Disenchanted

Joe Biden addressed the UN General Assembly yesterday and Danish reactions were mixed. Over at Berlingske, Mikkel Danielsen seems almost ready to call bullshit on the American president, but obviously can’t, so he does the next best thing: he compares him to Trump. He cites EU President Charles Michel: With Trump it was at least…

Grampa Joe at Turtle Bay

DR had an article up this morning in anticipation of Joe Biden’s address to the UN: President Biden’s ‘America is back’ will be met with skepticism and sour faces at the UN General AssemblyLillian Gjerulf Kretz, DR, 21 September Lillian Kretz is DR’s USA correspondent, and the wife of Ace Correspondent Steffen Kretz.  Half of…

“Fortunately”

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Friday afternoon was a disaster for the Biden administration. That separates it from most Biden administration disasters in that they’re usually not acknowledged by the establishment media. On the other hand, the mere act of interpreting the events as “bad for Biden” contains a fair amount of spin…

DR Strikes Again

It’s been a mantra of the pro-choice movement for as long as I can remember: “My body, my choice.” It’s a good illustration of how our different perceptions of reality make communication so difficult. Someone who believes every fetus is just a “clump of cells,” for example, will of course believe that the person in…

What’s News

While down in the the west (see yesterday’s post) I bundled up a whole bunch of stuff I wanted to deal with on this blog. Maybe I’ll get to some of it and maybe I won’t in the days ahead, but it won’t be today. Because an article published on Berlingske yesterday demands my attention…

The Vision Thing

Note: There was no post on Thursday due to our clearly having been hexed by witches. American social media and conservative commentators have been reacting strongly to a clip from Joe Biden’s gun control statement on Wednesday. They have since moved on to his bizarre whispering during a Thursday Q&A about the infrastructure bill, but…

Liberalism in Peril

Today’s Berlingske features an opinion piece by Samuel Rachlin, with whose work I’m completely unfamiliar, entitled “A summit with a view to a little of everything: a turning point, doom, a big political miracle, or an historical nightmare.” It’s not particularly caustic one way or the other—in fact, on many levels this opinion piece seems…

A Tale of Two Silences

NOTE: This post was written before Biden and Putin met in Switzerland this afternoon, but not posted until after the meeting. Also: there will be no post tomorrow, Thursday: we’ll be back on Friday. I’d like to compare some apples and oranges. Yesterday I made what some people might consider too big a deal of…

On Thoughtful Pauses

Joe Biden is tottering around Europe with the poise, grace, and dignity of an angry old drunk muttering obscenities while bouncing off a slot machine at a seedy casino . There’ve been all the usual gaffes and awkwardnesses we’ve come to expect from our somnambulant president: calling the RAF the RFA, asking to introduce heads…

Kretz on Biden in Europe

Joe Biden is now in Europe—if the Brits will forgive our encompassing their scepter’d isle within our continent—and DR’s ace U.S. correspondent Steffen Kretz is ready to help us understand what it’s all about. Analysis: Is America back, as Joe Biden claims?Steffen Kretz, DR.dk, June 9 First, a joke. (Bear with me.) A couple has…