Future campaigns will be about women's rights, not saving or overturning a court ruling

If Roe v. Wade Goes away, So Will Easy Re-Elections for Right-Wing Republicans and Neo-Liberal Democrats

  It’s looking like Trump’s three nominees on the US Supreme Court, joining three other Republican appointees to give that court its largest reactionary majority in memory  is about to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that gave women the right to an abortion. Such a decision in the current case before the High …

A warlike nation, the US and the US public have an appalling disinterest in peace:

Let’s Just be Honest and Call November 11 Forgetting Day

Back on November 11, 1918, with the end of World War I, once the most bloody war in history, and with a two-year deadly flu pandemic raging, caused in large part by the war and the rapid spread of the disease by infected troops returning to their homes,  nobody was in the mood to celebrate …

F35A approved to carry two nukes, making it a first-strike weapon:

US about to Make Nuclear War Much More Likely

The US is about to move towards a far more likely first use of nuclear weapons, with word that the Air Force has “completed flight testing” of the cost-and-performance-plagued F35A Lightning fighter, all units of which are being “upgraded” to carry thermonuclear weapons. What this means, as explained in a new article in Popular Mechanics, …

They don’t just get more, they bribe politician to let them keep it:

The Rich are Different — Richer than Us and Far Greedier

  F, Scott Fitzgerald is famously said to have once remarked to his pal Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different from you and me, Ernest,” to which Hemingway is said to have replied, “Yes, they have more money.” Fitzgerald had it right. Particularly these days, when the wealthiest people in the US are not millionaires, …

We still don’t know the story of what happened and why

9/11: The ‘Day That Changed Everything’

            On the evening of September 10, 2001, New York Police Officer Adam Hernandez was on patrol in his Greenwich Village precinct when he saw a man smashing car windows with a hammer. It was a random act of violence by an apparently mentally unstable person.             Officer Hernandez went …

Climate Crisis Chronicle #1:

Cat 4 and 5 Hurricanes, Tornados Where They Haven’t Been, and Rising Temps Ahead Bode More of the Same

An unprecedented EF-3 tornado, powered by the remains of Hurricane Ida, ripped through Upper Dublin PA and neighboring Horsham for 20 long, destructive minutes.   My township of Upper Dublin, located about 12 miles north of Philadelphia, got clobbered by Hurricane Ida, but what’s strange about that is we’re located 1100 miles, as the crow …

Kids die last as Biden plays tough guy:

Humbled US Leaves Chaos and Mass Murder While Fleeing Afghanistan

  America’s last days in Afghanistan offered a sickening display of all that was wrong with the $2.3-trillion, 20-year failed attempt by a blundering, self-congratulatory but decaying empire to have its way in a place it neither really cared about at all, nor understood in the least. First there was a catastrophic but predictable attack …

Lessons go unlearned again:

Why Did the Afghan Army Fold So Fast? Because They had Nothing to Fight For

  American pundits, politicians and Pentagon apologists are all casting about trying to find the reason why the Afghanistan military, supposedly 300,000 trained people in uniform and supplied with over $83 billion in US weaponry including ground attack planes and helicopters, folded like an old deck of used cards in two weeks’ time confronted by …

20 years of war finally end in Kabul without a bang:

Biden Could Have Spared Afghanistan and US 6 Months of Pointless War by Just Ending It

  There are two things I suppose everyone would agree are true about the remarkable events of the past several weeks in Afghanistan. One is that we are witnessing the latest  major loss in a string of wars and “incursions” that the US has lost since the end of World War II. The other is …

Petulance as foreign policy:

Bomber Biden Sends in B-52 Bombers in a Tantrum over Taliban Advance

  In what can only be called a criminal and murderous tantrum by a loser, the United States, on the order of President Joe Biden, has begun dispatching B-52 Stratofortress bombers and AC-130 fixed-wing gunships equipped with large Gatling machine guns and a cannon to carpet-bomb and perpetrate mass killing on Taliban forces surging to …