Media Match of the Century: Joe Rogan vs. The New York Times

May 27, 2020

Bari Weiss is one of those oddly uninteresting personalities that The New York Times loves to elevate to the status of a columnist because her opinions reflect a certain strain of not quite hip but sufficiently arrogant trendiness that The Times finds marketable to its readership. Weiss conforms...

How the Hertz Bankruptcy Hurts the Brand
May 26, 2020

How the Hertz Bankruptcy Hurts the Brand

Will COVID-19 Be Another Pearl Harbor Moment for America?
May 26, 2020

Will COVID-19 Be Another Pearl Harbor Moment for America?

The Successes and Failures of Trump’s Twitter Diplomacy
May 25, 2020

The Successes and Failures of Trump’s Twitter Diplomacy

It’s Time to Rethink Our Approach to Medicine

It's Time to Rethink Our Approach to Medicine

May 22, 2020

As the novel coronavirus ravages our health-care systems, economies and personal lives, we will be faced with difficult decisions. Shall we choose the blue pill or the red pill? While the two pills represent any number of difficult choices, to begin, let’s discuss the pills in the context of...

The Dangers of Facing COVID-19 at Sea

The Dangers of Facing COVID-19 at Sea

May 22, 2020

Ships can be some of the most dangerous places for a viral epidemic to flourish, and even more so in the cramped, communal quarters of a naval vessel. Thus far, the COVID-19 pandemic has counted 18 warships from five countries amongst its victims. In terms of the total number of infections and...

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China

May 22, 2020

Economists like to think of the wreckage caused by stock market downturns, widespread bankruptcies and corporate downsizing as “creative destruction.” As it destroys the old and the dysfunctional, the capitalist system continually spurs innovation, much as a forest fire prepares the ground for...

Will Israel’s Next Annexation Be the Big One?

Will Israel’s Next Annexation Be the Big One?

May 21, 2020

When assessing the geopolitical damage done by US President Donald Trump’s during his initial term in office, Palestine and the fate of the Palestinian people must be given a prominent place. In recent decades, US governments have not only declared their uncompromising fealty to Israel but, to a...

The Limits of Western “Creativity” Facing China

The Limits of Western “Creativity” Facing China

May 20, 2020

The disastrous numbers produced by the coronavirus crisis in the US have generated a second pandemic, one that will predictably last for just the next six months: the virus of electoral rhetoric focused on blaming an overseas enemy. Whereas the Democrats, clinging to their Cold War nostalgia,...

Can US Special Operations Command Be Held Accountable?

Can US Special Operations Command Be Held Accountable?

May 20, 2020

Last October, a group of eight Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook helicopters carrying US commandos roared out of an airfield in Iraq. They raced through Turkish airspace and across the Syrian border, coming in low as they approached a village just north of Idlib province where Islamic...

The Culling of the Herd

The Culling of the Herd

May 19, 2020

You don't have to be within an eyeshot of the great plains to know about the “culling” of the herd. Where I grew up, near a small farm in New England, we kids knew all about “culling.” Across the road, on the far side of the cornfield, near the tree line, there would be a...

Has COVID-19 Launched a New Era of Deadly Pandemics?

Has COVID-19 Launched a New Era of Deadly Pandemics?

May 19, 2020

There are many theories as to how COVID-19 began. Some of them are plausible, others are nonsensical. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have done their bit to fan such theories. Many in the world believe that the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was either released...

What Will Americans Endure in This Presidential Race?

What Will Americans Endure in This Presidential Race?

May 19, 2020

For at least the past 30 years, the strategy of the Democratic Party in the US has consistently focused solely on winning elections by arguing that its oligarchic loyalties are less servile than those of the Republicans. Since Bill Clinton’s presidency in the 1990s, the party has never strayed...

How Raytheon Runs US Foreign Policy

How Raytheon Runs US Foreign Policy

May 18, 2020

In 2017, US President Donald Trump’s new administration found itself in a quandary. Should it continue providing weapons for use in Saudi Arabia’s murderous war in Yemen that had been raging for two years? In June 2017, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unexpectedly declared neighboring...

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