President Trump gave the State of the Union address last night, summing up his first year. It was, predictably, full of exaggerations and outright lies. Even many of the true statements require additional context, which makes the somewhat misleading. Here’s a link to Politifact’s fact check of the address. Here’s a link to a transcript … More State of the Union
I really don’t even know what to say about this: This is beneath the office of the Presidency. It is utterly ridiculous that a head of state is making “mine is bigger than yours” comparisons with another head of state. Aside from the absurdity of the comment in general (though unsurprising from a man that … More The Bigger Button
Who does New Year’s resolutions? It’s not normally my thing, but in 2018 I resolve to continue to: – Advocate for civil rights and civil liberties for the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, women, immigrants, and any other group being disenfranchised. – Back law enforcement personnel, but call for strict accountability for … More Happy New Year!
Should we be fearful of this new North Korean capability? What is the US’s response to this threat? … More The only thing to fear is fear itself from North Korea.
Does North Korea act in a rational or irrational manner? What would Kenneth Waltz say? … More North Korea: Rational or Irrational actor?
All of the talk concerning the North Korea crisis seems to be centered on China and the US. Where is South Korea in all of this and how does their very turbulent government transition impact their ability to influence an outcome? … More Will the real South Korea please stand up?
In the simplest of terms, No…Aggression is not the way to get what you want from North Korea. North Korea has been actively pursuing and developing their nuclear weapons capability for at least the last 15 years. The whole reason for this is to make the US come to the bargaining table and deal with … More Is aggression the best way to deal with North Korea?
Last evening I watched the movie “Arrival” starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. In the film, 12 alien spacecraft mysteriously appear on Earth at various locations including the United States, Russia, the ocean off the coast of China, Sudan, Pakistan, Denmark, Japan, Sierra-Leone, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and Australia. I have always been … More Trump Hates “The Aliens.” Believe me.
A few days ago President Trump decided to make two standard attendees of the National Security Council Principals Committee – The Director of National Intelligence (DNA) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) – into “as needed” attendees. At the same time he established his Chief Strategist – a wholly political position … More National Security Council Principals… and Bannon
It seems that a House report indicates that “since [Edward] Snowden’s arrival in Moscow, he has had, and continues to have, contact with Russian intelligence services.” Reuters reports that this “challenged Snowden’s assertion that he reached a ‘breaking point’ and decided to access and disclose the NSA materials, including documents on the agency’s collection of … More Snowden Meeting with Russian Intelligence??? Say It Ain’t So…