Tag Archives: Syria

How many Syrian refugees do you think we could we have relocated to the United States for the cost of those 59 pointless Tomahawk missiles, which retail for about $1.6 million each?

Last night, after returning home from a quick trip to see my 92 year old grandmother in Kentucky, my plan was to stay up late and hammer out an angry post about the ineffective sham of an attack the Trump administration launched against the regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad this weekend. Unfortunately, though, when we […]

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The world is burning, and I can’t stop watching James Brown videos

Maybe it’s some kind of self-preservation thing, but every time I’ve tried to read the news this evening, I’ve found myself magically transported to the world of James Brown. I’m not even sure how it happens. One minute, I’m reading about how the White House is blaming the Obama administration for today’s deadly gas attack […]

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Trump ban on Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with appeasing his racist base

As we discussed last night, Trump’s clearly illegal ban on those entering the United States from majority-Muslim nations was interesting in that not all majority-Muslim nations were included. While Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen made the list, several others, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, did not… which is odd, given that’s where […]

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Will the assassination of Andrew Karlov in Ankara bring about World War III?

Earlier today, just as our Electors were casting their votes for Donald Trump, paving the way for the controversial reality television personality to become the 45th President of the United States, Andrew Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was shot dead in Ankara by a young policeman who can be heard on video shouting “We […]

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Because you asked for it, here’s my ill-informed, not-terribly-thoughtful, completely unsatisfying post on Syria

I have absolutely nothing of value to add to the debate on whether or not we get involved in the Syrian civil war. I know that. And I’m inclined to just keep my mouth shut. But, as people keep writing to me, demanding that I take a stand, as though what’s said on a tiny […]

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