Conservative commentator on WAPO: Robert Kagan 09/23/2021

“Our Constitutional Crises is Already Here”

An opinion piece in the Washington Post – by Robert Kagan – Sep 23rd 2021


“The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a […]

We need to clean up the rules of engagement on drone strikes

September 19, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Sep 20

Last Friday, Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie of U.S. Central Command admitted that the August 29 drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, that the U.S. had claimed hit ISIS-K fighters had instead killed 10 civilians, including seven children. This “tragic mistake,” as he called it, at the very […]

A compendium of the past twenty years

September 11, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Sep 12

On the twentieth anniversary of the day terrorists from the al-Qaeda network used four civilian airplanes as weapons against the United States, the weather was eerily similar to the bright, clear blue sky of what has come to be known as 9/11. George W. Bush, who […]

Infrastructure rules

Ground Rules

Posted: 06 Sep 2021 04:23 AM PDT

We cannot build our way out of the environmental crisis.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1st September 2021

Dig for victory: this, repurposed from the Second World War, could be the slogan of our times. All over the world, governments are using the pandemic […]