American Excess Deaths from COVID

We did much better in 2020 and worse since 2021 than we thought.

Trump Cancels Visit To Denmark Because Danes Won’t Sell Greenland

Another day, another Trump temper tantrum.

Trump’s Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Are A Failure

It’s been just about fifteen months since President Trump imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Not surprisingly, those tariffs have not had the effect the President claimed they would.

American Troops Arrive In Iceland, Drink All The Beer

American troops in Iceland for a military exercise were apparently quite thirsty.

Trump Trashes NATO, Demands Increases In Defense Spending

The NATO Summit is going about as well as can be expected.

Donald Trump Continues To Undermine America’s Most Important Alliance

On the eve of the NATO Summit, President Trump continues to engage in tactics that seem to serve no purpose other than to undermine America’s most important and successful alliance.

Trump Continues To Drive A Wedge Between The United States And Its Allies

Donald Trump continues to do something that Russian and Soviet leaders likely only thought possible in their wildest dreams, drive a wedge between the United States and its NATO allies.

Trump Hints Summit With Kim Jong Un May Be Back On The Table

One day after canceling his summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, President Trump is suggesting it may be back on. Before it happens, though, there ought to be far more adequate preparation.

John Bolton Is Foolishly Calling For Preemptive War Against North Korea

John Bolton is leading a cry for preemptive war against North Korea.

Global Opinion About The United States Dropped Precipitously In Trump’s First Year

Thanks to Donald Trump, public opinion around the world about the United States is at its lowest level in ten years.

Montenegro To Become Member Of NATO For No Good Reason

The tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro is set to become the latest member of the NATO alliance despite the fact that there is seemingly no good reason for it.

A “Republic v. Democracy” Lexicon

Concepts, basic applications, and even a bibliography! Merry Festivus, everyone.

Leaked Documents Reveal International Web Of Hidden Assets, Secret Bank Accounts

A treasure trove of documents from a law firm in Panama could prove problematic for a large group of international leaders.

Nancy Reagan Dead At 94

Nancy Reagan was a crucial part what made Ronald Reagan the man he was, and today she passed away at the age of 94.

The Paris Attacks Have Made The Syrian Refugee Crisis Much More Complicated

The news that at least some of the men who were involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris were among the refugees who have arrived in Europe since the summer is likely to complicate an already complicated situation.

U.S. To Increase Number Of Syrian Refugees Accepted Into The Country

The U.S. is set to ramp up its contribution to dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis, but there’s a lot more we can do.

Did SCOTUS Just Legalize Gay Marriage in All 50 States?

Absent DOMA, the Full Faith and Credit Clause would seem to make gay marriage legal across the land.

Report: Edward Snowden Charged With Espionage And Other Charges

Not surprisingly, Edward Snowden has been formally charged in connection with the leak of classified NSA documents.

Chances Of Long Term Debt Deal Collapse Amid Mutual Recrimination

It’s still politics as usual in Washington.

Madison’s Defintion(s) of Republic

More on the whole “republic not a democracy” discussion.

The World Hates Fatties

Prejudice and negative attitudes towards obese individuals is becoming a global norm, not just an American phenomenon.

Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart Is A Bigot And CNN Is Run By Jews

Once again, CNN’s Rick Sanchez discovers that opening his mouth probably wasn’t a good idea.

Wikileaks v. The Pentagon

There’s a war of words developing between the Pentagon and the information-sharing website Wikileaks.

Jon Gnarr, Reykjavik Mayor, Joke Candidate

A comedian’s farcical run for mayor of Reykjavik ended in victory. It’s as if Stephen Colbert’s 2008 presidential bid had worked. Or Al Franken got elected to the Senate!

McChrystal Quotes Alcohol Fueled?

General McChrystal and company spilled their guts to Rolling Stone on a road trip during which they were imbibing steadily.

Maiden Names Redux