Where does an objective assessment start as one attempts to describe the May 10th CNN live, staged TV event with former president Trump? Across the mediaverse, online commentary after the show varied, but two themes emerged: ‘The event was a spectacle’ and ‘it was a debacle’ …
Official End to the AUMF?
Is an official end to Authorization for Use of Military Force in sight? It is over 20 years since the beginning of AUMF-enabled war in Afghanistan… which begat the Iraq war, which begat two decades of US war in MidEast / CentralAsia / North Africa and beyond. Today, Congress may begin a new direction
U.S. Congressional Hearing on the Jan. 6 Insurrection Focuses in on Ex-President Trump
Yesterday, former U.S. President Donald Trump faced ominous revelations of his actions during the Jan. 6th, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. With stark and shocking details provided during a Congressional hearing, former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson delivered testimony felt across the nation
Bigger Picture Beyond the Ukraine Conflict
Ukraine reveals an expanded Great Game, a 21st century geostrategy, a GreatGameX. GreatGameX encompasses a greater Eurasian continent. GreatGameX geopolitics confront post WWII U.S. hegemony and recall a 19th/20th century struggle for control of Central and South Asia
Democracy in the U.S. in Deep Danger
Think about the events of Jan. 6… We are in a battle for the soul of America. I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation. And I’ll allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy.
To look at some 200 nations of the world and ask how democracy’s doing these days is to witness what’s being called ‘backsliding’. Signs of loss in democratic norms are global and the world wide web — the Internet with its social media storms — is pushing breakdowns. Democracy’s ‘backsliding’ & its breakdowns are all-too-real