Does North Korea act in a rational or irrational manner? What would Kenneth Waltz say? … More North Korea: Rational or Irrational actor?
If you have the opportunity to stay home to celebrate the birth of the USA tomorrow (assuming you are a US citizen and give a hoot about July 4th), please be sure to enjoy yourself safely. Here’s a handy safety reference, pilfered from the interwebs: Fireworks injuries are no joke. For example, someone in my … More Happy 4th of July!!
News agency CNN retracted a story on Friday, and subsequently accepted the resignations of three employees associated with its publication. The POTUS jumped on the opportunity to point out the errant reporting as evidence that CNN publishes “fake news,” as he has been claiming since co-opting the term. So, is this fake news? Does this … More The Difference between CNN and Fake News
I’d like to share some eloquent words about fatherhood and the significance of fathers to their families. So I’ll borrow words from people far more eloquent than me. Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of … More Father’s Day 2017
Memorial Day has been around since the close of the Civil War (originally called Decoration Day). It has been a federal holiday since 1971, and is meant to honor those who died serving in the US military. Every year I observe some of what has been colloquially referred to as “Barbecue Shaming,” where we are … More Memorial Day
Don’t forget to call or visit Mom today! Since I’m not particularly clever or poetic, please enjoy some quotes I found through the magic of the interwebs… “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting … More Happy Mother’s Day 2017!!!
President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, “effective immediately,” as reported by the New York Times and other news outlets. This is an interesting move. The NY Times reports: Memos released by the White House show that Rod J. Rosenstein, the newly sworn-in deputy attorney general, recommended that Mr. Comey be fired over how … More “You’re Fired”
I was tempted to write something about the history of this holiday, through all of its various forms and traditions. I suppose that isn’t necessary. Anyone who is interested can do that research, and a piece like that always appears to be a shot at someone’s strongly held beliefs. Instead, let’s focus on the aspect … More Happy Easter
Illegal wiretapping by former President Obama is one hell of an accusation. Even with no evidence offered, such an allegation needs to be taken seriously and investigated. It’s important to note that a President cannot unilaterally order such an intrusion. The Foreign Intelligence Security Act of 1978 (FISA – Public Law 95-511, OCT 25, 1978) … More Obama Wiretapped Trump???
Happy New Year to all! I just read a very salient article published on this fist day of 2017, which I would like to share with you all (in case you haven’t already seen it.The piece is Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate, by Sabine Heinlein, and I think … More Happy New Year! And, Consider This…