How Articulate Is Donald Trump?

October 15, 2018

The age of Trump can be defined as the moment when inarticulate discourse became the articulator of US values. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. The trauma of the 2016 presidential election has left Americans in a state of deepening confusion about the very nature of their society and the...

The #MeToo Movement Goes Global

September 28, 2018

The US isn't the only country where women are lining up to burn down the (frat) house. The famous tenor Enrico Caruso went on trial in 1906 for an incident at the Monkey House in Central Park. He was accused of the indecent assault of 30-year-old Hannah Graham. Caruso in turn accused one of the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: America Shows “Sincerity”?

September 26, 2018

Playing by the rules requires sincerity. But we have passed from a rules-based to a laws-based system, with a madman writing the laws. International relations between the United States and China show signs of evolving into a scenario worthy of the most melodramatic soap opera. The script now...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Non-Committal” to Mideast Plan

September 24, 2018

For his “deal of the century” in the Middle East, Trump forgot to tell us in which century it would be revealed. Reuters recently provided an update on the peace process in the Middle East, or rather the lack thereof. For any process to proceed, it must have a vague but real vision of a...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Trump’s “Tremendous” Problem

September 13, 2018

Trump is not the first president to have problems with the English language. But he has transformed the language and style of presidents.  No one can deny that Donald Trump is the hands-down champion of self-congratulations. As he awaited the calamitous arrival of Hurricane Florence on the East...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: India “Waiver” at Risk

September 05, 2018

As India inks a deal with Russia for the S-400 missile system, the US might not grant a waiver to New Delhi. The subtitle of an article on Al Jazeera tells us that the US has mildly threatened India, whose potential failure to obey US policy is under review: “US might not offer waiver to India...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Straight Talk” with John McCain

September 03, 2018

After the death of John McCain, the senator’s admirers speak with effusive praise about his celebrated candor. The death and funeral of John McCain, a Republican senator and former presidential candidate, have provided a pretext for reflection, if not yet another “momento de la veridad” in...

Will Donald Trump Face Impeachment?

August 31, 2018

Even if he is impeached, Donald Trump, possibly one of the most corrupt US presidents, may walk away unscathed. Is Donald Trump one of the most corrupt presidents in US history? Trump is yet to cross the midway point of his presidency, but his actions over the last two years, during the 2016...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Betsy DeVos Uses Her “Discretion”

August 28, 2018

Hey, kids, soon your teachers may have the guns they need to keep your attention. Hand it to US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — whose brother, Eric Prince, founded the mercenary army of Blackwater — to find a way to turn classrooms into virtual military battlegrounds. According to a report...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Speaking Out” on Trump

August 27, 2018

The dilemma for politicians of all stripes is to find a way to talk about their opponents’ corruption without drawing attention to their own. At the end of a bad week in court for the White House, The New York Times highlighted the quandary of Republicans facing re-election in November’s...

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