When Will US Join Global Call To End Ukraine War?

When Japan invited the leaders of Brazil, India and Indonesia to attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima, there were glimmers of hope that it might be a forum for these rising economic powers from the Global South to discuss their advocacy for peace in Ukraine with the wealthy Western G7 countries that are militarily allied … Continue reading “When Will US Join Global Call To End Ukraine War?”

Is the US Losing Control of Ukraine?

In the very early days of the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was open to negotiating a peace. The proposed peace could have ended the war, before tens of thousands of Ukrainians had died and Ukraine’s infrastructure was devastated, on terms that satisfied Ukraine’s goals. But the US pressured Ukraine to go on … Continue reading “Is the US Losing Control of Ukraine?”

One Hundred Years of Kissinger

As Henry Kissinger celebrated his 100th year birthday, during this Memorial weekend, mainstream media lauded his brilliance and lifetime of achievement. Predictably ignored, were the literally thousands of Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese children, whose chance to reach adulthood was cruelly severed by Kissinger- promoted airstrikes. The Washington Post ran a proud column by Kissinger’s son … Continue reading “One Hundred Years of Kissinger”

Prophets of Doom: Kissinger and the ‘Intellectual’ Decline of the West

It is unclear why 100-year-old Henry Kissinger has been elevated by Western intelligentsia to serve the role of the visionary in how the West should behave in response to the Russia-Ukraine war. But does the centenarian politician have the answers? Every major global conflict that involved the US and its NATO allies in the past … Continue reading “Prophets of Doom: Kissinger and the ‘Intellectual’ Decline of the West”

Celebrate Our Namesake’s Birthday: The Brilliance of Randolph Bourne

Today is the 137th anniversary of Randolph Bourne’s birthday. Antiwar.com named its parent institute for this early 20th century antiwar activist. Read Jeff Riggenbach’s biography of Bourne. [Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode “Randolph Bourne (1886–1918)”] Randolph Bourne was an American intellectual journalist who flourished for a few years in the second decade of … Continue reading “Celebrate Our Namesake’s Birthday: The Brilliance of Randolph Bourne”

Libertarian Apologists for Ukraine’s Authoritarianism

It should not come as a surprise that U.S. officials and members of the foreign policy establishment have falsely portrayed Ukraine as a noble democracy. Such deceptions in pursuit of assorted US foreign policy objectives around the globe are nothing new. Throughout the Cold War, Washington routinely contended that "friendly" dictatorships were members of the … Continue reading “Libertarian Apologists for Ukraine’s Authoritarianism”

Drones Over the Kremlin: Is Ukraine Trying To Assassinate Putin?

On May 3, two slow moving drones flew over the Kremlin and then exploded in flames when the Russian military forced them down. Whether the drone attack was a serious attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s life or not, Moscow perceived it as one, announcing that "Last night, the Kiev regime attempted a drone strike … Continue reading “Drones Over the Kremlin: Is Ukraine Trying To Assassinate Putin?”

Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen by Ending Wars

During the summer of 2018 my family and I were passing through Oklahoma. We were going home to central Texas from a family camp where my wife had been both a camper and counselor growing up. It was a great week. Instead of driving through McDonalds, we decided to get a real meal from a … Continue reading “Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen by Ending Wars”

Time To End the FBI’s FISA Follies

This is reprinted from the Orange County Register with permission. Late last Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a heavily redacted April 2022 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinion and order dealing with the highly controversial FISA Section 702 intelligence collection program, which is set to expire on New Year’s … Continue reading “Time To End the FBI’s FISA Follies”