July 11, 2016

A BIT OF COMIC RELIEF… (…from this year’s political combats…) The American political process, especially during a presidential election year, is much given to extremes of political posturing and wild rhetoric denigrating any opponent’s character, integrity, and qualifications for that

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THERE’S NO DELIGHT IN TURKEY THESE DAYS… (…thanks to a misdirected American strategy for the region) The latest suicide bombing attack at Turkey’s Istanbul airport (apparently an ISIS inspired one with a Chechen twist) is yet another blow against one

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IT’S THE FOURTH OF JULY AGAIN…SO MERRY FIRECRACKERS TO US ALL… (…because we still can do so) It’s the Fourth of July again…so merry firecrackers to us all…because we still can do so. Well, kind of, because these days, depending

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BESET BY A GLOBAL FLOOD OF INSTABILITIES… (…they desperately seek refuge in our world’s few remaining arks of safety)                               This world seems to be heading into an era of mass upheavals and displacements of much of its populations. Beset

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