In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why Joe Biden's miseries stemming from a botched evacuation plan of Afghanistan are just beginning. There is one gigantic problem that Biden will be dogged by for days and weeks. And depending upon how it plays out, it might turn into a crisis that could doom a … Continue reading CGTN: Why Biden’s miseries are just beginning
Blast Joe Biden for a terrible evacuation plan in Afghanistan? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for inexcusably leaving Americans behind? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for a terror attack on his watch? Yes. But also accept two uncomfortable realities about the U.S. military presence in and evacuation from Afghanistan: The deal Biden's predecessor made with the Taliban … Continue reading And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?
You do not wish to wear a mask You do not wish to get a shot Freedom! Your cry. So why can't freedom be the cry for Those who are gay Those who wish to choose Those who detest war? Are they also allowed To live under freedom's banner? Or is that reserved For just … Continue reading A question about freedom
Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 In this CGTN editorial, I examine why recent history provides Americans with images of a frightened leader in a time of crisis. And Democrats ought to be worried as a result. If he had been as resolute earlier in the day, those aforementioned fears among Democrats might have been lessened. No … Continue reading CGTN: President Biden’s first major leadership test.
My latest editorial for CGTN suggests America will not accept any of the lessons or the truths from the mess it created in Afghanistan. The bitter truth that America's political elites will not accept is that the Afghan people view the American military as an occupying force. The people did not want U.S. troops on … Continue reading CGTN: Will America learn from Afghanistan? Doubtful.
Who defines this concept called freedom in the United States? This blog post is not designed to be some sort of exercise in time wasting. Rather, the question you saw in the paragraph above invites you to engage with me and anyone else who wishes to join in a serious conversation about who defines freedom. … Continue reading Freedom
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I cannot stay silent any longer Accepting this world of make believe Value determined By what can be bought or sold And by you, how quickly These are not rainbows We are chasing These are not values We are embracing Instead, a promise of fulfillment By a company
The red, white and blue The sweet land of liberty For what do we stand In this land of the free? Such selfishness here Don't vax me, hear me grieve Grey cargo planes over there Yet so many will never leave Such exceptionalism In God's chosen land Where one child then another cries With no … Continue reading America. This land of the free.