Love Triangle Exposed: Democrats-Mueller-NY Times

Yesterday on The Critical Hour, in connection with the flurry of commentary on the latest anti-Russian piece from The Guardian, I explained in some detail how Special Council Robert Mueller helped the Democrats win back the House in 2018. There were other factors in play, of course, but in retrospect, Mueller’s performance was highly instructive. … Continue reading “Love Triangle Exposed: Democrats-Mueller-NY Times

Accepting the Inevitable: Decoding the US Retreat on Nord Stream 2

The US-German joint statement on the latest Nord Stream 2 agreement is filled with more protective and misleading rhetoric than a giant squid can spew out clouds of black ink. The statement predictably begins with the inevitable ritualistic agreement between Washington and Berlin that "The United States and Germany are united in their determination to … Continue reading “Accepting the Inevitable: Decoding the US Retreat on Nord Stream 2”

What’s Wrong with Registering Women for the Draft?

Reprinted from The Library of Economics and Liberty: The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service issued a report in March recommending that Congress “eliminate male-only registration and expand draft eligibility to all individuals of the appropriate age cohort,” because “expanding draft eligibility to women will enable the military to access the most qualified … Continue reading “What’s Wrong with Registering Women for the Draft?”

JFK: Accept Our Diverse World as It Is

Seven months after the Cuban missile crisis, President John F. Kennedy, at American University, laid out his view on how the East-West struggle should be conducted to avoid a catastrophic war that could destroy us both. Kennedy’s message to Moscow and his fellow Americans: "If (the United States and the Soviet Union) cannot end now … Continue reading “JFK: Accept Our Diverse World as It Is”

Russia and US Schedule Arms Control Talks in the Nick of Time as Missiles Continue To Be Deployed

Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on Tuesday that Kremlin and White House officials have scheduled arms control talks in Geneva for the 28th of July. Putin and Biden agreed to discuss the nuclear buildup going on across the world during their first summit together last month, which by all accounts, public and private, was an amicable … Continue reading “Russia and US Schedule Arms Control Talks in the Nick of Time as Missiles Continue To Be Deployed”

Israel Screams for Ice Cream: The Minutiae and Madness of a Toxic Relationship

No matter how powerful or influential, a nation’s government is ultimately just a pack of people – a clique of flawed and fallible human beings. Now I don’t know about you, but in my own wee experience, when a person over-the-top-overreacts over some small matter – this tends to mask a massive insecurity, blind spot, … Continue reading “Israel Screams for Ice Cream: The Minutiae and Madness of a Toxic Relationship”

Learning From the History of American Militarism

How does a country remain at war without end? Understanding the answer to that is a crucial part of bringing the forever war to an end and building a foreign policy that is not defined by domination and interference in other nations’ affairs. Marilyn Young (1937-2017) was an exceptional historian of U.S. foreign policy, the … Continue reading “Learning From the History of American Militarism”

Luke Harding Proves He Is the Western Security Establishment’s ‘Useful Idiot’

Last Thursday an article was published in The Guardian which took the Russia Twittersphere by storm. And for once, those on both sides of the Russia debate – Russophiles and Putin critics – were united in their skepticism of Luke Harding’s latest "revelations." Just when we thought the Russiagate saga had finally come to an … Continue reading “Luke Harding Proves He Is the Western Security Establishment’s ‘Useful Idiot’”