Argentina Applies for NATO Partnership

The Western sphere widens.

Privacy and Public Figures

No, I don’t feel terrible now.

Trump’s Financial Troubles

What happens if a corrupt man who owes hundreds of millions is President?

Biden and Trump Are Apparently Old

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

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US-UK Strike Houthi Targets

The inevitable response to attacks on international shipping.

US Alone In Support For Israel War Effort

World opinion and American opinion diverge significantly.

American Doctor Told He’s No Longer a Citizen

A bureaucratic nightmare.

What Next in Gaza?

The cease-fire will end. What follows is not at all clear.

Europe Becoming Poorer?

The Eurozone is falling further behind the United States.

Henry Kissinger at 100

A rare man and a rare milestone.

Zelensky Privately Wants to Attack Russia Targets

Leaked intelligence intercepts take us inside the Ukrainian war room.

Why the Catholic Church Sides with Putin and Orban

The Pope is siding with evil.

Scalia Law School is Conservative!

The New York Times looks into ties between a DC area law school and the Supreme Court.

Russia’s Economy is Collapsing But Not Fast Enough

Sanctions and a costly war are taking their toll.

The Experts Were Wrong on COVID

Hubris has set back the cause of science.

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NATO Sending Mixed Signals to Ukraine and Russia

Alliance leaders have significantly different priorities regarding the conflict.

Risk, Reward, and Statecraft

President Biden’s dangerous gambit seems to have succeeded.

Jeff Beck, 1944-2023

A legendary guitarist is gone at 78.

Brits Deporting Migrants to Rwanda

A legal but unsavory solution to a problem.

US Intelligence Fomenting Overseas Protests?

A 34-year CIA officer’s thoughts.

Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935-2022

A member of the inaugural Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class and the most recent Country Music Hall of Fame class is gone at 87.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

The threat is not idle and the options for responding are not good.

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

It’s Good to Be King

Apparently, Charles III is quite well off.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

Prince Charles Charity Accepted £1m from Bin Laden Family

Some light fundraising whilst waiting for mum to die.

General Breedlove’s Integrity

Are retired officers on defense boards presumed liars?

Russian Flagship Sunk by Ukraine

Another morale booster for the good guys.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

West Shamed Into Action

Actions deemed unthinkable days earlier are suddenly mandatory.

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

Meat Loaf, 1947-2022

The singer and actor, born Marvin Lee Aday, is gone at 74.

Violence Inequality

The safety gap between affluent, white and poor, minority communities has grown over the last three decades.

Sidney Poitier, 1927-2022

A pioneering Black actor is gone at 94.

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

China’s Olympic Machine

A massive investment falls just short. This time.

Dusty Hill, 1949-2021

ZZ Top’s longtime bass player is gone.

Democratic Erosion in Brazil

Part of a disturbing trend.

G-7 Approves Corporate Tax Floor

A major first step to solving a longstanding global issue.

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Britain Nears Herd Immunity

More than 73 percent of Britons will be vaccinated or previously-infected by Monday.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 1954-2021

An all-time boxing legend is gone.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

Sean Connery, 1930-2020

The iconic actor best known as the original movie James Bond is dead at 90.

The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free

It’s much easier to fund bad information than good.

If Minneapolis Were Happening Elsewhere…

A solid piece of satire.

More on the Lack of a Rally Effect for Trump

Some global comparisons.