Sunday’s Forum

James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    6am on the left coast and I’m the first one in? As a vacationing Cracker would say, Wa!

    Good morning everyone! Now I’ll go drink my morning’s first chalice of caffeine, and watch sunrise over Mt. Hood.

  2. becca says:

    Mitt Romney said that there are pols in his party who didn’t vote for impeachment because they feared for the safety of their families. They knew trump was guilty, but they were afraid. I have said for years that the GOP have even absorbed by organized crime, somewhat facetiously, but only somewhat. They have certainly employed mafia style tactics, especially since trump.
    I’m pretty sure most media is being influenced by threats of violence, too. How could they not be?

  3. gVOR10 says:

    @becca: I suspect that AOC, Ilhan Omar, Swalwell, et al get more, and more credible, threats and seem to be able to get on with business.

  4. becca says:

    @gVOR10: That’s why I respect them. They’re not cowards and shills like so many pols, especially republican pols.

  5. CSK says:
  6. becca says:

    @CSK: I doubt many left wingers are going after democrats. Republicans are being threatened by people within their own party. That is the biggest takeaway.

  7. CSK says:


    Indeed. It’s clear AOC is being threatened by Trumpkins.

  8. gVOR10 says:

    @becca: I’ve observed before that this is perfect WAPO bothsides. Republicans and Democrats are just alike. Both are being threatened by Republican loons.

  9. CSK says:

    Not much action on this thread today, is there?

  10. DK says:

    @CSK: Healthy and reassuring. Well-adjusted people are neither online all the time nor focused on politics all the time.

  11. CSK says:

    Trump says that on Jan. 6 he “behaved so well.” What does he want–a lollipop and a gold star sticker?

    He won’t, however, answer questions about Jan. 6.

  12. CSK says:


    Like you and me???????? 😀

  13. Kathy says:


    I found cooking and aviation channels on YouTube. plus there’s the NFL. and Rosh Hashanah family gatherings to endure.

    And then I still have to do the rest of the week’s cooking.

  14. DK says:

    @CSK: Hehe! Look, I just checked OTB while at thd gym between sets, and now I’m my way to a pool party. You’re on your own for the rest of the day lol

  15. Mister Bluster says:

    Not much action…

    Well adjusted…

    Last night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri the #15 Southen Illinois Salukis were behind 0-15 at halftime to the #12 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. SIU was behind for the first 59 minutes of the game and managed to win the contest 26-25!
    For their effort SIU wins The War for the Wheel.

    Tomorrow Monday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day.
    Double Cheeeseburger at MickeyD’s 50¢!

    In 1959 the Vanguard IIIwas launched. The batteries lasted for 85 days.

  16. CSK says:


    And what makes you think I’m not out for an exciting evening myself?