Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

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Tuesday, Trump takes his nationally televised victory lap in the U.S. Capitol with his State of the Union address, as triumphant Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a humiliated Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit silently side-by-side behind him. It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad. In a …

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If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let's Go!

If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let’s Go!

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Perhaps, rather than sending troops into Iraq and Kuwait to defend U.S. troops already there, we should accede to the local nationalist demands, start bringing our troops home, and let Iranians, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Yemenis and Afghans settle their quarrels. Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam …

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When Did Ukraine Become a 'Critical Ally'?

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

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Despite constant pressure from Sen. John McCain and our neocons to bring Ukraine into NATO, wiser heads on both sides of the Atlantic rejected the idea. On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times …

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The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War

The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War

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Is it any of Canada’s business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh’s arrest of women’s rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven the two countries close to a break in diplomatic relations. “Reprehensible” said Riyadh …

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Is Trump's Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

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In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. The platform committee rejected a plank to pull us deeper into Ukraine, by successfully opposing new U.S. arms transfers to Kiev. Improved relations with Russia were what candidate …

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Are We Nearing Civil War?

Are We Nearing Civil War?

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President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down. We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration. Thus …

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Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?

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Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty days out, one senses she has lost momentum — the “Big Mo” of which George H. W. Bush boasted following his Iowa triumph in …

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Was Obama Stampeded Into War?

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“NATO is moving very slowly, allowing Gadhafi forces to advance,” said rebel leader Abdul Fattah Younis, as the Libyan army moved back to the outskirts of Ajdabiya, gateway city to Benghazi. “NATO has become our problem.” Younis is implying that if NATO does not stop Libyan soldiers from capturing Ajdabiya, …

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