Category Archives: Ukraine

Get in There and Win One For Mom and Apple Pie: Non-Combatant Molly McKew Pounds the War Drum

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the … Continue reading

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Seeing More of the Big Picture in Ukraine

They whisper still, the injured stones, the blunted mountains weep As he died to make men holy, let us die to make things cheap And say the Mea Culpa, which you’ve gradually forgot Year by year Month by month Day … Continue reading

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The Madness of Anders Aslund; Economic Advice for Ideologues With Too Much Money

Unwrap yourself for a starving man Come drown your thoughts if they bite you Turn off the world if it makes you hurt I’m just a clown but I like you… Max Webster, from “Let Go the Line” What follows … Continue reading

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European Gas Demand is Decreasing – A Dutch Fairy Tale

Gonna use my arms Gonna use my legs Gonna use my style Gonna use my sidestep Gonna use my fingers Gonna use my, my, my Imagination… The Pretenders, from, “Brass in Pocket” The remarkable thing about Brussels and Washington’s stubborn … Continue reading

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Last Train From Desperateville

NATO’s sandlot team, the Atlantic Council, is off to the kind of grim start for 2016 that suggests it has given up hope, and reconciled itself to blowing the grant money on recreational drugs. Aaron Korewa’s non-stop nonsense piece for … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Unseemliness of Partnership

Well, sometimes the faster it gets The less you need to know… The Tragically Hip, from “Blow at High Dough” Jim Hoagland, at The Washington Post, is upset. Not furious, or anything – it would never do to get angry … Continue reading

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Sundown in the Somalia of Europe

Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor … Continue reading

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The Weaponization of Ignorance: the West’s Go-To Experts

Brute Force and Ignorance, Just hit town, Looking like survivors, From the Lost and Found. Brute Force and Ignorance, Have come to play, A one-night stand at eight o’clock, Then they’ll be on their way. From, “Brute Force and Ignorance“, … Continue reading

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Some Day, We’ll Look Back at This, and Laugh.

And there’s no time like the present. It was nice of Al Gore to invent the Internet, because it offers unparalleled comedic opportunities to recapture moments in time when puffed-up and self-important toads made confident predictions which later made them … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away.

Out of the blue and into the black You pay for this, but they give you that And once you’re gone, you can’t come back… Neil Young, from “Into The Black” The final stage of a star, going into stellar … Continue reading

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