The Rocky Road to Helsinki

This is written July 14, two days before the Helsinki summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, and everything is on schedule in very predictable fashion – according to script. In the US, Rod Rosenstein has released "indictments" of 12 Russians who are accused of "hacking" Democratic National Committee servers other Democratic Party associated computers. These … Continue reading “The Rocky Road to Helsinki”

Three Cheers for Trump’s Peace Trifecta

In the short space of five days, June 8-12, President Trump took three steps that upended the old post WWII global order and moved us a few steps toward a more peaceful world. Two of those steps are undeniable; the third is perhaps not so obvious. The Singapore Summit. The Singapore Summit comes first, because … Continue reading “Three Cheers for Trump’s Peace Trifecta”

It Is Time for Progressives to Support the Trump-Putin Efforts at Rapprochement

Should progressives support the efforts of Trump and Putin to bring about rapprochement between Russia and the U.S.? Or to use Trump’s terminology, should progressives support the effort to "get along with Russia"? This might seem like a no-brainer. After all Russia and the US are the world’s major nuclear powers. A war or a … Continue reading “It Is Time for Progressives to Support the Trump-Putin Efforts at Rapprochement”

The Unsung Summit of Putin and Trump

This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the criminal US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And as is the case each year, there is much discussion and lamenting over this atrocity, as there well should be. For the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not necessary for victory; Japan was ready for peace. It was … Continue reading “The Unsung Summit of Putin and Trump”

New McCarthyism Targets Trump

When President Obama expelled Russian diplomats over the hysterical and unproven accusation of Russia “hacking the election,” Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to be drawn into a petty squabble, saying he would delay any response until Donald Trump assumed office. Instead Putin invited American diplomats and their families in Moscow to join the official holiday … Continue reading “New McCarthyism Targets Trump”

Diana Johnstone Dissects Hillary, Queen of Chaos

Were Diana Johnstone, author of Queen of Chaos, to bump into Samantha Power in a dark alley, both would be instantly annihilated in a blaze of energy. For Johnstone, is the anti-Samantha Power, best known for her book, Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Illusions, where she meticulously uncovers the truth about the war on … Continue reading “Diana Johnstone Dissects Hillary, Queen of Chaos”

Opposition To Spy State, First Step To ‘Least Popular’ in Washington

"I am the least popular guy in Washington."  Thus spoke Rand Paul at a stopover rally in Massachusetts on his way to New Hampshire on June 7.  Who can doubt that claim after the events of the last few weeks. When you have Barack Obama, John McCain, Harry Reid, Lindsay Graham all arrayed against you, … Continue reading “Opposition To Spy State, First Step To ‘Least Popular’ in Washington”

Progressives Betray Struggle Against Surveillance State

A struggle of some consequence is now being waged in Congress to keep on life support the NSA’s massive spying on the American people.   And in this struggle the progressives (aka liberals) are engaged in a massive betrayal of all they profess to believe in.   Instead too many of them are scurrying about attacking Rand … Continue reading “Progressives Betray Struggle Against Surveillance State”

Israel, a Bulwark Against World War: The Tar Baby and China

The major adversaries of the U.S. Empire are China, Russia and Iran. Of the three, China is the greatest threat to U.S. hegemony since its economy has already surpassed that of the U.S. in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) according to the IMF. And military power in the end is a function of economic … Continue reading “Israel, a Bulwark Against World War: The Tar Baby and China”