Author: BooMan

Military Fail

I didn’t expect Trump’s missile strikes to change much on the ground in Syria and, in a way, that was a point in their favor. So long as it was a response to the use of chemical weapons and not…

Putin or Trump: Who to Believe?

With Neal Gorsuch just confirmed to the Supreme Court and a Republican president launching missiles against a Middle Eastern country, today is not a comforting day to be a liberal. ¬†Our Bush Era PTSD has been reactivated in a big…

Trump Strikes Syria

First the good part. The military strikes that Donald Trump authorized tonight against a Syrian airfield avoided many possible pitfalls. The target made sense, as it is the Intelligence Community’s assessment that the presumed sarin attacks that were carried out…

Who Likes the Nuclear Option?

As you contemplate Mitch McConnell’s exercise of the dreaded nuclear option, I want you to keep something in mind: The 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial election were recall elections to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. It resulted in voters…

Trump’s Foreign Policy Mess

David Usborne doesn’t think that Xi Jinping will be moved “by the usual golf-and-cocktails Mar-a-Lago treatment,” and in fact believes that it’s a terrible idea for Trump to be meeting with him at this point in time. One main reason…