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!

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

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

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

Biden and the free word on the brink

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

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

Ukraine: Can we dissolve the Russian military and make it disappear entirely?

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?

The backwards insanity of our energy policy

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

Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

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