Friday, March 29, 2019

Jemele Hill, Brexit, Police shooting, Puerto Rico Governor comments

Jemele Hill shows a sad delusion in her tweet about Jussie Smollett and the Chicago police department. The real issue in Chicago violence is not the police.

Good Brexit, bad Brexit, no Brexit at all? Understanding parliamentary maneuvering.

In South Carolina, video of a police shooting has illustrated a very tough job. Officers must make hard moral choices every day.

Puerto Rico’s governor would not be very clever to try and punch Trump. Doing so would earn him some pain, and some time in a federal penitentiary.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Huawei gets caught, white nationalist speech, Russian threats to New York, Serbian anger

Britain shows how China intends to use Huawei to spy on the world. Beijing’s is a gambit that is increasingly likely to fail.

White nationalists are stupid, but Facebook shouldn’t be banning them. The choice of political censorship should be pursued with great caution.

Russian state TV’s stupid call for bombers to fly off the New York coast. The Russians do not have air power overmatch against America.

Serbs should blame Slobodan Milosevic for their suffering in 1999. Not NATO. The military action used against Yugoslavia was the natural consequence of his stupidity.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Venezuela Trump, Europe innovation, Brexit BS, US elections

Venezuela is becoming Trump’s Syria. The absent connection of action to words means that Putin and Maduro are seizing the initiative.

Europe embraces the innovation kool-aid. The EU’s latest idiotic waltz into clamping down on internet information flows explains why US tech firms are leaders.

Matthew Ygelsias ain’t so hot on Brexit. The writer thinks democracy is a bad thing produced by bad newspaper people. Or something.

Europeans shouldn’t be allowed to vote in US elections. Obviously. To say otherwise is to embrace the highest (lowest) form of European intellectual arrogance.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

China tries to bribe France, ISIS, Smollett versus black lives, UEFA

China tries to bribe France to abandon US strategic interests. Fortunately, Macron is likely to reject China’s political quid pro quo.

Put ISIS fighters on trial in Iraq. The Iraqi government would welcome that opportunity, especially if other nations helped pay for the detention.

Jussie Smollett, Amanda Boozer-Brown, and a Chicago where black lives rarely matter. Smollett’s absurd escape from justice is outweighed by horrors others face.

Time for UEFA to draw a line in the sand. Time to take away 3 points from Montenegro in its UEFA 2020 campaign to get to the tournament finals.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Israeli intelligence, Russia Venezuela, Hamas Israel, Brexit chaos

How Israel targets Hamas in Gaza. The Israelis rely upon a range of highly capable intelligence units and efforts. These allow Israel to identify Hamas targets.

Sensing U.S. weakness, Russia doubles down on Maduro’s regime. The arrival of Russian military forces in Venezuela is a wake up call to Trump.

Expect escalating violence between Hamas and Israel. The Palestinian terrorist group needs to alter the status quo and delusionally believes violence is its answer.

Brexit goes off the cliff, again. The failure to get legislation through parliament means that a continued delay to Brexit is probably coming.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Good news for America, Apologies over Mueller, Twitter reactions

Why Robert Mueller's report is great news for America, in 161 words. The president did not conspire with a top U.S. adversary.

Democrats should apologize to Donald Trump, and Trump should apologize to Robert Mueller. Neither side showed respect for the fair application of known facts.

Mueller's report and the Twitter tale of two truths. The division is very telling.

Friday, March 22, 2019

North Korea, ISIS caliphate, Harvard China, Kim Seoul

Trump wastes his hard work with his foolish sanctions waiver. The president gave Kim Jong Un another reason to keep playing hardball.

Stop saying the ISIS caliphate is 100 percent defeated. It really isn’t. ISIS exists in minds and inspired actions, with a view to reemergence in territory.

Harvard president makes a fool out of himself and his institution in Beijing. The rationale behind sucking up to Xi and Chinese spies is hard to find.

How Trump should respond to Kim Jong Un’s suspension of diplomatic negotiations with Seoul. The president must escalate in reciprocity.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

New Zealand regulations, Golan Heights, Maduro arrest, Brexit security

New Zealand’s gun regulations would be unconstitutional in America. They would remove the ability to protect ones home. As in Washington v. Heller.

