ...

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Some Protein in the American Diet: A Defense of Trump

(David Duggan, USA, 08/25/19 3:52 am) Our editor dared one of us to come up with a defense of Trump. Having studied Latin with Cicero's prosecution of Catilina ("De Catiline") and defense of Caelius ("Pro Caelio"), ...

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Posts on 08/24/19

Climate Change in Canary Islands

(Carmen Negrin, France, 08/24/19 12:22 pm) John E asked if the Canary Islands are becoming drier due to climate change. I really couldn't tell. I have only been going to the Canaries for less than 20 years. In that relatively short ...

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Nicaragua`s Atlantic Coast

(Richard Hancock, USA, 08/24/19 4:08 am) I have not posted to WAIS since March of this year. I was suddenly hit by a terrible skin disease which caused me to be the sickest I have been in my entire life. I have almost totally recovered but ...

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Posts on 08/23/19

Is Anti-Populism an Elitist Position?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/23/19 3:27 pm) John Eipper asked on August 19th: "WAISers both left and right tend to loathe populism, or at least take it for granted that the unwashed masses embrace populism out of ignorance. Why is this so ...

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Canary Islands Wildfires

(Carmen Negrin, France, 08/23/19 6:47 am) We also have fires in Gran Canaria in a preserved area with endemic species. It's all very tragic and so few care. JE comments:  So disturbing.  Carmen, the Canaries ...

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Italy`s Government Crisis

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/23/19 4:38 am) The president of the republic (no capital letters please) had consultations with all parties and has given them until next Tuesday to reach a resolution. The options are still t ...

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