Monthly Archives: October 2016

At The Daily Beast: political grifter @michaeldweiss, and his minions, report on imagined Russian skulduggery via Reuters. Political Reporter comments

U.S. officials have warned that Russia may try to undermine the upcoming U.S. presidential election by spreading faked evidence of voter fraud, Reuters reported Thursday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, several intelligence officials said hackers may post photographs online purporting … Continue reading

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Putin The Terrible, at The Economist, a comment by Old Socialist

The opening gambit of this editorial travesty, begins with the depiction of Putin as looming black monster, with red eyes in the shape of fighter jets, on the cover of the utterly staid ‘newspaper’ The Economist. One can only wonder … Continue reading

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Robert Zoellick as the natural inheritor of Sykes-Picot. Political Observer comments

Headline: After Obama: The future of US foreign policy Sub-headline: Robert Zoellick on the key strategic decisions facing the next president Mr. Zoellick is described by The Financial Times as ‘The author served as US trade representative and US deputy … Continue reading

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Gideon Rachman burnishes his credentials as a New Cold Warrior. Almost Marx comments

Mr. Gideon Rachman column of October 17, 2016 Headline : A distracted America in a dangerous world Sub-headline: The next three months will be a perilous time from Mosul to the South China Sea The three paragraphs that open Mr. … Continue reading

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Joe Biden, James Stavridis, Ivo Daalder, James Clapper: In praise of The New Cold War. Political Observer comments

Nothing so steadfast as American Hypocrisy, yes capitalized, and getting New Democrat Vice President Joe Biden to deliver the threat of an act of aggression against Russia, featuring Putin The Terrible, is awash in comic book melodrama, rivaling that of … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on ‘a lost world of emotional self-reliance’ Political Cynic comments

Call this essay an episode of Mr. Ganesh’s Collection of Shopworn Cliches: look back in anger, stiff upper lip, emotional self-reliance, softies, toughening up, sensitivity training, Newisms (where neologism ought to be), lost world , a quiet soul, sentimental, machismo, normal,  generation, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan & The Nobel Prize, American Writer comments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Times_They_Are_a-Changin%27_(album) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bringing_It_All_Back_Home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_61_Revisited https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_on_Blonde https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley_Harding_(album) I owned four of the five Dylan Albums I’ve posted links to. I wasn’t impressed by John Wesley Harding, so I didn’t purchase it. The direction he was moving in was of no real interest … Continue reading

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