Category: World Politics

Trump-Kim: The Prime Time Reality TV Summit of Doom

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the cable news event of the season: Donald Meets Jong-un. Live in U.S. prime time — did you think Donald Trump would have it any other way? See it all unfold from the comfort of your living room, with pre- and post-game analysis by your Fox News hospitality girls, Sean “Trump is the One True God” Hannity...

Why Donnie Hates Justin

Think of Donald Trump. I mean, to the extent this is still possible, think of him as he really was before his carefully-crafted grassroots populist makeover. Think of him from beyond the Fox News, Steve Bannon, Russia Today-fostered television image of the cult-friendly “alpha male outsider fighting for the little guy.” What do you see? Here is what I see: An overly coiffed,...

No Collusion! (Trump Just Likes KGB Thugs)

Donald Trump is at the G-7 economic summit making news by acting, as he has done so many times before, as chief spokesman and apologist for Vladimir Putin. Here is a video clip of his response to a direct question about the reason Russia was expelled from the former G-8, namely the annexation of Crimea: Notice how Trump, Mr. Tell-it-like-it-is, begins by completely...

The “But he’s OUR thug!” Defense of Trump on Tariffs

The idea that American manufacturing workers, the U.S. economy, or American citizens in general, stand to benefit from tariffs on imports from America’s major trading partners is so inherently ridiculous that apart from a few Russian trolls copy-and-paste internet commenters, no one but corporate schemers hoping for a short term bonanza on American steel investments is supporting Trump’s madness at face value. There...

Moon Jae-in: Progressive Diplomacy Without Shame

Look at the following images, from Moon Jae-in’s latest surprise get-together with Kim Jong Un, on May 25th: And here are some images from the two leaders’ similar meeting a month ago: And here are the two men and their wives clinking champagne glasses and pretending to enjoy some kitsch-for-peace performances: All smiles, all unity, all friendship across borders, all “reconciliation.” What could...

After the Love is Gone

“I leave before being left. I decide.” — Brigitte Bardot BREAKING: It is being reported that the long-anticipated royal wedding has been called off. With the star-crossed lovers, Donald “Mr.” Trump and Kim “Dear Leader” Jong-Un only weeks away from sealing their Moon-struck romance with a televised kiss, rumors indicate that their wholly absurd matrimony has been cancelled. Here’s how the gossip columnists...

Double Standard on “Re-education Camps”

China is rounding up Uyghur Muslims and forcing them into internment camps for “political education,” i.e., indoctrinating submission to the Communist Party. Some will choose to turn a blind eye to China’s oppressive means, out of animus toward Islam. Some will note that this policy is consistent with China’s general aims of eliminating all religion. I wish to focus on our convenient hypocrisy....

Legitimizing North Korea

The world is breathless. Donald Trump’s fan club is preparing its Nobel Peace Prize party. Moon Jae-in is smiling like a man who just secured his place in Korean history. And Kim Jong-un, the enigma at the center of this show, is shaking hands with everyone, promising to end the Korean War. It’s all a dream come true — but for whom? To...

Why Progressives Kill

Alfie Evans is being killed by the British government. Specifically, the plan is to hurry the gravely ill child to death by forced starvation. How forced? Pope Francis has a Vatican jet on standby to take the boy to Rome and feed him, a plan both of Alfie’s parents prefer — but a British judge has declared that Rome has “no jurisdiction” over...

The “No Place for Such Things” Fallacy

One of the arguments being widely used to justify the latest U.S.-led assault against Syria is that chemical weapons have “no place in our world.” In a typical example of this argument on display at American Thinker, the author declares, “For civilized people of the world, the use of chemical weapons is utterly unacceptable.” Perhaps it is. And what of it? There is...