31 July 2015   The killing in Zimbabwe of a magnificent lion named Cecil has ignited worldwide outrage and disgust.   It should.  In my view, hunting for sport is murder.   The perpetrator was Walter Palmer, a small-town dentist from Minnesota with a record of killing large animals with a bow [...]


25 July 2015   There’s been so much dramatic news these days – from Greece’s miseries to Iran, China from blowhard Donald Trump – that the shocking story of how America’s National Security Agency has been spying on German and French  leadership has gone almost unnoticed. Last year, it was [...]


18 July 2015   Barack Obama is the first American president to stand up to the Israel lobby since Dwight Eisenhower ordered Israel to withdraw from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in 1956-57. Freed of re-election concerns and the need for vast amounts of cash, President Obama finally made the decision to [...]