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    The United States doesn't do diplomacy.  It's not tough enough for its manly men.  It takes too long.  And it…
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  • Well, McCarthy and Boeing.
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  • Another good one apropos to looking back at the 1940s and 1950s is Greg Herken, The Georgetown Set: Friends and…
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  • Lots of foreign service officers are expert in the mechanics of running an embassy and only tasked only secondarily in…
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  • And mostly to cover up the major errors that occur in the private sector that are "no big deal" because…
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  • The damage of McCarthyism still hasn't been undone.  It echoes in the refrain that Democrats cannot be trusted with foreign…
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  • Subscriptions? Local papers have disappeared and with them the payments to major publishers of syndicaeted columns. They used to exist…
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  • One more historical item.  The prohibition movement started out of the epidemic of alcoholism and domestic abuse that followed the…
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  • Sessions racializes drug use; only he can't racialize opioid use at the moment because it has hit whites in Trump…
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  • In 1954, the US took over the war in Indochina from France.  In 1955, Frank Sinatra starred in The Man…
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  • Trump might actually have to go to jail before he loses. I'm not sure that being President legally or constitutionally…
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  • WTF does "for government" concretely mean for a national government that just subsidized the 1% with tax cuts of $1.5…
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  • Is it still true that no prosecutor has tested the proposition that a President can be forced to stand trial?…
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  • The issue that has so many Democrats pessimistic is that their national leaders cannot get straight what it is that…
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  • So the "magic bullet" that was going to defeat Republicans in 2018 and Trump's re-election in 2020 is rapidly disappering?…
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  • The preparations of the candidates (including the selections of primary challengers of weak Democrat, election protection, and GOTV operations) and…
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  • So it's not just his contrarian political analysis?
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  • My comments are trying to figure out how the GOP might rejigger the actual debt figures through temporary "emergency" actions…
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  • You're letting your obsession get out of control.  Get a grip. It's a saxophone and he plays regular jazz gigs.…
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  • Shutdown start slowly and depend on what specific agencies shut down. Likely first to notice will be people who…
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