For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace

Summary:  To understand the dynamics and stakes of the Iran deal we should look at our past, rather than conservatives' confident warnings about the future. The peace we've enjoyed for decades results in part from 50+ years of arms control treaties -- all strenuously fought by the Right. We can learn much from their false … Continue reading For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace

The CEO of Boeing enjoys the sight of his workers cowering. It’s our humiliation as well as theirs.

Summary: We can only guess at our leaders' plans for the New America they're building on the ruins of the old. But on rare occasions they speak frankly about how they see us. We should listen. They're not kidding. . Michael Kinsey's definition of a gaffe "is when a politician tells the truth -- some … Continue reading The CEO of Boeing enjoys the sight of his workers cowering. It’s our humiliation as well as theirs.

Under the cloak of liberalism America slides to Fascism

Summary: Today's post shows that another American has become aware that our two major parties have broadly similar policies, differing mostly in the speed with which they'll take us to oligarchy and empire. That's not to say that the choice is unimportant. Speed is deadly for us, allowing less time to resist. This is the … Continue reading Under the cloak of liberalism America slides to Fascism

Why does the US government seek a hotter conflict with China?

Summary:   The long-simmering trade conflicts with China have taken a turn for the worse. Romney's foreign policy team contains some extreme hawks eager for some form of war with China.  DoD, desperate for threats to justify its existence, has fired a propaganda barrage at us about the cyber-threat with China. And some national security agencies, … Continue reading Why does the US government seek a hotter conflict with China?

Update to my prediction that Romney will win, with an interesting new forecasting model

Summary:  In February I predicted the outcome of the election:  President Romney will prove an effective President, reshaping America for his key supporters, 17 April 2012. Here's an update. The polls show a tight race (see Nate Silver's blog at the New York Times). With so few undecided voters, which party gets the greatest turnout … Continue reading Update to my prediction that Romney will win, with an interesting new forecasting model