Column: The Business of War

International efforts to spare the world the horrors of World War II have failed. The United Nations has failed in its most important mission-being to stop international slaughters. Its members speak at length, but they are indifferent to what is being said. The Ukraine is being Continue reading “Column: The Business of War”

Column: Dominion

Homo sapiens is a unique species.  It lacks many of the advantages that have evolved in other animals, and yet it prevails as the dominant species on the planet.  Eagles have better vision.  Dogs have better hearing, Rats have more resilient genito-urinary systems. Monarch butterflies Continue reading “Column: Dominion”

Column: War Crimes

The U.S. and the Ukraine have much in common.  Both countries declared themselves independent of powerful nations that previously occupied and controlled them. They both faced military invasions as a consequence of their claims of independence. They both had numerous inhabitants that Continue reading “Column: War Crimes”

Column: The Wasteland

Before the bombardment of the Ukraine started, there was a small outbreak of polio.  It was too minor to receive much press coverage. Covid-19 was still an active problem in the Ukraine, but vaccines were being distributed, and there was no major opposition to Covid restrictions. Continue reading “Column: The Wasteland”

Column: Horror Unfolds in the Ukraine

Obviously our thoughts and prayers for the citizens of the Ukraine are not working. What is Plan B? There has been endless talk of economic sanctions, but Vladimir the Terrible saw these coming when he invaded the Crimea eight years ago.  He has had eight years to make Russia, or Continue reading “Column: Horror Unfolds in the Ukraine”

Column: Klaatu Barada Nikto

In 1951, America had a visitor from outer space.  His name was Klaatu.  He appeared, along with his short-tempered robot Gort, in the science fiction movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” This remarkably skinny humanoid anticipated that his visit to our planet would be problematic. Continue reading “Column: Klaatu Barada Nikto”

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