Two who flunked dictator school

When Russia rolled tanks into Ukraine, Donald Trump called Vladimir Putin a “genius” and “very savvy.” Turns out, not very. If you like scrap metal, the tanks are now an impressive pile. The army is starving, frost-bitten and in disarray. The tragedy of Ukraine far transcends its own toll of death and devastation. It also includes callow…

My holiday wish

“If I had one wish this holiday season,” mused Steve Martin many Christmases ago, “it would be that all the children join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.” So appropriate. So needed in discordant times. If granted another wish, he added, it would be “$30 million a month to be…