Here Comes the Boom

  With Mike Flynn spilling the beans, Trump’s days in the White House are numbered. Unless… It’s the “unless” that scares me. This is not a sane human being. This is Trump. And he is capable of anything, however unthinkable, to avert his exposure and disgrace. So how can he head off Robert Mueller’s damning […]
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As War Clouds Gather

  The TV pundits that I listen to seem obsessed with Trump’s tweets, the various probes into the Russian  hacking scandal, aborted release of documents that would shed light on JFK’s assassination and the  GOP’s internal bickering. They don’t seem to care that the world could end tomorrow. I am not referring to the Second Coming, […]
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Will Trump Listen Now?

  The whole world knows the shouting match between Trump and Kim Jong-un is a bad idea. And myriad voices have been raised in an effort to calm things down. Unfortunately, the two loudmouths haven’t been listening. But when Vladimir Putin chimes in with a word of warning, perhaps Trump, at least, will pay attention. In an article on […]
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As Russia and China Flex Their Muscles

The Chinese are warning that they will ultimately annex Taiwan, and I don’t doubt for a minute that they will. After all, who is to stop them? The conventions that have provided a safety net for the global community since World War II are unraveling. The wold’s balance of power is collapsing. China and Russia […]
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I Hate to Say This But We Can’t Do Much About Iranian Savagery

If we lived in a just world, those frowsy-looking Iranian mullahs would be strung up by their thumbs and horsewhipped (or worse), a democratic government would be installed in Iran, and an international group would be appointed to ensure no nuclear weapon is ever developed there. Furthermore, that tinpot despot in North Korea would be […]
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Presidential Debate Was the Same Old Story with the Same Old Spin

What a colossal waste of time! To think that I stayed up past my bedtime to listen to the two major-party presidential candidates “spin” facts and repeat chunks of old stump speeches! Then, I dutifully listened to a bunch of so-called analysts tell me I heard what I didn’t hear and didn’t hear what I […]
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Now I Know Why Bush Can’t Pronounce “Nuclear”

George Bush (with Russia’s Putin, below) has never been very articulate on nuclear matters, and he showed his muddle-headedness on the subject once again yesterday when he canceled an agreement to cooperate with Russia in the peaceful development of nuclear technology. His reasoning was that this action somehow punishes Russia, but he should realize it […]
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Beware of a New Cold War, Ms. Rice! It Could Get Hot!

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the cold war is over, and she is supposed to be an expert in Russian-American relations so I don’t want to argue with her. But I wonder whether Ms. Rice has spoken to Vladimir Putin lately. It seems to me that by building a “missile defense shield” in eastern […]
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Russians Still Thugs But U.S. May Share Blame for Tragedy

I have to admit that I was misled about the Georgian blood bath. From what I heard at first on television and read in the newspapers it seemed that – out of the blue – Russia had launched an unprovoked attack on its tiny neighbor. I was ready to believe this version of events because […]
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Does America Still Have ICBMs and When Would They Be Used?

If you’re as old as I am you may recall the days of Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, the Strategic Air Command and the Nuclear Deterrent. If my memory can be trusted, these were parts of a strategy that would make America invulnerable. The missiles were aimed at targets in such threatening places as Russia, and they […]
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