I was watching yet another webinar from yet another think tank discussing European discontents with the U.S. There was predictable elation at Joe Biden’s arrival in the Oval Office, but dissatisfaction with almost everything American – infrastructure, health care, political system, and, of course, inadequate subservience to exalted European opinions.
Not surprisingly, with the Washington Establishment now back fully in charge of US foreign and military policy, the Trump Administration’s plan to end the US military engagement in Afghanistan on May 1st is being reconsidered. And right on cue, the Establishment’s cadre of armchair neocon Afghan "experts" came out with a report on February 3, … Continue reading "Why the Afghan War Is and Always Will Be a Lost Cause"
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Mar 2, 2021. This post was written in 2015 but, for some reason, I didn’t publish it at the time. Seems just as valid today as when it was written. Esper et al 2012, Orbital Forcing of Tree Ring Data pdf SI, is one of the few paleoclimate articles in past decade which really […]
"Contrary to McGinty and Patterson, a close look at the evidence reveals that deregulation and competition have, in fact, reduced electricity prices in Texas. Prices in competitive markets have fallen, while those of noncompetitive utilities have increased. Competition has brought both residential and commercial prices down below the national averages." ~ Thomas L. Hogan
==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Ernest Crosby: They know not love that love not peace ==== Ernest CrosbyThe Peace Congress Round a long green table satAmbassadors of peace,To ponder for the Christian worldHow war and strife might cease;And captains of the sea were thereAnd captains […]
American Institute for Economic Research, March 2, 2021 The Wreckers of New York and their Bitter Rivalry James Bovard What happens when two masters of political illusion seek to dominate the same turf? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have prospered by championing disastrous policies that once assured […]
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"Unfortunately, New Yorkers apparently retain faith in central planning of their lives despite the dismal failures at both the mayoral and gubernatorial level. The political profits of demagoguery will perennially trump the calculus of benevolence. The only 'savior' worth trusting is the revival of individual freedom and a vast decrease in regulatory restrictions and tax exactions." ~ James Bovard