The Chef Boyardee War: Venezuela’s Clueless Opposition

My contrarian view of Venezuela’s regime change drama – that it’s regime change theater put on by President Trump for purely domestic political reasons – was confirmed on the big day when the conflict was supposed to come to a head, when the looming confrontation proved to be … dueling concerts! Regime change as entertainment … Continue reading “The Chef Boyardee War: Venezuela’s Clueless Opposition”

The Neocon Revival

The upending of the political landscape by the Trump revolution has affected every political grouping and rearranged our politics in ways that are still revealing themselves. His populist America First views on foreign policy and international trade have split the GOP, opened up growing divisions among the Democrats, and even disrupted the ideological certitude of … Continue reading “The Neocon Revival”

The Humbling of Emmanuel Macron

The EU was a joint project of Euro-intellectuals who wanted a super-socialist State and were afraid Europeans might turn away from "Europe." They sought to create an ersatz Euro-nationalism that has still only caught on among deracinated yuppies and oligarchs, if anyone at all. What they wanted and still want is what every true state … Continue reading “The Humbling of Emmanuel Macron”

Harbinger of a New Age

Against the outcries and warnings of the mandarins of the establishment, the President is withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan. America’s longest war ends in a in a deal that was offered years ago but was rejected by the same dead-enders in the Pentagon who are pouting mightily at the moment. Meanwhile Trump continues to … Continue reading “Harbinger of a New Age”

Korean Summit: It’s Not About Us

Originally published April 23, 2018: Justin is recuperating from his recent radiation treatment and has suggested running this still-relevant, and, sadly, still timely column about the state of US politics and North Korea. Written nearly a year ago, every word rings true. Especially gut-wrenching is his comment about US Establishment resistance to peace in the … Continue reading “Korean Summit: It’s Not About Us”

Cancer Gets You a Doctor’s Note

To My Readers, I’m writing this brief note for two reasons: 1) my apologies for my long absence. Yes, cancer gets you a doctor’s note, but still…and 2) please support our winter fundraising drive. We have terrific matching funds, so your donation will be doubled. This whole illness is painful and inconvenient – but good … Continue reading “Cancer Gets You a Doctor’s Note”