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Foreign Policy

War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Donald Trump’s airstrikes in Syria are tragic proof that he is just as eager to wage actual warfare as he is to wage economic warfare. Yet there should be nothing surprising about his recent attacks....

US Bombs Syria in Retaliation for Alleged Chemical Attack

Trump gave in to pressures that his predecessor was able to resist in 2013 In response to allegations of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in the country’s ongoing civil war, President...

1917: How Woodrow Wilson Finally Got His War

On April 6 — a hundred years ago —  the United States declared war on Germany. The history of America's entry into the Great War is complex and profound. It has intrinsic drama, no matter...

I Won’t Let the State Choose My Friends or Enemies for Me

“I reject the right of the government to choose my friends and enemies for me.” – Bill Kelsey Indeed, Bill, it makes no sense to allow the government to do so. But the situation is much worse...

Trump’s New War for America

With President Trump’s undeclared attack on Syria, a sovereign and independent nation, he has confirmed, once and for all, that he is just another foreign interventionist, no different from his predecessors Barack Obama and...

The US Provided Cover for the Saudi Starvation Strategy in Yemen

As Yemen's population has teetered on the brink of mass starvation in recent months, the United States has played a crucial role in enabling the Saudi strategy responsible for that potential humanitarian catastrophe. Both the...

Liberty Belongs to Everyone, Not Just America.

An outsider’s generalisation of the American avatar. The United States has often been touted as a brilliant beacon of liberty, a singular champion for justice and free enterprise. It is a myth often believed by...

Just Asking…

I don't say Assad didn't attack Syrians with chemical weapons. I simply ask what Rumpole, Columbo, Matlock, Rockford, and Tom Barnaby would be asking.

TGIF: The Bogosity of Trump’s “America First”

It says something about the complexity of language (and me perhaps) that I took so long to realize that Donald Trump's "America First" slogan, which I found off-putting from the start, consists of the same...

US Attacks Syria: Scores of Missiles Fired

The US military is attacking Syria tonight, after talking up the idea of unilateral military intervention throughout the day. Preliminary reports are that more than 60 Tomahawk missiles have been fired against various targets...
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