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I assume that Donald Trump will never be president of the United States. In my heart of hearts, I cannot reconcile his race baiting, self-adoration, misogyny and volatility . . . more
I have returned from Cleveland safe and sound. Let me tell you, it’s been a long time since the New York delegation had such prime seats for the big show. Our delegation, and the entire crowd, was enthusiastic . . . more
Last August I wrote a column about the campaign for the White House and the efforts of Donald J. Trump to win his party’s nomination. Knowing that we’re living in uncertain times, I did not dare to predict that he wouldn’t get the Republican Party nomination. As I am frequently wrong, according to my wife . . . more
A girl walks into a bar. Actually, a woman of a certain age walks into a coffee shop. To be perfectly honest, I walked into a coffee shop in Amsterdam . . . more
The announcement we’d all been waiting for — who would join Donald Trump in his campaign to be the country’s next president — was overshadowed by yet another senseless terrorist attack, this one in Nice, France. More than 80 people were killed . . . more
It seems universal that accidental and deliberate deaths are horrific and extremely difficult to accept, especially the death of loved ones. Whatever our differences . . . more
I walked up to the concierge at my hotel and asked him, “Can you direct me to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe?” He said, “Oh yes, madam, let me show you on the map. It’s just a short walk from here.” As if I were inquiring about a stroll to a café. more
Hillary Clinton’s use of email during her time as secretary of state was careless, but not illegal. Basically, the secretary of state, the figurehead of our diplomacy . . . more
Much of the Middle East now lies in tatters, ripped to shreds by terrorists. Why can this region find no peace? Why is it continually in conflict? The reasons are numerous. more
It took 240 years, but it went around and now it’s come around. Britain has declared its independence from the European Union, deciding to go it alone. In the same way that our cheeky American Colonies . . . more
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