Category Archives: Russian Empire

We Will Not Grow Up

Commentary here will pause for a week – a bit of vacation, a week visiting family in Cincinnati. New commentary will resume on Thursday, September 4, or shortly thereafter – although there may be some shorter posts as possible.   … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, American Childishness, Assessing the Surge, Attacks on Obama, Bill Clinton versus Obama, Celebrity, Defending Georgia, Democratic Convention, Empty Threats, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton Shows Real Class, Hillary Clinton's Convention Speech, McCain on the Leno Show, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, McCain's Many Homes, Michelle Obama's Convention Speech, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama: Uppity, Russian Empire, Timelines for Withdrawal, Tony Rezko | 1 Comment

Big News from Denver and Bigger News Elsewhere

Monday, August 25, 2008, and the Democratic National Convention opened. Yes, pre-packaged hurrah-for-our-side silliness, but the first day had its moments.   The last Kennedy left standing, of the four brothers – coming off surgery to remove what they could … Continue reading

Posted in Cheney, Cindy McCain, Democratic Convention, Democrats do Something Right, Foreign Policy, History Being Made, McCain, McCain: Hot-Head, Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama's Convention Speech, Neoconservate Thought, New Cold War, Nouri al-Maliki, Patriotism, Post-Racial America, Race and America, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, Ted Kennedy, Ted Kennedy in Denver, The Russo-Georgian War, Timelines for Withdrawal, Withdrawal From Iraq | Leave a comment

Talking with Georgia about Georgia

Saturday, August 16, and things were no better:   Russian forces built ramparts around tanks and posted sentries on a hill in central Georgia on Saturday, digging in despite Western pressure for Moscow to withdraw its forces under a cease-fire … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, George F. Will, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain, McCain Usurps Bush, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, NATO, Rick Brown, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, Subversion, The Russo-Georgian War, The South, The Uses of History | 1 Comment

In His Element

There’s a good chance John McCain will be the next president, as, with the Russians lording it over Georgia – the one just east of Turkey, not the one just north of Florida – he is in his element. He … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Conspiracy Theory, Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain Free-Lancing, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, New Cold War, No Military Options, No Options in Georgia, Paid Agents of Foreign Governments, Political Posturing, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, The War Lover | Leave a comment

Deciding What Matters

Liberals – even if they call themselves Progressives now – suffer from that “dark night of the soul” thing. They worry about this and that – that we aren’t yet all we want to be and injustice and all those … Continue reading

Posted in Defending Georgia, Drumbeats of War, Foreign Policy, McCain, McCain versus Russia, Qualifications to be President, Republicans for Obama, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, The Conservative-Liberal Divide, The Predator State, The War Lover, War With Russia | Leave a comment