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Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again

Accordng to this article in The Economist: DONALD TRUMP rules over Washington as if he were a king and the White House his court. His displays of dominance, his need to be the centre of attention and his impetuousness have a whiff of Henry VIII about them. Fortified by his belief that his extraordinary route […]

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Humpty Dumpty Trumpty falls off his wall

An internal report on Trump’s Mexico Wall promise, previously reported by Reuters, estimated that fully walling off or fencing the entire southern border would cost $21.6bn – $9.3m per mile of fence and $17.8m per mile of wall. But so far, the Department of Homeland Security -DHS – has identified only $20m that can be […]

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Mexico will not accept unilateral Trump immigration steps, foreign minister says

Mexico has indicated it would not accept the Trump administration’s new US immigration proposals, saying it would go to the United Nations to defend the rights of immigrants in the US. Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s foreign minister, was responding to Donald Trump’s plans to enforce immigration rules more vigorously against undocumented migrants, which could lead to […]

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4,000 manufacturing jobs lost while Trump president-elect Tours

Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day said recently that America lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs in November. Where the heck was President-elect Donald Trump? Was he working hard to save those jobs like he did to save some of the jobs at Carrier? No. President-elect Donald Trump was travelling around the country congratulating himself on his […]

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Bribery in Mexico

During the 1960’s I drove to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, just across from Laredo, Texas, because some friends from high school had gone there the year before and extolled the various pleasures there. I stay about 6 minutes, which impressed the border guards. I was an east-end boy and had seen quite a bit by the […]