Tag: North Korea

This Man Has Our Nuclear Codes

It took me several tries to complete the task of reading the president’s interview with the New York Times because the man is so stupid and so morally repellent that I found it necessary to take breaks to protect myself…

Shit Just Got Real

Happy Birthday, America! The North Korean missile that soared high above the Sea of Japan on Tuesday was hailed by state-run television as a “shining success.” But to U.S. officials, it was a most unwelcome surprise: a weapon with intercontinental…

This Isn’t How Diplomacy Works

There are some elements of diplomacy and international relations that have their place in the toolbox but always struck me as odd. One of these is the tendency to taunt opponents in a Monty Pythonesque way by sending ships in…

Did the FBI Put Millions of Lives at Risk?

According to CNN, the FBI may have misled the president about who was responsible for hacking into Sony’s computers: Sure, North Korea’s government despises the movie “The Interview.” But when its propagandists say it did not hack Sony Pictures before…