Trump on the world stage behind a podium; to his left stands Russian President Vladimir Putin. Will he finally acquiesce to the progressive-consensus anti-Russian pro-war narrative of media and political establishment both right and left? Apparently not. Continue reading
U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran soon to be implemented; secondary sanctions on states that trade with Iran to begin November 4, 2018. So: Eurasian state and commercial-logistical actors scramble to consolidate independent energy production and distribution hubs. Unintended consequences: Continue reading
Ohio Democratic lawmaker faces 2018 middterms. But how to recruit to the polls those pesky kids? Her answer: Dance to a drake song because kids love Drake, right? Continue reading
Trump visits Britain. Hilarity ensues. In protest of the visit, Londoners remind the U.S. why Trump won. Continue reading
The FBI may be construed as a system, a social system, an organizational system etc. Systems perpetuate themselves, hence, systems select for resources, actors, opportunities. Question: What manner of system selects for an individual like this?
A focal point in the buzz of discourse among editorialists is that the North American political right has collapsed. The precise character of the collapse, however, and the conclusions that can be drawn from it, is in dispute. Whether this indicates an emergent left or a more complicated situation is the question, and to probe that question I compare the analyses of Continue reading
The Arabian Peninsula is in chaos as the Prime Minister of Lebanon was forced to resign only to recant once he had escaped back to his country, eleven Saudi princes were arrested, held by Blackstone Mercenaries, and one was strung up upside down, and a helicopter carrying eight high level officials and the estimable Prince Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz crashed near the border with Yemen. Action must be taken to consolidate a coherent line of reason before allies and enemies alike react. So House of Saud Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman telephones shameless propagandist-ideologist Thomas L. Friedman. In a NYT article titled Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last; The crown prince has big plans to bring back a level of tolerance to his society, Friedman writes: Continue reading