With a lust for dominance, not debate now in the ascendancy, the US has moved a long way from the country created by Alexander Hamilton and the other Founding Fathers, says Pulitzer Prize-winner ALBERT SCARDINO
I've just noticed; it's exactly a year since my first column saw print in this esteemed organ. And what a year it's been. We are indeed living in the "interesting times" the Chinese used to curse each other with, are we not?
Mass Distraction. Mass Diversion. Mass Dissembling. Weapons regularly deployed from Donald Trump's armoury long before he entered the White House, the launch-timing usually followed an easily-tracked pattern.