Category: Foreign Policy

Feb 21 2018


Dear editor:

America is awash in an eschatological frenzy of flummery. So when news about Mueller’s investigation of our pouty POTUS’s son-in-law began focusing on shenanigans surrounding foreign financing of his building in New York City, my end-times spider sense began to tingle!

People, you cannot make this stuff up. The address of that building is 666 Fifth Avenue. For all you nimble numerologists and prognosticating prophets, does the number 666 sound familiar? Ever curious, I went to Lord Google … [more]

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Jan 28 2018

Response to the Muslim


Following is today’s flash of brilliance by one of our local islamophobic lunatics. Such is the brightness of his keen intellect (the noon-day sun pales in comparison), that were he to  focus his facile faculties on any problem large or small, surely that problem would wither and die.  Behold now, a mind like no other.  A man who needs no introduction, a man who has Jan Morgan’s back, the one, the only…

…come to think of it, idiots chasing … [more]

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Dec 24 2017

We’re developing a national cataract

Cardinal Tobin, Am I a Christian?

By Nicholas Kristof, Dec. 22, 2017


What is Christmas about, anyway? Can I be a Christian if I doubt the virgin birth? Can a woman become a cardinal? What would upset Jesus today? I put these blunt questions and more to Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, who was appointed by Pope Francis and is in his mold. Here’s our conversation, edited for space and clarity.

KRISTOF Merry Christmas! Let me [more]

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Nov 21 2017



Why must I live in this grim age
When, to a far horizon, God
Has ebbed away, and man, with rage
Now wields the sceptre and the rod?

Man raised his sword, once God had gone,
To slay his brother, and the roar
Of battlefields now casts upon
Our homes the shadow of the war.

The harps to which we sang are hung
On willow boughs, and their refrain
Drowned by the anguish of the young
Whose blood is … [more]

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Nov 20 2017

Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim

By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017


The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical settler colonial enterprise, complete with the narrative of a divine mandate and a non-existent or savage indigenous population, central to which was the myth … [more]

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Oct 18 2017

Half-baked, spurious nationalism

Remarks by Senator John McCain at 2017 Liberty Medal ceremony

October 16, 2017



Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the following remarks after being awarded the National Constitution Center’s annual Liberty Medal. Vice President Joe Biden, Chairman of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Liberty Medal to Senator McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the nation:


“Thank you, Joe, my old, dear friend, for those mostly … [more]

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Sep 23 2017

Never been more proud


Well, folks, this is what we’re dealing with…  Once again, with feeling (feeling nauseous), here is another visitation by something even scarier than a Stephen King clown, the one, the only (if only) Lloyd Hoffman.  This unabashed adoration of Donald Trump was in today’s Sentinel Record.  If Jesus still weeps, I know he has to be weeping now.

— Monsieur Jacques d’Nalgar, Samedi 23 septembre 2017, ère commune


Kudos for Trump’s speech


Dear editor:

After President Donald … [more]

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