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 Western Gaze: Look Toward the East

UPDATED BELOW As the leaders of the two most powerful nations on earth meet in a city that was once the center of resistance to Western dominance of the region, it is being pointedly ignored in Washington, DC, to the extent such an extraordinary event can be ignored. Instead, the petty complaints of partisan hacks … Continue reading “The Western Gaze: Look Toward the East”

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”

US ‘Regime Change’ in Venezuela: Fake, Fake, Fake!

It’s the smartest political maneuver I’ve seen in quite a while, a set up job to beat all set up jobs – a dirty trick by a master trickster and it’s being played out right out there in public, not in the shadows as is usually the case. I’m talking about the fake invasion of … Continue reading “US ‘Regime Change’ in Venezuela: Fake, Fake, Fake!”

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”