Apocalypse approach update

Nov 09 2019
Keeping track of Donald Trump’s contributions to the coming of the apocalypse is a job too big for any one person. The best I can do is check in every month or so and list a few of the latest highlights. 
During the past 10 days: 

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Could we please kill the Blob’s “gift to Putin” meme?

Oct 26 2019
American foreign policy elites are in near-unanimous agreement that President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria, along with the ensuing influx of Russian and Syrian troops, is a “gift to Putin.” Some variant of that phrase has over th

How The New York Times distorts our view of Syria

Oct 19 2019
The New York Times wants to make sure you know that Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria has strengthened US adversaries. 

On Tuesday, after Kurds imperiled by the withdrawal cut a deal with the Syri

How the Blob’s lawlessness brought mayhem to the Middle East

Oct 12 2019

In defense of ‘America First’

Sep 28 2019
This week president Trump went before the United Nations and declared, “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots.” A year earlier he had gone before the United Nations and declared,  
“We reject the ideo

Samantha and the Power of Denial

Sep 21 2019

American Foreign Policy Has an Empathy Problem

Sep 21 2019
[First published in the Nation, December 21, 2016]

American foreign policy has an empathy problem.

The problem isn’t a shortage of empathy. Large quantities of empathy have been harnessed to build suppo

John Bolton, public menace but useful expository device

Sep 14 2019

When NPR is more dangerous than Fox News

Jun 21 2019
What to do when military conflict between the US and Iran seems to be approaching, and you’re trying to get a clear picture of the situation? I’m only half-kidding when I say there’s a case to be made for staying glued to Fox News. Sure, you’ll he

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