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Carthaginian Peace In The Levant

Posted on 22. Jul, 2014 by in Analysis, Current Events

Gaza burns

Israel is in yet another conflict with Palestine, and, like many of the previous ones, it a mess almost entirely of their own making.  Israel’s continual and unrelenting campaign to crush the Palestinian cause has ensured continued resistance from the beleaguered residents of the Gaza Strip. While they talk about ceasefire and detente, the Israelis […]

A Defeat For Common Sense, Decency, In Florida

Posted on 14. Jul, 2013 by in Analysis, Current Events


A great national tragedy befell the United States yesterday evening. George Zimmerman murdered a boy named Trayvon Martin and a jury decided that Mr. Zimmerman, despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, should go free. The situation may have been best summed up by civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton when he branded the outcome of […]

Russian Intransigence Continues

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics


If his goal is to avoid U.S. prosecution and thoroughly annoy his former bosses, Edward Snowden couldn’t have chosen a better place to go than Moscow. Russia, still mired in wet dreams of Soviet-era world power, is always anxious to find a reason to mess with the United States. The Russians must have found a […]

The Chicago Machine Gets Rich On Taxpayers And DePaul

Posted on 21. May, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics


If you haven’t heard already, DePaul University and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are collaborating in a plan to build a home for the DePaul Blue Demons at McCormick Place Convention Center. This plan will be, of course, funded by taxpayer dollars. DePaul will have to cough up 70 million, but the City of Chicago will […]

Bipartisan Indignation Gives Way To GOP Demagoguery

Posted on 13. May, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics


It is a rare state of affairs when you find the sane people of the United States agreeing with the Republican reactionary establishment on any point, but it is difficult (or at least politically inexpedient) to come out on the side of censorship in the United States. On Friday officials at the IRS admitted that, […]

The ‘Red Line’ The U.S. Crossed Long Ago

Posted on 27. Apr, 2013 by in Analysis, Politics


The cheerleaders of the military industrial complex are revving themselves up for yet another American misadventure overseas.  Sketchy, second-hand reports have appeared that seem to confirm the limited use of sarin gas by forces under the control of president-for-life Bashar al-Assad against Syrian rebels.  President Obama had previously marked the use of chemical weapons in […]

Miranda Does Not Confer Rights, It Reminds You Of Them

Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics

My original plan was to write about some civil rights abuses currently going on in the Muslim world. Just the other day in Turkey, Fazil Say became yet another in a long line of artists convicted of the crime of denigrating Islam. His mode of defilement? Twitter! Amongst these tweets was a quote from a […]

There Is No Alternative: Thatcher Destroyed Great Britain

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by in Analysis, History

There Is No Alternative: Thatcher Destroyed Great Britain

A mighty tyrant passed from this world recently. No, I am not writing about Hugo Chavez, though the person I have in mind has much in common with that bombastic and verbose dictator of resource-rich Venezuela. Both he and my subject have a meticulously-built cult of personality surrounding them, dappled generously with strong hints of […]

Portman Punts On GOP’s Anti-Gay Party Planks

Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics

Rob Portman and his son, Will

Rob Portman, a conservative windbag that until recently viewed gay men and women as some sort of second class citizenry, has suddenly decided maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to let those sodomites do what they like, instead of having them “be put to death” (his religion’s solution for that “problem” – see Leviticus […]

Secret Agent Rodman Worms His Way Into The Hermit Kingdom

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics


If you’ve managed to not watch TV, use the internet or listen to the radio this week, there is an outside chance that you’re unaware of a certain trip by a washed-up ex Chicago Bulls player to the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea. Dennis Rodman, basketball all-star, movie icon and children’s book author, made beaucoup […]