World update: April 23 2018

MIDDLE EAST SYRIA The Syrian military kept up its bombardment of Yarmouk for another day on Monday, though it says it targeted only areas still under ISIS control. Apparently some of the group's fighters are refusing to leave despite the surrender agreement they negotiated with the Syrian government late last week. YEMEN The Saudi-led coalition … Continue reading World update: April 23 2018

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Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Despite feeling like I would much rather have been regrouting the bathroom tile or mulching my yard or something, I really did try to watch both of the Republican debates yesterday. I guess I could try to write some kind of analytical thing about what was said, but as that would risk imparting a level … Continue reading Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Rand Paul is the most important something who ever somethinged, you can be sure of that

The great unveiling of Rand Paul's "conservative realism" foreign policy last night went about how you'd expect: Paul offered his usual confused mishmash of contradictions and platitudes, carefully designed to maximize his 2016 appeal to Republican primary voters without sacrificing his more non-interventionist cred with the general electorate. I had a few thoughts that I … Continue reading Rand Paul is the most important something who ever somethinged, you can be sure of that