Category Archives: Elections
The United Kingdom may descend into political chaos, but it will do so with style and in a calm and dignified manner. You can say about the UK what you want, but Britons can carry off things that would look … Continue reading
Abbas: Hey, Mr President, you know when I had my last election? Trump: Um, um, I am not so good with history. I’ll have to ask Stephen. Abbas: I’ll tell you. I was elected in 2005. Trump: And you’re still in … Continue reading
It’s still there, but … (Photograped in La Paz on the anniversary of the 2016 constitutional referendum.) Links: More about Bolivia and about politics.
It’s mid-February. If you are like me, most of your new year’s resolutions have already dissipated, been forgotten or pushed to March or April. The smarter ones among you won’t have made any resolutions in the first place. But if … Continue reading
I was sitting in the park outside of the courthouse in Puno today, reading Nuestro hombre en La Habana and, fittingly, smoking a habano, when a gentleman in a suit – but without a hat – walked up to me and … Continue reading
Of course it didn’t take long for some of Bernie Sander’s supporters to exclaim with certainty that their candidate would have „easily/certainly/absolutely“ won against Donald Trump. That is not only an easy thing to say because it can never be … Continue reading
As has become customary on election nights, I have been twittering my initial thoughts all night. Here is a selection of those tweets and some additional comments. Saddest picture of this election so far: people in line staring at their … Continue reading
The letter left by George Bush Sr. for his successor Bill Clinton:
Photographed in Arica, Chile.