Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TGIF

TGIF: The War Party Talks Nonsense on Korea

The Really Serious People -- you know, the politicians and pundits who have been wrong on every call on foreign policy in recent memory...

TGIF: Talk to, Don’t Provoke, North Korea

There's little more we can do than hope that some cool heads around Donald Trump are telling him he'd be nuts to attack North Korea....

TGIF: The Only Solution to the Trumps’ Conflicts of Interest

Pundits at CNN and other news outlets are much distressed over the report that Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories company won trademark recognition from...

TGIF: What a Perverse Presidential Incentive System!

All I can say is, we've got a hell of a political system on our hands when the surest way for a president to...

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...

TGIF: Trump Never Was a Noninterventionist

Can Donald Trump’s foreign policy “doctrine” and presidential actions accurately be described as noninterventionist? Strangely, Glenn Greenwald thinks so. In “Trump’s War on Terror...

TGIF: Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault

President Trump's budget proposal would increase military spending $54 billion, not quite a 10 percent increase over the current level.  According to Quartz, the increase alone is...

TGIF: Things to Keep in Mind During the Health Care Debate

As the debate proceeds over what should succeed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), here are a few basic ideas to keep in mind. We live...

TGIF: The Religion of the State

In 1912 the pioneering French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) published The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, which presented his findings (not without controversy) on...

TGIF: Trump Assumes Command of the American Church

As Donald Trump demonstrated in his first address to Congress, no matter how loathsome a ruler may be, he can bring an assembly of...