Facing the imminent expiration of its last stash of execution drugs, the state of Arkansas attempted to rush through multiple executions before they became what, too unsafe to kill someone with? Capital punishment has never been less popular with the public, which makes it a good time to ask: why is the United States one of the few industrialized nations to still kill people while claiming the moral high ground?
The current nuclear crisis with North Korea highlights the foolishness of U.S. foreign policy, which treats the basic infrastructure of diplomatic contact as a reward to be granted to those who kowtow to American interests. Our policy insures that we don’t talk to the people to whom we should be talking the most.
Democrats blame Russia for tipping the election in favor of Donald Trump. But it’s hard to see the logic of their argument, even if they eventually turn out to be correct.
The U.S. is the only country on the planet to have used nuclear weapons. Which somehow gives it the moral authority to dictate which countries can be trusted with nuclear weapons. This makes sense somehow.
The violent ejection of a passenger by United Airlines from a flight reminded me of an incident from 1997 in Central Asia. Little did I know that the ridiculous practice of overbooking would eventually come to the United States in even worse form than what I witnessed and mocked at the time.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer got in trouble for saying that Hitler, unlike Syrian president Assad, never used chemical weapons…on the battlefield. Which was true, even if he tonedeafly forgot to mention the use of Zyklon B and other poisons to gas Jews in death camps.
Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can’t the rest of us do the same thing?
After running a campaign as an extreme isolationist, Donald Trump’s cabinet of generals and billionaires and billionaire generals convinced him to respond to an alleged Syrian government chemical weapons attack with a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield. Liberals are largely against this act of militarism, this despite the fact that Obama got the U.S. involved in Syria in the first place.
Why are Democrats ginning up a bizarre conspiracy theory to nail Trump when there are obvious causes right in front of all our noses?
Democrats aren’t used to fighting so they’re understandably nervous about taking on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster. The good news for them is, it won’t work.