Tuesday, January 22, 2019

TGIF: The Real Danger from Trump Is Ignored

While the chattering classes spend all their time rehashing Donald Trump's alleged -- there's a word you don't much see in the media anymore...

TGIF: Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Wouldn’t Be the First for North Korea

Leave it to Donald Trump to threaten to rain "fire and fury" on the North Korean people the same week the world observed the...

TGIF: The American Way of War

The most striking fact about the United States of America is not its supposed founding principles -- more often lauded than observed -- but...

TGIF: Depopulating Palestine, Dehumanizing the Palestinians

One might have thought that, in the wake of the Nazi regime's systematic crimes against humanity last century, dehumanization would have become unthinkable once...

TGIF: Dying for the Empire Is Not Heroic

Predictably, the news media spent most of the week examining words Donald Trump may or may not have spoken to the widow of an American...

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: 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: 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: Trump’s Mideast Mission Impossible

By now, comparing someone to the underwear gnomes of South Park fame is trite. Were it not for Donald Trump, I wouldn't go near it. But I...

TGIF: Thank You, Donald Trump

We advocates of liberty owe Donald Trump a great debt of gratitude. Thanks to Trump it is clearer than ever that most people who...
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