February 18, 2021

Trump and Duterte

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2021   I felt honored that she asked me. An old friend, a Filipino journalist named Effe Barker now living in […]
February 4, 2021

Boarded Windows

By David Haldane Feb. 4, 2021   The boards are everywhere. Driving along the nighttime streets, you see them on the storefront windows. Some stand nailed […]
January 21, 2021

Old Friends

By David Haldane Jan. 21, 2021   It had been nearly two years since we’d last met. Heather and I go way back. Sometime in the […]
January 14, 2021

Second American Revolution?

By David Haldane Jan. 14, 2021   I couldn’t believe it was real. As thousands of protestors converged on the US capitol building in Washington, D.C., […]
November 19, 2020

Blood Pressure: Why Mine is Lower in the Philippines

By David Haldane Nov. 19, 2020   At first, I didn’t believe it. “Your blood pressure is very high,” the doctor said, looking several degrees sterner […]
November 12, 2020

Racism Enabled

By David Haldane Nov. 12, 2020   The point was first driven home to me by a yellow crime tape strung across the middle of a […]
October 8, 2020

Sage Advice from the Radical Past

By David Haldane Oct. 8, 2020   I met him in 1967, shortly before he went to prison. By then, David Harris was already well known […]
August 6, 2020

Revolution in America: The Transitional Slogan

  By David Haldane Aug. 6, 2020   Sometimes I see it in dreams. It was 1972, an election year in America much like the one […]
July 9, 2020

Fourth of July or Die

By David Haldane July 9, 2020   It was the best Fourth of July ever. Surrounded by family and friends, we sat under a shelter at […]
June 18, 2020

Gone With the Wind

By David Haldane June 18, 2020   Want to receive Expat Eye in your mailbox weekly? Sign up here.     First they toppled the statues. […]
February 27, 2020

Bernie Sanders: A New Kind of Candidate?

By David Haldane Feb. 27, 2020   I can’t swear it was the first time he ever saw himself on TV, but it certainly seemed that […]
June 20, 2019

My Kingdom for a Corkscrew

By David Haldane June 20, 2019   It’s called a corkscrew. Back in the US where I come from, they are as common as, well, mosquitos […]