Archive for August, 2018

This is Labor Day WeekEnd here in the United States.    The idea of socialism, capitalism and all the challenges is as old as America itself.    Corey Robin always has a way of putting things that’s simple, yet to the point.   While being “out & about” I wanted to share this as he released it to his blog as our World continues its’ challenges all around the World:

It begins as follows as I wish all the most joyous of weeks , for all in the United States a restful Labor Day Week-End and a great September ahead.

“…The New York Times asked me to write something on socialism and its current appeal. I did, and it’s running as this weekend’s cover story in The Sunday Review. Here are some brief excerpts: The socialist argument against capitalism isn’t that it makes us poor. It’s that it makes us unfree. When my well-being depends…

via Freedom and Socialism — Corey Robin

I’m on the prowl It has been quite a twenty four hours in our World as President Trump revoked the security clearance of the Former Director of the CIA, John Brennan.  The letter was dated July 26!!

What Professor Turley noted in his latest write up captures some of the key challenges out there–and yes I am with him that Executive Privilege will ultimately prevail–but the challenge is that this is not Iran and America will be ill-served by Yes-Men —Stephen Colbert also captured it brilliantly as well especially as there was clearly an attempt to change the conversation after a few days of bad press thanks to Omarosa.

Here are his thoughts on it:

“…In a controversial  move, President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan and ordered the review of other officials who all share one obvious distinguishing characteristic: they are all fierce critics of Trump. The move has been widely condemned as Nixonian and amounting to a black or enemies […]

via Trump Revokes Clearance Of John Brennan and Orders Review Of Other Former Officials — JONATHAN TURLEY


As I work away, I picked this up courtesy of the team at Muftah as I congratulate them on the work they’re doing and having introduced “Membership”.    This is from Iran about a new Museum dedicated to the Iran-Iraq War–I respectfully disgree with the author’s contention about it being a “footnote” as half a million Dead is never a footnote–here is the beginning for it

“….Iran has learned vital lessons from the brutal Iran-Iraq War. But has the US, which backed Iraq then and is now determined to promote regime change in Iran?….”

Source: Iran’s Own Never Forget, Never Again Mantra