STILL CATHOLIC DESPITE THE (NEW YORK) TIMES

Yeah, I’m Catholic. Not the best in the world. Maybe not even in the top ten. I may get there though. The snark, ridicule and contempt shown by columnists and online commenters at the New York Times and Washington Post on everything and anything Catholic has been getting my Irish up and is causing me

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

DO THE RIGHT THING JOE

Someone has got to tell Joe Biden to do the right thing. Joe, you helped Obama win two terms and you beat Trump. Good for you. But, imagining you as President seven years from now is a bridge too far. In fact the very thought of a total of eight years of President Joe Biden,

ISRAELI BRASS IN WASHINGTON

The Israelis, who have a few hundred nuclear weapons, are coming to the USA, which has several thousand nuclear weapons. Israel’s new leaders want to talk to us about doing something about Iran that doesn’t have any nuclear weapons but, according to the Israelis, constitutes the greatest threat to peace in the World today. The

BANNON!

I’ve always liked Steve Bannon. We’ve got a bit in common. We’re both mostly Irish and mostly, Catholic. Bannon went to high school with Benedictine Catholic Monks in Richmond, VA. I attended most of the Jesuit Colleges on the East Coast graduating from one of them. Bannon was elected President of the Student Body at

GENERAL MILLEY AND THE FINE ART OF DECONFLICTION

General Milley is going to be all right. I heard it from a couple of Four Stars. Like, for instance, Retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, who comments frequently on MSNBC and Retired Four Star General Jack Keane, who does the same at FOX. General Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, under Presidents

JOE, WITH SOME HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS

Joe, got through the Tuesday, Afghanistan News Conference. His Presidency is not going up in flames on Afghanistan. He got 75,000 out of the country in August using one airport. He pulled in the perfect person, William Burns, to meet with the Taliban Leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Burns is a respected practical diplomat with a

IRAN AND THE AMERICAN COMPULSION TO DO DUMB STUFF

The Biden Team has an early opportunity to do something stupid in Iran. It’ s an American tradition. Caused, in large part, by a school of thought that holds that there should never be any “daylight” between American policy in the Middle East and Israeli policy in the same region. Huh? What’s up with that?

RACHEL MADDOW: CONTRARY INDICATOR

Rachel Maddow, who was unwilling to mention the name of the late Sheldon Adelson during his lifetime, is excited about a non case involving a second echelon actor doing next to nothing with a slightly unimportant country that has oil, an airline and tee shirts. The guy is Tom Barrack. Nice guy, Christian, Lebanese descent,

STUCK IN THE WELL

How many dead bodies does it take for Republican Senators to crawl out from the well in Trump’s desk and do the right thing? Are five dead human beings, including one Capitol Police Officer and 138 injured police officers plus two police suicides in the week after the Trump induced Jan 6 riot, enough? Do