The Cockeyed Crusade

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

By what deranged thinking did meddling in a civil war over territories that have been Russian for more than 300 years merit bringing the world economy...

A race between "global warming" and nuclear war?

Friday, September 9, 2022

It is of men, and of them only, that one should always be frightened.—Louis-Ferdinand CélineDear Friends + Interlocutors,An important English scientist...

Germany to hit the Wall?

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Maybe I could get you a magazine or a bag of peanuts.—Dorothy ParkerDear Friends + Interlocutors,OMG. Is Germany about to hit the wall? From what I’ve...

Catastrophic Escalation?

Friday, August 19, 2022

America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.—President John...

We Always Knew the Dangers of NATO Expansion

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George OrwellDear Friends + Interlocutors,Too late now! A host of knowledgable Washington...

LagoGate and Taiwan...

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Good morning judge, what may be my fine?—Furry LewisSaturday, August 13th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,
Can we get back to the topic of Taiwan...

The Pelosi Provocation...

Friday, August 5, 2022

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, 
but it proceeds from ideas.—William Pfaff
Friday, August 5th,...

Cirincione contra Mearsheimer re Ukraine

Sunday, July 31, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalSunday, July 31st, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Some of my “liberal” friends and acquaintances...

KEEPING THE MIDEAST SAFER FOR DICTATORS || Eric Margolis

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

God help us in the future.—Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)July 27th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Pray for Uncle Sam. He has been drugged, brainwashed,...

The world needs Russian oil and gas | South China Morning Post

Friday, July 22, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerFriday, July 22nd, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,As I recall,...

Russian gas cuts threaten to shutter Germany industry | Financial Times

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

I was lucky tonight. He had a gun, but I had a tire iron.—Phillip Marlowe, 1958Tuesday, July 19th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I woke up in Munich...

The Two-Front War...

Thursday, July 7, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerThursday evening, July 7th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Smart...

Changes not seen in a Century – Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Let me know when we go off a cliff.—They Drive By NightSunday, July 3rd, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Below please find a link to retired U.S. ambassador...

Mearsheimer Update...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

"But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.—The Emperor’s New ClothesDear Friends + Interlocutors,FYI. Recent appearance by Professor Mearsheimer...

Victoria Nuland to the Box...

Friday, June 17, 2022

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, 
but it proceeds from ideas.—William Pfaff

Dear Friends +...

Dr. Mearsheimer's NY Times Op Ed on arming Ukraine... [February 2015]

Monday, June 6, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore Vidal

Monday morning

Just for the record, here's an item I sent out in February...

The world has become collateral damage of Western sanctions | South China Morning Post

Friday, June 3, 2022

Always remember, it can be worse tomorrow.—Soda Jerk, Witness to MurderDear Friends + Interlocutors,FYI. Thoughtful and eye-opening article by Alex Lo...

U.S. Will Start Blocking Russia’s Bond Payments to American Investors - The New York Times

Thursday, June 2, 2022

There is not a single constitution in the world which is actually observed.—NapoleonDear Friends + Interlocutors,I wish two things. That I knew more...

The Big Two Op-eds in the New York Times...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Is politics nothing but the art of deliberately lying?—Voltaire

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Looking over today's print edition...

Columbus' arrival linked to carbon dioxide drop | Science News

Monday, May 30, 2022

The mind is like a parachute. It works only when it is open.—Frank Zappa

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Here’s an interesting item...

My morning at the bank and bicycle shop...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

I soon grew as poor as a rat.—E.A. PoeDear Friends + Interlocutors,I went to the bank this morning to withdraw a hundred dollars in small bills. Walking...

Former President Bush condemns 'brutal invasion of Iraq' in public gaffe | YouTube

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George Orwell

Dear Friends + Interlocutors

FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3LXo6NoFVw

Nothing More to say about Ukraine...

Saturday, May 21, 2022

A century long barrage of propaganda seeps in everywhere.—Charles Bukowski

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

I sure would like to stop...

US vows ‘decisive’ response if Russia deploys to Cuba, Venezuela

Friday, May 20, 2022

“You cannot be serious!”—John McEnroeDear Friends + Interlocutors,Here’s an illuminating item in the SCMP from January of this year, before the Ukraine...

U.S. benefits the most from Ukraine crisis: European Parliament member - CGTN

Thursday, May 12, 2022

God help us in the future.—Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I love Claire Daly's accent and her down-to-earth analysis of the...

What the Media Still Isn't Telling You About Russiagate - Ray McGovern

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,I wrote some days ago that the Russo-Ukraine war represents yet another...

Making Mischief in Ukraine - CounterPunch.org

Friday, May 6, 2022

"You cannot be serious!”—John McEnroeDear Friends + Interlocutors,I have come across a long-forgotten article I wrote for the left-leaning website COUNTERPUNCH....