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US Issues Security Alert In Iraq

In an extremely worrying development, the State Department has issued a security alert to Americans in Iraq and particularly those employed by the Embassy there. The notice reads in part,  “The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S.…

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120,000 Troops To Middle East?

In a frightening development, the Trump White House is said to be considering sending an additional 120,000 troops to the Middle East. These men and women will be there in order to protect American interests in the event of a war with Iran. This comes after a recent increase in tension with Iran. John Bolton,…

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tRump Shifts Money From Military To Wall

Disturbing article over on the Hive, Vanity Fair’s online political site. In Trump’s New Border Plan: Make the Military Pay for the Wall, The Pentagon is diverting money from bona fide defense systems to fund a largely ineffective border wall. What could go wrong?, Eric Lutz looks at how the Orange One is moving money…

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Anglosphere Revisited

  From The Editor’s Desk — A while back I did a short piece on “The Anglosphere.” This is defined as “the English-speaking nations of the world considered as a single social, economic, and political grouping—i.e., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.” There are people, chiefly on the Right, who are promoting…

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World War 3?

On Sunday 11/25/2018, “Russian ships fired on three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait — a critical passage connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov — injuring at least six sailors. Moscow’s crew has since boarded Kiev’s two warships and one tugboat, detaining more than 20 sailors, and even placed a freighter ship…

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Blundering Our Way To Hell

By Michael Jay Tucker So, I read something short but significant the other day. It was just a few lines, really. Not even a full paragraph. But powerful… and terrible… all the same. Something that hints at our destruction. The passage in question is from Steven Simon’s essay, “Powder Keg In Syria,” in the current…

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Parody Project’s Take On Tom Petty

Remember Parody Project? The musical “group” that does inspired and politically charged covers of major pop songs? Covers which, strangely enough, are really rather good? Well, they’re back. They’ve just done a rather hysterical take off on the late Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” but taking as a theme the current Trumpian…

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Hell Has Frozen Over

Clearly, the end times are upon us. Nothing is right. Everything is turned upside down. Why do I say that? Because I agree with, and am going to praise, an essay by George Will. This is bizarre. Now, George Will is one of those guys that I sincerely dislike. I don’t like his conservatism. I…

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GOPer Foretells “Biblical War” With N. Korea

Coming under the heading of Oh, Freaking Hell In A Handbasket… Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) has just said that any war with North Korea would be short but incredibly bloody. According to the Atlantic, the term he used was “mass casualties the likes of which the planet has never seen.” Okay, that’s pretty scary. What’s…

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Next Korean War A Serious Killer

Have you ever noticed how a certain kind of Republican doesn’t seem to quite get the fact that war kills people? The latest example of that particular brand of non-thinking comes with North Korea, where it seems our Fearless Leader wants to go to war, right now, with Kim Jong-un. And, incredibly, some of his…

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