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How Not to Stop the War? Demonize the Russians.

How Not to Stop the War? Demonize the Russians.

We are rapidly losing perspective on the war in the Ukraine.
Reflections from Quarantine

Reflections from Quarantine

Before my next article appears my wife and I will have marked two years since we went into self-imposed quarantine.
Blacks were Happier as Slaves; Nothing Changes

Blacks were Happier as Slaves; Nothing Changes

That is what we were taught in school in the 1950s; nothing has changed.
Too Many Red Lines; Resolving the Ukraine Crisis

Too Many Red Lines; Resolving the Ukraine Crisis

It appears that US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have laid down Red Lines that lie approximately 1,290 kilometers BEHIND one another – measuring from Ukraine’s border with Poland to its border with Russia.
American Democracy in a Downward Spiral?

American Democracy in a Downward Spiral?

Opinion writers love this time of year.
The Misery Index: Unemployment vs. Inflation

The Misery Index: Unemployment vs. Inflation

The party that used to be known as the GOP (now the Trumplicans) has gotten back on the bandwagon of fiscal probity, having fallen off it like the proverbial drunken sailor after its recent and unlamented departure from power.
If Only… We Had Government by Businessmen

If Only… We Had Government by Businessmen

Let’s dispense once and for all with the nonsensical fantasy that if we elected businessmen they would run government like a business – more efficient and cheaper.
Trump Apologists Run Mad; Replacement Theory

Trump Apologists Run Mad; Replacement Theory

An otherwise nice guy friend, who has become a leading apologist for Donald Trump and the Trumplicans, sent me this e-mail:“Democrats turn a blind eye to illegal immigrants because they figure the more foreigners we can bring in, the more they (or their children) will vote Democratic, and the party will grow in size and influence.
The Intellectual Church and Antivaxxer Obscurantism

The Intellectual Church and Antivaxxer Obscurantism

I will be the first to admit that the Orthodox Church has flaws and weaknesses which it needs to address.
Ending Nation Building and Forever Wars is Delusional; Do It Better

Ending Nation Building and Forever Wars is Delusional; Do It Better

We have sworn off Nation Building and Forever Wars.

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