Mystery in Madrid: Who Raided the North Korean Embassy – and Why?

Of course it was just a coincidence that the first organized attack on a North Korean facility by internal rebels (supposedly) took place days before the scheduled North Korean-US summit in Hanoi. Ten masked men stole computers, interrogated North Korean officials, and drove off in a number of luxury cars. Credit was taken by a … Continue reading “Mystery in Madrid: Who Raided the North Korean Embassy – and Why?”

Boycott Israel

Editor’s Note: Justin is taking a breather today, having just resumed his keytruda treatment. We are taking this opportunity to rerun this classic and oh-so-timely column from December 17, 2013. Plus ça change… the more things change, the more they stay the same! My regular readers may recall one of my more controversial columns, wherein … Continue reading “Boycott Israel”

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”