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We Need a Universal Veteran Symbol for America’s Recent Conflicts

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
When World War II came to a close in 1945, about 13 million service members began the transition into civilian life. Some had been in uniform for the whole four years; some, for just a few months. Some had served overseas; some had served at home. Many had been…

Robots or sweatshops?

Originally posted on Lagrangian Republican Association:
In The Guardian a good opinion piece: Worry less about robots and more about sweatshops Not automation per se is a threat to workers, but exploitation of workers is the important issue at stake. One side note: the author laments the decreased membership of trade unions. However, in the…

The Pinnacle of Manliness

Originally posted on Russia Without BS:
I originally was going to write this as a sort of palate cleanser before returning to the usual topic of Russia’s wacky adventures in fantasy land, but to be honest I’m thinking I’d rather be writing stuff like this than covering Russia and Ukraine. I’ll address why in a…

Trump’s True Believers: Why Removing Trump Will be Harder than it Seems

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, For those rejoicing in the continued revelations of President Trump’s malfeasance and incompetence hoping that this will soon trigger his removal either by impeachment or the use of the 25th Amendment be assured that unless something…

A Man’s Got to Know His Limitations: Reflections on the Ignorance and Incompetence of the President and his Enablers

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Our President is a businessman, a man who claims all sorts of achievements but never owns up to his repeated failures, whether they be business, moral, personal, or now his often demonstrated gross incompetence as President.…

How Experience in WWI brought the U.S. Army to Victory in WWII

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
We’re in the early months of the centennial of U.S. participation in World War I, the so-called, “War to end all wars.” With the vantage of 20/20 hindsight, we now know that rather than “making the world safe for democracy,” as Woodrow Wilson hoped, World War I instead…

Diminishing Returns

Originally posted on Russia Without BS:
I was on vacation recently and thus unable to report on the biggest non-Trump news of the past week, that being Macron’s victory over Le Pen in the French elections. Partisans of “the liberal order,” or as I like to call it “the liberal order that feels denying outright…