Before you read another story claiming war among China, Taiwan and the U.S. is getting closer, or relations are entering dangerous territory, or long-standing issues may soon be settled by any means necessary, ask yourself these three questions. Why Would China Attack Taiwan? Over the last decade Taiwan invested $188.5 billion in China, more […]
The Final End of the Clintons, Long Live the Democratic Party!
The worst bout of food poisoning I ever had took days to run through me. Every orifice worked day and night to rid my body of whatever evil I had ingested and even when it was all gone it took more time for things to reset themselves. It was as awful as it was necessary […]
America Won’t Be Fighting a War with China over Taiwan (So Why the Fuss?)
The United States and China will not go to war in our time over Taiwan. China is not engaging in provocative actions leading toward an invasion. So why the fuss? I’d prefer to let the argument speak for itself, but my background is relevant. I threw away my Mao (and Che) T-shirt sophomore year. I […]
The One About Malaise
The word malaise, a general feeling of uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify, is starting to creep in to discussions. It’s a word, albeit like most everything these days, politically-loaded after its use by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 to describe the country he could not figure out to how lead. Carter’s […]
Anonymous Sources Tell Us How Democracy Ends
Watch how this is done: Joe Biden plans to resign after only one year in the White House, according to someone with direct knowledge of the Bidens’ plans. A senior official at Northern Virginia Community College confirmed Jill Biden reached out recently to see if she could resume teaching if her husband was elected; Dr. […]
Don’t Be a Palooka, Joe
Joe, I’m writing to ask a favor, a big one, for America. Don’t be a bum, a palooka. If you lose the election, lose it graciously. Don’t drag a damaged America through a long fight designed to cripple the next Trump term, the way Democrats did it in 2016. Those same voices are gonna want […]
Will Trump EVER Leave?
I’ve got a list of bookmarks as long as my fave drug store receipts declaring threats to the republic, end of democracy, and the arrival of dictatorship. When I turn on cable news, the end of America as we know it — the literal end, as in North Korean-style lives for us — is nearly […]
Fear and the Virus: We’re All Momo Now
The COVID-19 virus turned us into a nation of Momo’s. Momo is my old rescue dog. She has BB-like pellets embedded under her skin. She jumps at noises and shivers uncontrollably when I pull my belt from my pants at night. She didn’t have to tell me that story but she did. She […]
It’s Trump vs. The Virus in November
There’s a new variant on an old joke. Trump and Biden are in the woods and see a bear racing toward them. Trump starts to run. Biden says “You can’t outrun a bear!” Trump replies “I only have to outrun you.” The election is between Trump and the Virus. If by November the public […]
Biden My Time as Bernie Burns Out
How did the Democrats end up with Joe Biden their presumptive nominee? After three years of preparatory media artillery fire about diversity and change, those stupid pink hats, and chumming the electorate with promises of free college alongside all the healthcare-they-care-to-eat, Democrats started with six women, a couple of black people, the gay […]
Overheard About Biden
After three years of diversity-o-rama, year of the woman, BLM, blah blah the Democrats now dump on us the Battle of the Old White Men. And Trump will be the youngest contender on the ballot. “So what’s Biden’s strength?” “He’s not Trump. We’ll vote for anyone not Trump to beat Trump.” “Aren’t […]
What Republicans Must Ask the Whistleblower
The whistleblower needs to be front and center in the impeachment proceedings on TV. Here’s why. As the latest public spectacle unironically displaces daytime soap operas, the picture is starting to become clearer. The people testifying aren’t there to save America. They are a group of neo-somethings inside the administration who disagreed with Trump’s Ukraine […]
Was it only a week ago we were going to investigate and impeach over the hotel in Scotland, corruption and emoluments? What was the one before that, Greenland or loans from Deutsche Bank? What about Stormy? Avenatti? Michael Cohen, the Consigliere, his accusations of tax fraud? Who was gonna flip, Flynn, Manafort, which one […]
Will Congress Impeach Over the Ukraine?
Like a dog hearing he’s going for a car ride, with that first leak the Dems couldn’t wait to hang their heads out the window for another ride around the block. There are few hard facts: a leak claims a whistleblower in the intelligence community believes during a July 25 phone call Trump […]
Thinking Ukraine: Is the dam about to break?
