Don’t Expand Draft Registration – End It

In a rare moment of moral clarity, US Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) points out that “America’s daughters shouldn’t be drafted against their will.” As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the usually bellicose Cotton voted against advancing the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act after committee chair Jack Reed (D-RI) added an amendment requiring … Continue reading “Don’t Expand Draft Registration – End It”

Note to Joe: Try These Two Easy Tricks To Promote Freedom in Cuba

“We stand with the Cuban people,” US President Joe Biden says in an official White House statement, responding to protests across the Caribbean island country, “and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected … Continue reading “Note to Joe: Try These Two Easy Tricks To Promote Freedom in Cuba”

Hands Off Haiti!

Associated Press headline, July 8: “Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying.” Following the assassination of president Jovenel Mo├»se, AP reports, “the U.S. is unlikely to deploy troops.” Nonetheless, the American political and media establishments seem to blithely assume that Haiti’s internal affairs are very much America’s business. State Department spokesman … Continue reading “Hands Off Haiti!”

Nuclear Arms Reduction: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

On June 16, US president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin issued a Joint Statement on Strategic Stability, in which they “reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” and “seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures.” With the extension of … Continue reading “Nuclear Arms Reduction: Actions Speak Louder Than Words”

Joe Biden’s a Big Spender, But Not Quite Big Enough for Republican ‘Defense’ Scammers

US President Joe Biden rolled out his 2022 federal budget request on May 28, surprising no one with his proposals for lavish expenditures on education, healthcare, and infrastructure, or with his promise that only the rich will be soaked to pay for it all (the $1.8 trillion projected deficit will be borrowed in your name, … Continue reading “Joe Biden’s a Big Spender, But Not Quite Big Enough for Republican ‘Defense’ Scammers”

Trump’s Trade Wars Aren’t Over Yet, and You’re Still Losing

In 2018, telling us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” then-US-president Donald Trump imposed 15-25% tariffs (versus the previous rate of 10% and the average US tariff of 1.6%) on various Chinese goods, ranging from “dental cements and other dental fillings” to “Trout, fresh or chilled, excluding fillets, other meat portions, livers … Continue reading “Trump’s Trade Wars Aren’t Over Yet, and You’re Still Losing”

The US and EU vs. Belarus: Pot, Kettle, Black

On May 23, a fighter jet intercepted Ryanair Flight 4978 as it was about to exit Belarus’s airspace en route from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania. Citing a supposed bomb threat (apparently contrived by regime agents on board the plane), Belarus air traffic control ordered the Boeing 737 to turn around and land in Minsk. … Continue reading “The US and EU vs. Belarus: Pot, Kettle, Black”

When Israel’s Regime Buys US Weapons, It Buys Them With Your Money

On May 5, Hamas commander Mohammed Deif issued a warning to Israel’s government: Unless Israeli police and troops stopped attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem — including not just those protesting against the regime’s theft of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on behalf of Israeli “settlers,” but also worshipers at al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s … Continue reading “When Israel’s Regime Buys US Weapons, It Buys Them With Your Money”

Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It

On April 22, more than 300 American lawmakers publicly pledged their unconditional loyalty to a foreign power. In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, the members of Congress cautioned against “reducing funding or adding conditions on” US welfare checks (totaling $3.8 billion annually) to Israel. The letter name-checks … Continue reading “Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It”

The Biden Administration Wants To Partner With Criminals To Spy on You

“The Biden administration,” CNN reports, “is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online.” Federal law enforcement agencies are legally and constitutionally forbidden to monitor the private activities of citizens without first getting warrants based on probable cause to believe those citizens have committed, or are committing, crimes. The feds can browse … Continue reading “The Biden Administration Wants To Partner With Criminals To Spy on You”