THE CHIEF UNDER THE GUN

I’m thinking of the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts. No matter what he does he’s likely to make half the country livid and calling for his hide. The good news is he’s unlikely to get shot. But even that, in this day and age, is not a sure thing. The

ABORTION AND THE POOR

This much is clear, the very rich have always had the ability to terminate a pregnancy no matter where they lived. If necessary they left the Country with their own doctor and returned. I know a little bit about what happened to the poor, before Roe. In the Sixties, before Roe v Wade, I worked

THE UNBELIEVABLE WAR IN UKRAINE

I call it unbelievable because our Press has lost its mind in its hero worship of all things Ukraine and its Jewish President, Volodymyr Zelensky. The Press has given us no context and no history on whether these two countries, Russia and Ukraine, might have had some connection with each other over the last several

GROUCHO MARX AND THE “I LOVE UKRAINE CLUB.”

Comedian Groucho Marx was famous for saying “I’d never join a club that would let someone like me in it.” I don’t think Groucho would have joined the “I love Ukraine Club.” He’d have thought the TV hosts intoning, “the pictures you will see are very disturbing” was bullshit. You mean, with everybody in the

WHOSE KIDS ARE BEING KILLED

The expression “whose ox is being gored” comes from Scripture, Exodus:21:35. Nowadays, the phrase is often used in politics to describe how different people in similar circumstances are often treated quite differently depending on the relative “importance” of the individuals. Important people, which often means rich and powerful people, get better treatment by society and

UKRAINE MANIA

It’s a thing. People who know nothing, suddenly know everything. If you don’t love Ukraine more than life itself you are totally unhip. If you’re on your way to Ukraine to help you’ve got superstar status. Secret handshake to follow. As John McEnroe would say “You cannot be Serious.” I support most of the Biden

FIGHTING FOR A TIE

Russia is an anomaly. It’s too big. Nearly twice the size of the next biggest country in the world, Canada, with a population less than that of Bangladesh. Russia is in a war where they can’t afford to win or lose. Putin has forty miles of military vehicles stuck in the mud because he violated

INEXPLICABLE

That is the one word description of Vladimir Putin’s behavior by Robert Gates probably the one person in the USA that knows Russia and Putin better than any other. Gates joined the CIA in 1966 and served as its Director under Republican and Democrat Presidents and as our Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush

WRONGFOOTING THE BEAR

The Bear is Putin and he can’t quite get his story straight. He feels, in his gut, that Ukraine is really part of Russia but he doesn’t know how to say so, convincingly. Every time he gets ready to find a reason to start some high-intensity pushing and shoving in Ukraine, Jake Sullivan stools the

UKRAINE ESSENTIALS

Ukraine is a core interest of Russia but not for the US. We care, of course, but not to die for. We don’t even have a confirmed Ambassador in Ukraine and Ukraine is not a Member of NATO. Biden is 79 Putin is 69. Putin has time. Biden is going to want to get Ukraine