Category Archives: Military

No Statue of Limitation in Identity Politics


identity politics
Tear ’em all down.

Mark Lilla is a liberal history professor at Columbia. He blames identity politics for Democrats’ failure to win elections. The professor thinks the left focuses too much on what keeps us apart rather than on what brings us together. He says his conservative students make arguments based on ideas and principles. But his liberal students make their arguments based on identity.

Here’s a link to his latest book The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.  And here are a couple of reviews from The Guardian.

 

 

 

Trump Speaks Kim Jong Un’s Language

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Give President Trump credit. He speaks Kim Jong Un’s language. Trump promises Kim Fire and Fury. Kim says Trump is “a lump he can beat to a jelly.”

Axis of Evil ICBM Launch

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North Korea launched an ICBM that flew 2,400 miles high. Experts say that with a flatter trajectory the Hwasong-14 missile could reach the continental United States. However, it may not survive  re-entry. If that makes you feel better.

Another ICBM Launch

Meanwhile, Iran launched a satellite carrying a rocket into space. The Pentagon thinks Iran could use the same technology to launch and ICBM carrying a nuke. So, in retaliation, the U.S. launched more sanctions on Iran.

That’s two out of three for the old Axis of Evil.

Carrier Pigeon 2.0

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In the old days battlefield communications occurred via carrier pigeon. In a postmodern update, Trump tweeted transgenders out of the military.

Carrier Pigeon 2.0

Defense secretary Mattis was “appalled” that the president tweeted his way around his own command structure.

McCain called it, “yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter.”

The military is awaiting “further guidance” before enforcing the policy.

Got Nukes

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Could be Kim Jong Un learned a lesson from Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi gave up his nuclear program when he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein. Bad move on his part.

Got Nukes

Here’s a CNBC piece titled How the miserable death of Moammar Gadhafi factors into Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.