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
Democratic governance is so pathetically awful they can’t even pass a slam dunk bill that will simultaneously weaken drug cartels, reduce confrontations with police, and drive new revenue, but why should we be surprised as President Biden presides over a worst of times scenario like we’ve never seen in modern history? It’s taken for granted… Continue reading Progressives can’t even legalize marijuana
The President’s trip to Europe was marred by unforced errors, a lack of any coherent strategy, no new and creative plans, and a general sense that trying hard is good enough. Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg Biden certainly is not. Instead, it seems he’s angling for the first Presidential Participation Trophy. Last week, President Biden traveled… Continue reading Biden and the free word on the brink
The mainstream media is reporting that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “stalled” or even become a “stalemate,” even as the US government believes they are mounting a siege around key Ukrainian cities. A siege, however, is not a stalemate. It’s a slow, bloody stranglehold that will get much worse. Last weekend, the man who… Continue reading Ukraine and Biden: Let’s not deceive ourselves for the reality is bleak
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
The slow moving, chaotic Russian assault, plagued by poor equipment and poorly trained soldiers, offers opportunities for Ukraine itself, the United States, and our allies around the world if we are willing to get far more creative and dynamic in our strategy and tactics. Now is the time to come up with something other than… Continue reading Ukraine: Can we dissolve the Russian military and make it disappear entirely?
For years, progressives have advocated increasing the cost of gasoline and other fossil fuels via a “carbon pricing” scheme, but now that prices have spiked, President Biden is blaming Russia, begging communist dictatorships to produce more dirty fuels, and lying about the insanity of his own energy policy. Earlier this week, President Biden blamed the… Continue reading The backwards insanity of our energy policy
The world has no shortage of horrors, once you expand your lens beyond Western Europe. Horrors and humanitarian crises caused by repressive, authoritarian regimes are the norm in fact, not the exception. We should do what we can, but we can’t save everyone. Europe is supposed to be different. These things don’t happen in the… Continue reading Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response
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?
We are hesitant to target Russia’s oil industry or to eject all Russian banks from international transactions for fear of negative global impacts, and yet we’re implementing policies and considering others that could result in downing Russian planes and starting a war directly with Russia, which would be the worst global impact imaginable. On Tuesday,… Continue reading To fly or not to fly, that is the ridiculously dangerous question the world is asking when it comes to Russia