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I don’t think I have ever been in a house that doesn’t have a dining room. In my own house, built in 1922, it is the central and most elaborated space in the whole structure. In light of the source article, it is interesting that this is so, as my wife and I believe our house was a Sears and Roebuck catalog piece.
Finally we are seeing signs that political support for the war in Ukraine may diminish. Ron Paul thinks a Ukrainian missile strike inside Poland last week was a precipitating event. Two others are:
- The execution of 12 Russian POWs in Makiivka by Ukrainian soldiers.
- Allegations that disgraced crypto currency firm FTX engaged in money laundering in Ukraine that helped to fund political donations in the U.S.
Stories like these are bound to proliferate, eventually to erode the rhetoric of virtue signaling on Ukraine. Why should the U.S. support a lying dictatorship that murders innocents and enriches the Democratic Party?
The design that America’s founders gave the nation can only function with an honor code (“On my honor I will not lie, cheat or steal, nor condone anyone who does.”)
The prosecution of a former President, especially one running against Mr. Biden, had better be for serious offenses. The evidence should be so compelling that it persuades fair-minded Republicans, not merely MSNBC or CNN anchors. Mr. Garland signed up to make these difficult calls when he agreed to be AG, and he should have made them on Mr. Trump himself.
Yeah, well, this is what End of Empire looks like. Little men attempting big, dishonorable projects.
Lawyer and pundit Robert Barnes has a theory about Donald Trump.Continue reading “Former President Donald Trump makes a ‘special announcement’”
It is hard to say whether direct negotiations between the U.S. and Russia to end the war in Ukraine are a good thing. In principle they should be; one imagines, at least, that negotiations can’t hurt and might do some good.Continue reading “U.S.-Russian Intelligence Chiefs Discuss Ukraine”
The writer responds to a just-released GAO report on U.S. military readiness. He says he doesn’t want to be a “Debbie Downer,” but he’s a Debbie Downer.
A lot of western propaganda claims that Russia, in particular, has a weak military. I am unable to find any substantive reports to support that proposition, but it is perhaps more enlightening to contemplate Russia’s alleged military weakness in terms of our own.
As for China, who knows?
The writer points out that military logic is not the same as game show logic.
Bloggers, Telegrammers and commenters do not get to vote for who is the winner in Ukraine. That will be decided by who can put the most combat effective troops on the field, who can feed and supply those troops with the weapons and ammunition they need to fight, and who can destroy the opposing army, economy and political system.
Russia’s retreat from Kherson should be comprehended in terms of military logic. It is a mistake to assume that a loss of territory is the same as a strategic loss on the battlefield.
I wrote yesterday that I suspect election fraud was widespread in the midterms, but that — lacking evidence for it — I hoped we’d see some analysis that explores the question. The writer offers an early step in that analysis:
Continue reading “Another Stolen Election”
The CNN exit polls show substantial erosion of the Democrat voting base since the 2018 election. How can such substantial erosion be consistent with the lack of any significant Republican gain on Tuesday?