Europe/Americas update: October 3 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA The Russian government says that American authorities “broke in” to locked residential areas in its now-abandoned San Francisco consulate. The State Department says its people were just walking through the facility to make sure it had been vacated by the October 1 deadline it had given the Russians to clear out. This probably… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: October 3 2017

Dead is dead, right?

Apparently (though the story remains unconfirmed), a couple of weeks ago Kim Jong-un executed his defense minister (well, former defense minister), Hyon Yong Chol, by having him shot with a giant anti-aircraft gun, maybe for incompetence, maybe for falling asleep on the job, or who knows, really, this is Kim Jong-un we’re talking about. “Analysts”… Continue reading Dead is dead, right?

This is not the act of a civilized nation

It’s past time for the death penalty to go on indefinite hiatus. It’s sad enough that the company we’re keeping on the “executing criminals” front is China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. It’s deplorable enough that we know to a certainty that people have been put to death in this country for crimes they… Continue reading This is not the act of a civilized nation