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Scratching Erdogan’s Nuclear Itch

Mark Hibbs

News media reporters can be counted on to scratch their Country X-is-going-nuclear itch whenever its armed forces burst across its borders, and this week was no exception following Turkey’s invasion of Syria. On October 22 the New York Times went over the top in headlining that President Recip Tayyip Erdogan “says he wants nuclear weapons” …

All Roads Lead to Putin

Quote of the week: “The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.”–William F. Buckley, Jr. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s memorable retort to Donald Trump’s October 16th meltdown in the White House — “All roads with you lead to Putin” — ranks up there with Trump’s reference to American “carnage” in his inaugural address. …

Tailkits and the Turks: US Nuclear Weapons in Turkey

The New York Times reported recently that US officials are considering removing US nuclear weapons from Turkey. Aaron knows a bit about this, so Jeffrey called in from his car on the road to San Francisco, and Anne called in from a foggy Monterey to talk about nuclear weapons in Turkey. Producer’s Note: Due to …

More Malfeasance on Open Skies

Lyric of the Week: “There must be some kind of way outta here Said the joker to the thief There’s too much confusion I can’t get no relief” –  “All Along the Watchtower,” lyrics by Bob Dylan, best cover by Jimi Hendrix Bob Woodward’s book Fear narrates the beginnings of Donald Trump’s disablement of the …

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