Additional details on trump’s mental decline

Trump’s Incoherent Speech In S. Korea Shows How Unwell He Really Is

This isn’t even funny anymore. This is terrifying.

by Andrea Thompson – 1 min ago Donald Trump has just recently departed Japan where he was attending the G20 Summit and made his way to South […]

The Status Quo Bias

A Contrarian’s message for commentators ****************************************** Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that some of my comments have disappeared from posts on FB and other social media sites. Many of the original article supporters have posted comments that are at odds with my orientation, but I do not erase them when they conflict with […]

Hard landing ahead

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire – via TomDispatch.

by Alfred McCoy – July 2010

A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 […]

The Decline of Empires

There have been a number or imperial powers in World history, all of which came together with great zeal, effort, and force, and all which collapsed or dissipated into irrelevancy over time. See if you can detect any common elements in the decline.


Several Features in the Decline of the Roman Empire a) declines […]

America’s Military circa 2010 updated to 2019

The American Military by Andrew Bacevich – May 2019


My very first piece for TomDispatch, reposted below, appeared more than a decade ago. Perhaps I’m not the best person to judge, but I believe that my critical assessment of American military policy and of the U.S. military system has stood the test of […]

Commentary by Non Sequitur

In response to the Jackie O to Melania trope

This is a photo of one of them…see if you can tell which one

…and don’t complain to me about posting this photo online – she posed for it publically


Our political system picks the wrong kind of leaders

Outer Turmoil

Our toxic political system produces toxic leaders. We should design a system that rewards kindness and honesty.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 12th June 2019


Who in their right mind would want the job? It is almost certain to end, as Theresa May found, in failure and public execration. To […]

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