Artificial Intelligence Will Never Be as Smart as Elon Musk

Aug 04, 2020

No one doubts that Elon Musk is rich, which, according to a fundamental axiom of US culture, suggests that he is smart. Everyone knows the proverbial wisdom often directed at a category of humanity called losers: “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” Musk himself has...

Is Europe More United Than the US?
Aug 04, 2020

Is Europe More United Than the US?

Was the First Gulf War the Last Triumph of Multilateralism?
Aug 04, 2020

Was the First Gulf War the Last Triumph of Multilateralism?

The Latest Version of Russiagate
Jul 31, 2020

The Latest Version of Russiagate

Elon Musk Declares War on Pronouns

Elon Musk Declares War on Pronouns

Jul 30, 2020

Elon Musk keeps getting richer by the day, a fact that clearly entitles him, when tweeting, to choose any target to provoke and to be as outrageous in his expression as his fancy dictates. One of Musk’s latest tweets has provoked Seth Cohen to pen an article in Forbes focused on what he calls an...

Content, Not Culture, Separates Americans

Content, Not Culture, Separates Americans

Jul 30, 2020

It has finally come to pass in America that armed bands of federal government thugs in camouflage gear are taking over parts of selected US cities to serve the interests of the country’s fearful “leader” and autocrat-in-chief. At the behest of Trump and his stooge attorney general,...

Slaves Picked Cotton, Senator Cotton Picks a Fight with History

Slaves Picked Cotton, Senator Cotton Picks a Fight with History

Jul 29, 2020

History has always been one of the biggest sources of embarrassment for the United States. The liberated colonists left European history behind when they declared independence. Americans ever since have demonstrated an obsessive focus on the present and the future, believing the past is...

A Master Class in Linguistic Suppression

A Master Class in Linguistic Suppression

Jul 28, 2020

Boston’s local National Public Radio news station, WBUR, recently interviewed Rutgers University linguist Kristen Syrett, an advocate for pushing the sacred cause of political correctness beyond its currently accepted boundaries. Presumably in the name of racial justice, Syrett wants to root out...

Young Men, Alienation and Violence in the Digital Age

Young Men, Alienation and Violence in the Digital Age

Jul 28, 2020

As the world was forced into lockdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Lee Moyer’s documentary “TFW No GF” was released online. The film focuses on an internet subculture of predominately young, white men who already experienced much of life from the comfort of their own homes,...

How Osama bin Laden Got His Revenge

How Osama bin Laden Got His Revenge

Jul 27, 2020

It’s July 2020 and I’ve just turned 76, which, as far as I’m concerned, officially makes me an old man. So, put up with my aging, wandering brain here, since (I swear) I wasn’t going to start this piece with Donald Trump, no matter his latest wild claims or bizarre statements, increasingly...

What Has COVID-19 Done to Small Businesses?

What Has COVID-19 Done to Small Businesses?

Jul 27, 2020

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are businesses with revenues, assets or employees below a certain threshold. SMEs are important to the health of any country as they tend to form the backbone of the economy. When compared to large enterprises, SMEs are generally greater in...

From the Cradle to the Grave: China Leaves the Earth Behind

From the Cradle to the Grave: China Leaves the Earth Behind

Jul 24, 2020

Echoing the vision of super-billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, Bao Weimin, a senior director at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, explained the logic behind China’s spectacular new foray into the space race. Its new mission aims at orbiting Mars for 687 days before...

Trump Has Sent in the Feds

Trump Has Sent in the Feds

Jul 24, 2020

US federal agents poured into Portland, Oregon, this month to crack down on anti-racism protests. They beat up peaceful protesters and fired impact munitions at demonstrators, seriously injuring one of them. They drove around the city in unmarked vans pulling people off the...

The Real Scandal of Chinese Hacking

The Real Scandal of Chinese Hacking

Jul 23, 2020

The image most people have of the world of espionage spans an intriguingly varied cast of contrasting personalities. It includes the colorful, the creepy, the beautiful but also the deceptively ordinary. It features a sexy Mata Hari and Christine Keeler. It stretches across history from...

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