Sanders’ 2020 Campaign Begins With Another Dodge on Venezuela
2020 Election / Bernie Sanders / Foreign Policy

Sanders’ 2020 Campaign Begins With Another Dodge on Venezuela

As Senator Bernie Sanders began his media tour during the first week of his 2020 Presidential campaign, questions about his position on Venezuela began to dog him as the political crisis in the Latin American nation deepened. In an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on February 19th, Sanders refused to join other Democrats in condemning Venezuelan … Continue reading

Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency
donald trump / Foreign Policy / Immigration / National Security / Trump Administration

Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency

A roster of former national security officials that include Secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security, a CIA Director and Director of National Intelligence and National Security Advisors under both Democratic and Republican administrations have issued a joint declaration denouncing President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall.  The group stressed that “[w]e are … Continue reading

Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote
2018 Election / Climate Change / donald trump / Foreign Policy / Gun control / Health Care Reform / Immigration / Lies / Racism / Trade / Trump Administration

Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote

Reason to Vote: A recent UN report concluded that we only have approximately 12 years to make massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels. #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/hQwtu8M71n — Bennet Kelley (@bennetkelley) November 2, 2018 Reasons to Vote: It's time for more than #thoughtsandprayers. #gunsense #guncontrol #2018 pic.twitter.com/FEoXkZDWH2 — … Continue reading

Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”
donald trump / Foreign Policy / Trump Administration

Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”

New York Times’ White House correspondent Mark Landler has written a very important assessment of President Trump’s first year in foreign policy entitled: Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy. Here are six key takeaways from this assessment of an uninformed amateur blundering his way through the world. Trump … Continue reading

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency
Climate Change / Cuba / Muslim Travel Ban / Trade / Trump Administration

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency

From Code 45 Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency It is hard to find comparison’s in American history for the first 147-days of the Trump Presidency.  It is, however, decidedly Wilsonian.  Woodrow Wilson, the former Princeton University President and great internationalist, you ask?  No – George Wilson, the grumpy neighbor from Dennis the Menace. Trump’s signature policies to … Continue reading

CLBR #246: Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer
Cyber Law and Business Report / Foreign Policy

CLBR #246: Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
 Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer Last week, in his inaugural address, Donald Trump highlighted conflicting themes in discussing U.S. foreign policy. He expressed frustration with U.S. global commitments – We defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own.  And spent trillions and trillions…

The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi
Foreign Policy / Israel / Republican Party / Uncategorized

The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi

The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi January 24, 2015 With the front page of the paper being occupied by so-called Deflate-gate, Congress was quick to reclaim its rightful place with its own mini-tempest over House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Meeting of Congress without prior notice … Continue reading

Chilean Court Finds US Government Complicit in Death of American Journalist
Foreign Policy / Human Rights

Chilean Court Finds US Government Complicit in Death of American Journalist

On September 17, 1973, Charles Horman, an American journalist and filmmaker, was seized by Chilean soldiers and taken to National Stadium in Santiago where he was tortured and shot to death. Horman had been in the resort town of Vina del Mar just before the September 11, 1973 coup that overthrew that replaced President Salvador … Continue reading

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS
Bush Tax Cuts / Cuba / Foreign Policy / Global Warming / Green Tech / Tax Cut Dogma

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS April 1, 2012  After Pope Benedict reiterated the Vatican’s long-standing condemnation of the United States’ fifty year-old embargo of Cuba, I noticed some chatter in social media that maybe the remarks could lead to a change in U.S. policy.  After double-checking to make sure that pigs were not … Continue reading