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Bolton’s at it Again and You Don’t Care

The Trump administration, with John Bolton on the only battlements he’ll ever man, is at it again. This time, enacting sweeping financial punishments on businesses who would dare transact with Venezuela’s Maduro government. “The Maduro regime now joins that exclusive club of rogue states [Cuba, North Korea, and Iran],” Bolton said at a one-day conference in Continue reading Bolton’s at it Again and You Don’t Care

Hold Your Apoplexy Just One Minute

I’ve noticed an interested paradigm shift with the latest U.S. shootings in Dayton and Texas. The Texas shooter apparently left a hate-filled, racist manifesto prior to shooting up an El Paso WalMart. This has spurned a debate about violent racisms prevalence. CNN ran a story stating Tucker Carlson “told a lie” when calling white supremacy Continue reading Hold Your Apoplexy Just One Minute

Have Hope: No Barr is Too High

The 8th International Conference on Cybersecurity has come and gone with little fanfare, and with it, any remaining pretense of federal law enforcement’s respect for privacy.  In a stunningly banal speech, US Attorney General William Barr renewed the Justice Department’s calls for an end to encryption in the name of, wait for it, American security.   Continue reading Have Hope: No Barr is Too High

A Tale of a Terrible Neighbor

The tale of the terrible neighbor is a cliché familiar to all Americans. Days drone on with monotonous drum beats as you exist seemingly by freeze-frame image pulling into your driveway with the neighbor’s hose spilling over your fence, with his crabgrass and brush invading your backyard, whose pet prefers your grass to his owners Continue reading A Tale of a Terrible Neighbor

“Blowback” and the Frustrating Necessity of Rebutting David French

A Premise Confused David French is one of my least favorite people on Twitter. Former Major in the US Army, Iraq War vet and columnist for National Review, French spends his days online hand wringing about the need for “realism” in foreign policy, ergo an enormous military, all to keep American’s safe at home. Sound Continue reading “Blowback” and the Frustrating Necessity of Rebutting David French

Sobriety is Relative in an Age of Drunken Hysterics

James Mattis has been engaged in the world of national security for 40 years. In the run up to the 2016 election, “Chaos” had quite a bit to say on defense (through offense), regardless of the winner. In a speech in Washington, Mattis said, “The Iranian regime, in my mind, is the single most enduring Continue reading Sobriety is Relative in an Age of Drunken Hysterics