On the second day of the new year Donald Trump launched a new conflict in the Middle East, this time with the region’s largest military, Iran. Contrary to his frequent promises to withdraw the United States from the Middle East, Trump’s assault is likely to
IMPOTUS has just made a statement attempting to justify the killing of Qasem Soleimani, and like other presidential fantasies about moving Seoul or invading Venezuela, Trump made his decision without the gang of eight, likely because what will be Iranian asymmetric warfare responses might make Americans
Using a description from Wikipedia, admittedly a dubious source, after the roll of a pair of dice and the chance presentation of a single pip on each die, placed together they resemble a snake’s eyes. This sort of roll also draws a comparison with the
Archives photo: Anti-war rally in Washington, D.C., 2003, CC BY-SA 3.0 For Peace, Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director for Alan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, Donna, and Bryan—Your PDA National Team Tell Congress to Stop Trump Before He Launches Another Destructive War
I’ve seen a few headlines and analyses this morning asserting that Trump has “gambled” in his decision to assassinate Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. This is almost certainly incorrect, for this reason: “Gambling,” while inherently reckless, still involves some sort of understanding of the rules of the
American Jews and Blacks have a long complicated history. Jews have always been at the forefront of the civil rights movement, risking and sometimes losing their lives to help Blacks get the right to vote and other rights. On the other hand, there is a
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As irrational as ever, Trump chose to assassinate another high-value target without thinking about strategic consequences. It could get worse. Trump chose to claim that the US was withdrawing militarily from the Middle East while sending more troops. Much like his other military decision-making Trump
Did the gang of eight sign off on the assassination of Qassim Soleimani? Every GOP senator must now examine how much their acquittal vote brings the US closer to WW III as the impeachment trial looms. Trump has now fully justified the necessity of impeachment and
The Soleimani assassination may be legally justifiable, but that is not the same as smart or prudent. It makes little strategic sense given the many US vulnerabilities in the region and the need to contend w Russia, North Korea, & China. my latest for @FT
The dog is wagging. This is not a proportional response, killing Qassem Soleimani. All sorts of questions yet to be answered, such as why was Soleimani in Iraq, but it apparently is now a provocation, with the possibility of reigniting the Iraq-Iran war, among other conflicts.
As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Substantially increased DACA renewal
This was @KremlinAnnex at the White House on NYE. They’re out there three times a week. And I hear they’d love it if you joined them. pic.twitter.com/mHwtEKuNbk — Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 2, 2020 Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five
This is a quick update on the climate crisis that has been hammering Australia over the past few months. First — Piss off ScoMo That was delicious, wasn’t it? Good news for those stranded at the beach in Mallacoota below the fold.
This is a quick update on the climate crisis that has been hammering Australia over the past few months. First — Piss off ScoMo That was delicious wasn’t it? Good news for those stranded at the beach of Malacoota below the fold.
After three years of bootlicking fealty to Donald Trump, there are very few people who would dispute that Fox News is serving as the Ministry of Propaganda for the Trump regime. There has never been a “news” organization more tightly aligned with a political leader