McMaster Stroke?

McMaster Stroke?

  By Julian French.   President Harry S. Truman once said, “A president needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it”. Watching Month One of the Trump presidency splutter like an old car [...]
The Refugee Crisis in Europe Doesn't Exist

The Refugee Crisis in Europe Doesn’t Exist

By Albena Azmanova.   Syrian family displaced to Qaa in Lebanon. Credit: Freedom House via FlickrIt is the discursive construction of the situation as ‘crisis’ that bestows justification to such cruel quick fixes as the [...]
"You're All Fired!"

“You’re All Fired!”

  By Allen Schmertzler.   For our thin-skinned hyper-sensitive-man-baby So-Called President, who believes appearances are bigly and facts are littlely, it isn’t looking too good. Trump’s high octane hot air nuclear-fuelled executive [...]
Romania, Represented in Trump's Organization. ROMEXIT, a Recent Solution

Romania, Represented in Trump’s Organization. ROMEXIT, a Recent Solution

By Sebastian Sarbu. American Diplomatic Mission of International Relations is a long-standing UN organization, established in 1950 following an official cooperation agreement concerning the medical field between the USA and Israel. It is [...]
Should We Keep Wasting Money on Missile Defense―or Invest in Something Useful?

Should We Keep Wasting Money on Missile Defense―or Invest in Something Useful?

    By Lawrence Wittner.   When Americans criticize wasteful government spending, they often fail to realize that the biggest sinkhole for public funds is what’s described as “national defense”―a program that, all too [...]
The plight of Rohingya Muslims

The plight of Rohingya Muslims

  By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   The Currently held OIC moot in Malaysia has shown a touchy concern about the sufferings of Myanmar’s Muslims. The international community has acted as silent spectator since 2015, by watching the agony of [...]
Trump-May: The Dawn of the New Western Realism

Trump-May: The Dawn of the New Western Realism

By Julian French.    “Covenants without the sword are but words, and of no strength to secure a man at all”. Thomas Hobbes Alphen, Netherlands. 27 January. Today, Maggie May meets Ronald Trump. As per usual much of the British political [...]
NATO-EU: Squeezing Big Change into Small Boxes

NATO-EU: Squeezing Big Change into Small Boxes

  By Julian French.   Alphen, Netherlands. 24 January. The new US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, made an overnight phone call to his British counterpart and new/old bestest friend, Michael Fallon. During the call Mattis reaffirmed [...]
All the terrible things Trump plans to do to Women (besides that one)

All the terrible things Trump plans to do to Women (besides that one)

By Juan Cole. About 1 million women and their supporters demonstrated in Washington, D. C. on Saturday, but many millions more rallied in cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta and in small towns like Ann Arbor, Michigan, [...]
In The Blush Of MLK DAY: The Back Of The Bus Still Exist

In The Blush Of MLK DAY: The Back Of The Bus Still Exist

By Carrie Devorah.   Speaking up is an uncommon valor. Sometimes that valor garners an award. Most often, that valor garners a push back, a slap down even a ban. Look the person speaking up why they do “it”, they will answer [...]
Here’s a Peace Agenda for the New Administration – If They Are Interested

Here’s a Peace Agenda for the New Administration – If They Are Interested

By Lawrence Wittner.   Members of Nevada Desert Experience hold a prayer vigil during the Easter period of 1982 at the entrance to the Nevada Test Site. National Nuclear Security Administration   The looming advent of the Trump [...]
Trump's Opinion

Trump’s Opinion

By Robert Slayton.   Donald Trump tweeted that Meryl Street was “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,” notwithstanding the fact that she has been nominated for an Academy Award nineteen times, the most in history. Here’s [...]
Russian Hacking- No Big Deal

Russian Hacking- No Big Deal

By Sami Jamil Jadallah.   What’s the hell, we have been not only hacking but buying, influencing, even killing in elections around the world for the last century. Stop crying Liberal America. For the last few months, we have heard [...]
Trump: Geopolitics is More than the Art of the Deal

Trump: Geopolitics is More than the Art of the Deal

By Julian French.   “My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after. Sometimes I settle for less than I sought, but in most cases [...]
Europe and UK after Trump

Europe and UK after Trump

    By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Seen from the post US-election 2016, much seems in opaque about the US-EU relations. There appears no doubt to predict that under the new administration of Donald Trump, transatlantic relationship would [...]
Aleppo and Putin's Great Crusade

Aleppo and Putin’s Great Crusade

  By Julian French.   “His courage, cunning, energy and patience made him the most remarkable man on his time” Ali ibn al-Athir on Richard the Lionheart and the Third Crusade (1189-1192) Europe’s small-minded, little thinking [...]
Russian Hacks? It Doesn’t Change What Democrats & Clinton Did

Russian Hacks? It Doesn’t Change What Democrats & Clinton Did

  By Frank Salvato.   The hot-button topic today is whether or not the Russian government hacked into the email servers of the Democrat National Committee and the Clinton campaign, and whether or not they did so to support one candidate [...]
The 2016 American Election & the prospect for political instability in the United States

The 2016 American Election & the prospect for political instability in the United States

By John Bruni.   With weeks to go before the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States (January 20, 2017), many alarming articles have been written, most apocalyptically forecasting the end of the United [...]
Dem Hypocrisy Spotlighted in Criticism of Trump Military Picks

Dem Hypocrisy Spotlighted in Criticism of Trump Military Picks

  By Frank Salvato.   Not too long ago the American people were held captive to the Liberal mantra that because President Obama won the election he should be due his picks for his cabinet and agency heads without reservation. This [...]
Virginia's Constitution Needs Improving

Virginia’s Constitution Needs Improving

  By David Swanson.   Virginia’s Constitution is three times as long as the U.S. Constitution (which is notably lacking any serious sections on oyster beds). Virginia’s Constitution has also been updated at least three [...]