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June 30th, 2022 - 4:42 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Greene wants U.S. out of NATO, but that’s a bad idea

Does she have any good ones? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) tweeted yesterday the U.S. leave NATO and should stop supporting Ukraine (see tweet below). Raw Story played this story by saying, “Greene says it’s time to let Putin win” (see story here). That’s not exactly accu[...]

June 29th, 2022 - 11:58 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

The Trump plot in a nutshell

An article in Salon (here) sums up what we’ve learned from the Jan. 6 hearings: “In the public hearings so far, the House Select Committee on January 6 has marshaled facts in fastidious detail showing that former President Trump’s attempted coup was plotted and organized by the pre[...]

June 24th, 2022 - 2:32 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Putin likely will survive; what should America do?

The Russian people are being forced to live in a dreamland, whether they want to or not, in which Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is a “sacred” duty of “defending the Motherland” and those supporting Ukraine are “international terrorist gangs.” Moreover, [...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]

May 27th, 2022 - 3:33 am § in America, Politics

Will America ever have gun control?

The Uvalde, Texas, school massacre “has reignited the debate over gun control in the US,” BBC says (here). “But realistically, it is unlikely to result in significant reform. The argument over guns has simply become too politically divisive and culturally entrenched to allow for me[...]

May 22nd, 2022 - 4:20 pm § in America, Politics, Racism

“Replacement theory” explained

“Replacement theory” made headlines when it was revealed as the motivation of the 18-year-old racist behind the Buffalo mass murder. But it explains much more than a single act of race violence. It’s a major force in the Trump movement and Republican politics. Let’s look at w[...]

May 19th, 2022 - 6:25 pm § in America, Democrats, Politics

How Democrats lost rural America (video)

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April 25th, 2022 - 8:40 pm § in America, Biden, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

What’s the U.S. strategy in Ukraine?

I’d say we don’t have one, for the simple reason we aren’t at war. It’s not a U.S. or NATO “proxy war,” either. We’re not at war with Russia, period. So supplying Ukraine with weapons isn’t what I’d call a military strategy. It’s military a[...]

April 17th, 2022 - 4:07 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Racism

Request to GOP: Can we have some leaders?

Karl Marx famously said, “the masses are asses,” to justify what he called a “dictatorship of the proletariat” that turned out to be just another plain old dictatorship. The idea of representative democracy is to entrust ultimate authority for decision-making to the collectiv[...]

April 16th, 2022 - 2:13 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Russia

Putting Russia’s war in perspective

A Yahoo News article (here) this morning begins, “From the run-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and throughout the conflict, Moscow has pursued a strategy of aggressive public dissembling, prevarication and disinformation aimed at creating an alternative reality to explain how events have [...]