Is the dam about to break? Nope. Look at what is actually fact: a whistleblower based on a transcript or summary says Trump made some unspecified “promise” in return for an investigation into Biden corruption. No details, no corroboration. Meanwhile, no one has claimed any investigation actually took place. The aid money was […]
Five Questions for Joe Biden
I was inadvertently left off the list of pundits encouraged to submit questions for the last Democratic debate; meh, my questions were all for Tulsi Gabbard anyway. But in the spirit of open inquiry, I put together some queries directed at the front runner, Joe Biden, anyway. Q: Joe, how’s the asthma? Reason why […]
On Tucker Carlson’s Show
I was on Tucker Carlson’s show last night, talking about my latest article from The American Conservative, all about Joe Biden. Related Articles: FYI: There was No Coup, No Reichstag Fire Trump, A Man in Full Hunter’s Guilty Laptop I How to Help Joe Biden Really Win the Election How Trump Lost Say […]
2020: 100 Points for Slytherin!
Under Plan A Democrats imagined their way into believing they would never have to run against Trump in 2020, or that he would limp to the finish line so battered, with the country in such shambles, that it would be no contest. We saw the near-final act of Plan A when Robert Mueller’s […]
Here’s Where 2020 Stands If You’re a Democratic Strategist
So to sum up at this point if you’re a Democratic strategist: — The economy is strong. Wages are up for the first time in a long time, job reports strong, stocks at record highs. Your move: Obama did it via time travel! Backup plan: hope the economy collapses and America falls into […]
Will Reparations Change the Future?
Though the idea of slavery reparations was first proposed in 1865, Congress held a hearing this month on the topic. There’s a campaign against Donald Trump after all. The hearing featured intellectuals like Ta-Nehisi Coates and second tier celebs like Danny Glover laying out a long history of horrible actions by the government and dark elements […]
North Korea: Call it Diplomacy 101, Not a Photo Op
You have to negotiate with your enemies. Fact of life, whether they are autocrats or segregationist Senators. They “have” what you want, the power to stop you from achieving your goals. And of course you have to give something up, nobody surrenders power or nukes for free. This is nothing new. Call it Diplomacy […]
Biden Who? Luckily Kamala Was So There.
For those keeping score in the Dem debates, it is 100 points for Slytherin at this point. Biden, who knew? Biden, hiding in open sight for eight years inside the Obama White House, turns out to be some evil bastard segregationist out to make black people feel bad today about stuff from 40 […]
We Could Have Had Biden
Joe Biden would have beaten him. Think about why Trump won. He was by sheer accident the more or less least worst choice. Despite his behavior, he kept failing upward, right into the White House. A large portion of this election was about income disparity, cultural and economic displacement, a sense that the country had […]
Why the U.S. Plan for Iraq is Doomed to Fail
If the United States was looking for the surest way to lose Iraq War 3.0, it might start by retraining the failed Iraqi Army to send — alongside ruthless Shi’ite militias — into Sunni-majority territory and hope that the Sunnis will welcome them with open arms, throwing out the evil Islamic State. Maybe it’s time […]
Now with More Victory Added: Hashimi to Die, Iran Supplying Syria via Iraq
I was interviewed last night by BBC Radio regarding the sad news that an Iraqi court sentenced fugitive former Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi to death for his involvement in the killing of two people. The news is sad not because Hashimi is likely innocent; almost all of the Iraqi leaders have blood on their […]
Biden to Iraq, MEK to Burger King
Iraqiya bloc MP Mudhir al-Janabi told Aswat al-Iraq that Joe Biden will soon visit Iraq to try and bring the warring political parties to the table. It will be a tough sell, as Maliki has pretty much blown Biden off in recent days. Biden is the latest in a parade of “best hits of the […]
A Biden Gaffe in Iraq?
Joe Biden, limping through his victory lap in Iraq, is always known as a whacky guy, one who might at any moment commit what the press loves to call a “gaffe.” Here’s what Joe said at Camp Victory outside Baghdad: The Iraqi people will not, have not, and will not again yield to any external […]
Calling BS on Biden in Iraq
Biden’s trip to Iraq had several components to it, all worth examining for their overflowing levels of bullshit. Victory Lap This is perhaps the slimiest part of the trip, as Biden sought to assign credit for the US military withdrawal from Iraq to his boss. Obama famously campaigned saying he would end the war in […]