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Posts on 12/02/20

Reminder: It`s WAIS Wednesday!

(John Eipper, USA, 12/02/20 12:46 pm) Beloved Colleagues, don't forget it's WAIS Wednesday!  You may have opened your heart and your pocketbook yesterday for Giving Tuesday, and humanity thanks you.  But I trust you ...

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Sadiq al-Mahdi, the "Chosen One"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 12/02/20 12:27 pm) Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi had an interesting link with history, in that he was the great-grandson of Muhammad Ahmad, called by himself and his followers "al-Mahdi," the guided one, the Muslim equiva ...

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Jail for Trump? A Question from the UK

(Paul Preston, UK, 12/02/20 10:11 am) Like other "guiris inocentes" in WAIS, I have no right to intervene in this debate. Given the incompetence of the government under which I live, I am only too aware of the adage about glass ...

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I Sort of Feel Sorry for Trump...

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/02/20 6:45 am) I must confess my narrow admiration for Donald Trump, his incredible willingness to keep rolling forward as the road before him disintegrates, as nonpolitical institutions, history, and supporters wit ...

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The Republicans are the Party of the Working Class

(George Aucoin, France, 12/02/20 4:36 am) In response to Cameron Sawyer's question (December 1st) regarding the National Review being a "Democratic mole," I'm afraid he misses the point. That publication has nothing ...

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The California Effect and the Electoral College

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 12/02/20 4:27 am) The striking difference in what the popular vote looks like with and without California, for both the 2016 and 2020 elections, which our A. J. Cave has written about on a couple of occasions, has been ...

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Death of Sudan`s Former PM, Sadiq al-Mahdi

(Martin Storey, Australia, 12/02/20 3:43 am) The WAIS community has been talking a lot about Diego Maradona's death, leaving in the shade another man, who passed almost at the same time: former Prime Minister of the Sudan, Sadiq al-Mahdi. H ...

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Posts on 12/01/20

Just Arrived! Westbrook and Maguire`s "Getting Through Security"

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 12/01/20 6:03 am) I hope this finds you and yours well. Mark Maguire and David A. Westbrook, Getting Through Security: Counterterrorism, Bureaucracy and a Sense of the Modern is finally available as of t ...

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Biden Injures Foot in Accident; Thoughts on the Biden Appointees

(A. J. Cave, USA, 12/01/20 4:27 am) As of 10:00 pm Monday night (California time), we are ordered to "stay at home." Gone is the Trumpian term "shelter-in-place." When I was writing my (yet another) piece on t ...

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Trump`s Disgraceful Endgame: "National Review"

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 12/01/20 3:53 am) In response to George Aucoin (November 30th), are we to suppose that William F. Buckley's esteemed conservative beacon, the National Review, is also a Democratic mole? Trump's D ...

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