Trump recognizes the Golan high ground with Israel. The president’s decision reflects reality. Bashar Assad only has himself to blame.

Maduro’s latest outrage proves Trump’s Venezuela policy is failing. The arrest of Juan Guaido’s top aide is a step in the wrong direction.

Why Britain is protecting politicians with taxis. The UK government lacks the capability to provide greater security over Brexit related threats.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Networked warfare, Bush intelligence, Netanyahu stick, Misgendering idiocy, Democrats Russia

Yes, the U.S. Military is too dependent on networked warfare. It must retain redundant capability for basic combat operations.

Dylan Matthews is wrong: George W. Bush didn’t lie about Iraq. The president reflected intelligence assessments in pre-war statements.

Trump is offering Netanyahu a big carrot, he should also wield a big stick. Netanyahu must support Trump’s peace deal or face U.S. aid suspension.

Britain enters misgendering hell. The absurd reaction to a tweet shows that freedom of speech is losing out to authoritarian transgender activism.

5 top 2020 Democrats who are weaker on Russia than Trump. Is the president perfect on Russia? Not a chance. But these Democrats aren’t heroes.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hamas - Gaza, Jim Acosta, John McCain

Hamas is stuck between Gazans and its own ideology. The terrorist-political group faces escalating pressure due to its poor decisions.

Saagar Enjeti deserves better than Jim Acosta’s scorn. The Daily Caller reporter asked a good question of Jair Bolsonaro.

I am a fan of John McCain and always will be. President Trump is wrong to define McCain as a negative influence on American life.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Democratic tax plans, Christchurch First Amendment, John McCain, Brexit difficulties, Russiagate

Why do Democratic presidential aspirants keep trying to destroy the crown jewels of the US economy? Andrew Yang’s plan to tax tech giants is very silly.

The Christchurch massacre reminds us to treasure the First Amendment. Many nations are now lining up to try and censor social media companies

Why Trump hates John McCain so much. The president cannot rationalize why a Republican was able to rebuke him and remain popular.

How Britain’s parliamentary speaker just made Brexit more difficult. John Bercow has ruled that Theresa May cannot bring her deal back for a third vote.

Trump supporters don’t like opening their wallets to the Russiagate investigators. It seems the fury is most basic than pursuant to politics.

Friday, March 15, 2019

NATO freeloaders, Christchurch attack, El Pais and CIA, Vice transgender, Candace Owens

From NATO, new proof that Belgium and Germany are pathetic allies. They continue to underinvest in military spending, and to use military budgets for welfare.

Christchurch, and the warped pursuit of immortal glory. Like ISIS, the Christchurch attacker saw video as a means of making his attack eternal.

Why did El Pais blame the CIA for the attack on North Korea’s embassy in Spain? Did the Russians tell them it was a CIA operation?

Vice News fails in its interview with Natalie Wynn. The transgender activist threw out the language of speech censorship. Vice said she was an advocate for deradicalization.

Responding to the Christchurch attack, Candace Owens shows her biggest problem. The Turning Point USA executive is poorly versed in history and philosophy.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

China human rights, Brexit delay, After Life

China: US can’t criticize our human rights record because Boeing Max jets. Or something. Once again, China proves its insane approach to human rights.

There was no good choice but to delay Brexit. The alternative would have been economically devastating and contrary to British public opinion.

Ricky Gervais’ “After Life” is a masterpiece. Threading humor in a story of loss and life, Gervais gives much food for productive thought.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Putin money and pro-Maduro movement, Newsom and Trump, Trump Brexit, German ISIS fighters and Nazism

Putin money lurks in pro-Maduro march on the White House. A striking number of those organizing the event have links to the Kremlin.

In Newsom and Trump, two media responses to executive overreach. The hypocrisy is quite striking in how differently the press has judged each negative action.

Time for Trump to step up on Brexit: the president can do more to help Britain in this moment of need. Here’s what he should focus on.

The sick stupidity of comparing German ISIS fighters to Nazi-era German Jews. The differences are vast and important.