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Putin’s COVID War: Facing His Mortality

Why now? Why invade the Ukraine now? The previous post (Putin’s Last Rodeo: It’s Now or Never) explored his rationale for the invasion, such as there is one. The issue here is why did Putin choose this particular moment to act on that rationale no matter how farfetched and delusional it may appear to be? […]

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Putin’s Last Rodeo: It’s Now or Never

Vladimir Putin is 68 years old. He is closer to the end of his reign in Russia than to his beginning. He has ruled Russia this entire century. He has ruled Russia this entire millennium. What does he have to show for his rule in history? One area of agreement in the effort to predict […]

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January 6, 2025: Suppose Biden Loses?

Civil war talk is in the air. It is in books. It is in articles. It is on talk shows. Whole cable show series may be dedicated to the prospect of the new American Civil War. In fact, the question seems to have moved from being a debating point to being a fait accompli. On […]

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Kevin McCarthy and the Anti-VAXXer Who Gets COVID

People who make non-medical decisions to not be vaccinated do so for many reasons. Some reasons may be legitimate from a fear of needles to a fear that the vaccine was rushed. Some may even be theological-based. There is also a longstanding American tradition of people who do not like being told what to do […]

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Make Room at Gitmo: The Trumpicans Are Coming

Trumpicans are right – there was a conspiracy to steal the 2020 Presidential election. Trumpicans are right – it is time to name names, kick ass, and lock up the people responsible for the attempt to steal the election. And finally, Trumpicans are right that the conspiracy to steal the election, override the votes of […]

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Suppose He Had Led His People to the Capitol on January 6…

The story of the attempt to steal the election and overthrow the Constitution continues to surprise. While the focus has been on the intention of state legislators to send alternate Elector slates overriding the will of the people, it turns out that alternate slates were surreptitiously sent in 2020 perhaps at the initiative of a […]

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Sean Hannity Can Save America: He Won’t Even Try

The House Select Committee investigating the assault on America and the attempt to overthrow the Constitution provides moments of truth for the people called to testify. It offers these individuals an opportunity to rise to the occasion, to be a profile in courage and to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the […]

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The Three Faces of The New York Times: Woke, Patriotic, and Scared

The countdown to calamity continues now at three years to January 6, 2025. At that point we will see if the Hitman will be successful in ending the United States as we know it …  and whether it will be done peacefully or violently. The military knows the stakes involved and are aware of the […]

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Would the Dukes of Hazzard Be Vaccinated?

The Dukes of Hazzard was a very popular TV series that ran from 1979 to 1985. It was a cleaned-up version of an outlaw family in Georgia. By “outlaw” one should think of moonshine, racing fast cars (later NASCAR), and a general disdain for the law. It featured, besides the prerequisite babe in short shorts, […]

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