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Russia: Scary Bear or Barely Scary?

We are being inundated with a lot of “scary Russia” propaganda these days. At the same time, it was not that long ago that Russia was portrayed as a second-rate power, a regional as opposed to a global player, a pathetic nation with a third-world economy. So which is it? Russia big and bad? Or Russia a laughable wannabee out of its league with the big boys in the geopolitical game? Continue reading

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Oratory as a Weapon of Mass Deception

You can pretty much tape a copy of Obama’s speech at the U.N. this week to the wall, throw darts at it, and end up 9 times out of 10 hitting a half-truth, outright lie, or manipulative mangling of reality. I won’t even try to cover everything which puts this in the all-time Top 10 for gross misuse of oratorical gifts and abuse of the powerful platform he is accorded as president. Just a few comments along the way, made when I was able to get my gag reflex under control . . . Continue reading

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What Passes for Rationality in the Modern World

Who in their right mind would come up with MAD __ mutual assured destruction __ then destabilize it with policies which replace its precarious, paranoid, hair-trigger brinkmanship with more confrontation and a renewed arms race? Continue reading

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Nothing new . . . but who knew or even knows now?

Sometimes it is difficult to make sense out of some of the foreign policy decisions our leaders make. Why did we attack Iraq twice? Why did we destroy Libya? Why did we start the crisis in the Ukraine? Why do we overthrow the democratically elected leaders of some nations, court the friendship and favor of monarchists and tyrants? Why are we now aggressively provoking conflict with Russia and confronting China? This book goes the long mile toward explaining what underlies some of America’s most nefarious activities on the international front. Continue reading

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The Race To A Vanishing Point

The U.S. plunges the world toward World War III while Americans play on their smart phones and watch bad TV. Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Shallow

Obama thinks being president is a fun job. Now we know. Continue reading

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Bulging Waste Line

What follows here is not an argument for reducing government. It is evidence that we need …
Good government. Smart government. Honest government. Visionary government. Representative government. I am focusing on profligate defense spending and pursuit of unnecessary war. Continue reading

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Plausible Deniability

The latest diplomatic initiative by the U.S. in what appears to be the beginning of a welcome and very necessary rapprochement with Russia, requires withholding quick judgment and maintaining a judicious eye. Continue reading

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Give Peace A Chance

America thinks it can bluster and bluff and use color revolutions to nudge Putin out of office and install some bloated puppet in his place like they did with Poroshenko in Ukraine. Russia is not Zimbabwe, Iraq, or Yemen. It’s not Grenada or Haiti. Russia is not going to be intimidated by a schoolyard bully. America’s aggression and infantile games can only end badly. Time for it to reverse course and cut its losses. Continue reading

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We’ll just have to agree to agree.

Agree to disagree? I have a better idea! How about if we agree to agree? Go from there. Continue reading

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