UKRAINE REBOOT

I just finished writing a piece on Ukraine that didn’t get it done. So, I thought for a few minutes and two names popped into my head. John McEnroe and the late Joan Rivers. Two people who spoke their minds, no matter the consequences. I remember Johnny Mac at Wimbledon “You cannot be serious” and

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

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

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?