No one would have anticipated the startling stubborn resistance the Ukrainians put up to defend their country, belaying any argument that they are historically Russian. Equally stunning is the incompetence of the Russian military.
On occasion, as a counter to not doing anything about our non-existent health care system, a politician will use nationalist rhetoric as a dodge asserting
Little thought gems from americancanary.org and my italicized replies.
Interesting exchange between Michael Barbaro and Dr. Anthony Fauci on The Daily, Jan. 31, 2022: Michael Barbaro: “Aren’t the covid cautious fighting their own war
Christopher Columbus and I have history. In the mid-1970s, while sitting over lunch in a villa overlooking Santa Margherita, I remarked that Columbus had apparently
Trump’s monumental ego, driven by proportional insecurity, prevents him from acknowledging that he was an incumbent president who lost to a rival he called “sleepy”.
So Republicans were catatonic at the thought of paying the middle and lower classes $24,000 during this time of financial calamity for so many. They’ve
There’s an unhappy photo on the Associated Press of what appears to be a CH-47 Chinook hovering over Kabul evacuating diplomats. It looks distressingly like
I wrote a fair amount during the George W. and Obama administrations, particularly the former’s. Incensed by the stupidity of squandering the 2000 budget surplus
Update to this article. The Economist distilled my thinking on 12/5/2020: Two factors tied to the pandemic help account for Taiwan’s relative success this year.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.