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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