Ukraine: We’re spending much more than the entire Russian military budget with no oversight, accountability, or end in sight

As President Biden requests another $37 billion, no one seems remotely interested in ensuring these funds are spent wisely, but the dirty little secret of our forever war strategy has always been that the war itself is just a pretext to turn on the government spigot with no accountability or oversight. Earlier this week, the… Continue reading Ukraine: We’re spending much more than the entire Russian military budget with no oversight, accountability, or end in sight

The Washington elite wants war with Russia for whatever mad reason

Russia’s war in Ukraine isn’t going as planned with fierce fighting in contested regions, but the expulsion of Russia from Ukraine no longer appears to be the objective in Washington, at least in some quarters.  Calls for a negotiated peace have been met with skepticism and scorn while Ukraine’s fast track application to NATO and… Continue reading The Washington elite wants war with Russia for whatever mad reason

Ukraine: Just give them nuclear weapons and all our problems will be solved

If we’re willing to provide Ukraine with fighter jets and advanced weapons systems, why not just go all the way and make them a nuclear power?  Some members of Congress and the media seem confused about the meaning of the word “escalatory,” perhaps a bit of hyperbole might help them sort it out. As the… Continue reading Ukraine: Just give them nuclear weapons and all our problems will be solved

Is it time to reconsider the US ban on assassinations?

It’s an intentionally provocative question, but one that should be asked in a world when there are no good or guaranteed options to prevent bad actors like Vladimir Putin from invading neighboring countries, committing war crimes, causing untold bloodshed, and disrupting the entire globe.  If we could go back in time, what would you do… Continue reading Is it time to reconsider the US ban on assassinations?

The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work

Call it a no-compromise compromise:  Democrats use the Republicans to provide their stamp of approval on a portion of their wishlist, then violate the longstanding democratic norms they claim to care so much about by going it alone on the rest.  Even more incredibly, President Biden made this announcement on the very same day he… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work