Tanks and missiles and possibly planes, oh my!

President Biden approves the shipment of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine over the objections of his top military advisers and fighter jets are apparently back under consideration.  The media meanwhile has decided that there is no risk of Russian retaliation because these escalations do not meet the experts technical definition of war.  After all, who… Continue reading Tanks and missiles and possibly planes, oh my!

2023: A year of continued questions and some possible answers

The new year begins with the feeling that little was resolved last year.  The topics that dominated the conversation from political polarization to the war in Ukraine continue apace without resolution.  2023 should finally begin to provide some answers domestically, internationally, and politically. Future historians might look back on 2022 and identify it as a… Continue reading 2023: A year of continued questions and some possible answers

Truth, lies, and prisoner swaps

It’s possible to believe that bringing American WNBA star Brittney Griner home is a good thing, but exchanging her for the aptly named Merchant of Death was a bad deal and the administration completely botched the negotiations. The truth is that trading a hardened arms dealer known as “The Merchant of Death” and war criminal… Continue reading Truth, lies, and prisoner swaps

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

Tulsi Gabbard is likely one of millions leaving the Democrat party

The former Congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 Presidential Candidate officially leaves the Democrat Party.  At least some of her reasons are likely shared by millions of Americans, but the reaction from her former fellow Democrats makes it clear they currently view their political party as a religion and will admit no introspection. If the party… Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard is likely one of millions leaving the Democrat party

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

Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit

Rather than crippling the Russian economy as all the real card carrying experts promised, the ruble is stronger than it’s been in seven years and Russian oil exports are generating more revenue than ever.  The outcome is the opposite of what was intended as the war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight. … Continue reading Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit

Poor, Poor Pitiful Biden, Part 2: This time, he’s getting angry!

NBC News reports that the President is “furious” with how people perceive him as not being in charge, “bristling” at being stifled by his staff, and “rattled” that his poll numbers have sunk lower than Donald Trump.  All that’s missing is an actual plan that would help the American people. The President is unhappy, beleaguered,… Continue reading Poor, Poor Pitiful Biden, Part 2: This time, he’s getting angry!

It’s long past time to discuss President Biden’s obvious mental decline

The media doesn’t seem to care, indeed is doing its best to hide it, but we cannot have a President doddering around a stage, shaking hands with the empty air without serious repercussions.  Talk of the 25th Amendment was all the rage when President Trump was in office.  We need some of that now, fast,… Continue reading It’s long past time to discuss President Biden’s obvious mental decline

Ukraine: Get ready for another unending war, now they tell us

Before the invasion, our top military commanders believed Russia would conquer Ukraine in 72 hours, but last week they claimed the war could go on for an indefinite period, up to a decade, and nothing could have prevented it except for US boots on the ground.  Rarely has history been rewritten to cover abject failure… Continue reading Ukraine: Get ready for another unending war, now they tell us