Archive for October, 2018


A review of the new super-hero movie “Venom”

October 7th, 2018 by Roger Darlington

This movie is far from being the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it is not as bad as many critics have suggested. What makes it a little different is that, in other super-hero films, the same character so often has two persona (think Clark Kent and Superman or Tony Stark and Iron Man)), […]

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Could one woman still block Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court?

October 5th, 2018 by Roger Darlington

“In the end, whether or not the supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed could come down to the vote of one senator: Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from Maine. Historically, she is popular with women. She attracts voters who are registered Democrats. She opposed Trump’s candidacy for president, saying that he could make the […]

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A review of “The Shortest History Of Germany” by James Hawes

October 4th, 2018 by Roger Darlington

How could the almost 2,000 tiny statelets that came out of Europe’s Thirty Years War of 1618-1648 become a united nation for the first time in 1871 thanks to Otto von Bismarck before plunging the globe into two world wars which it lost before rising anew as the leader of the European Union and one […]

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Could this be what finally brings down Donald J Trump?

October 3rd, 2018 by Roger Darlington

US president Donald Trump has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a mammoth “New York Times” investigation has found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. “The [New York state] tax department is reviewing the […]

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