Trump: Getting Things Done

Trump: Getting Things Done

You’d hardly know it from reading the local press here – or anything on Twitter, Reddit, or Hacker News, too – but Donald Trump’s first year as US president has turned out pretty well. Indeed, in comparison to the last half dozen men to hold...
One At A Time?

One At A Time?

The anti-fascists were out in force in Lyon this weekend doing…well, anti-fascist things, I guess. I didn’t see them in the streets though, according to a report in Lyon Capitale, they weren’t all that far away from my place. Still, I did catch the...
Whose Fault Is It?

Whose Fault Is It?

In The West there’s a story of a business doing it tough: ‘I regret to inform all my wonderful and supportive customers that we’ve had to make some dramatic changes to save our store.” As I read Melanie McInerney’s heartfelt Facebook post, I felt guilty. Even if...
Putin: Not My Job

Putin: Not My Job

After so many years in the job you have to trust the guy when he says it isn’t in his remit: Focusing on domestic politics, Putin also said he would like to see greater competition in Russian politics. But he said it is not his job to build up the opposition in...
Newsweek and Ryan Sit Bring the Fail

Newsweek and Ryan Sit Bring the Fail

Like so many in the media, Newsweek will do whatever they can to turn a story – any story – into an anti-Trump hit piece. Here’s their latest headline: TRUMP GETS HIS OWN BIRTHDAY WRONG AND MELANIA DIDN’T KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES, NYC BALLOTS REVEAL How...
Froome’s Doping Problem

Froome’s Doping Problem

News broke today that Chris Froome had returned as adverse finding (read: tested positive for doping) at the Vuelta a couple of months back. As CyclingNews.com explained it: Both Froome’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples revealed excess salbutamol. In...