The wisdom of Caitlin

23 Jan

Hard as I try to vary my sources for masthead quotes – from Vladimir Putin to Leonard Cohen, Lenin to Steve Coogan – blogger Caitlin Johnstone remains overrepresented. She is so damn quotable on top topics of the day. Here … Read More »

Mike Pompeo

19 Jan

I’ve referred a good few times to this former Sunday School teacher and CIA Director. See for instance my post on America’s Christian Right, where I deem his likely challenge in 2024 and 2028 a far greater threat than any … Read More »

Turkish delight at Capitol riots

9 Jan

See also yesterday’s post, Stop trivialising the term, coup! Below are my shamelessly cherry-picked highlights from a predictably flawed but highly entertaining piece today in the liberal centrist Middle East outlet, Al-Monitor. Turkey awash with schadenfreude over Capitol takeover A large … Read More »

Stop trivializing the term, coup!

8 Jan

Caitlin Johnstone opens her post today: Stop trivializing the term “coup”. It’s a real thing the US government really inflicts on other countries in a way that actually does topple governments and cause immense destruction. You cannot take over the … Read More »

The Tragedy of Corbynism

6 Jan

I began political blogging ten years ago, with increased intensity in the past five or six. On a few issues – Russia, the 2016 US Election, Brexit, Syria, Venezuela – my positions, and reactions to them, have threatened or actually … Read More »

Cook on the Assange decision

4 Jan

Jonathan Cook, today in CounterPunch: Assange Wins. The Cost: The Crushing of Press Freedom The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail … Read More »