I would hate foreigners interfere or even opinionize on our local politics (we can handle that, thank you very much), so I try to return the same service. But, as the US has such an immense influence on the things that go on in the world, good and bad, I think I am entitled to at least say: Congratulations. Congratulations for speaking out, and thank you for hopefully preventing us (again, what happens on your end is your own responsibility) from needing to fly in an orange overall only. Well, I hope.

My kudos today go to, yes, a Republican senator, named Lincoln Chafee, who refuses to vote along party lines on controversial legislation, now that he is defeated.

“The American people have spoken out against the president’s agenda on a number of fronts, and presumably one of those is on foreign policy,” the Rhode Island moderate told The Associated Press. “And at this late stage in my term, I’m not going to endorse something the American people have spoke out against.”

B.T.W., this is about John Bolton’s nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.