Europe/Americas: August 14-15 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA The FSB said Tuesday that it had detained a “Ukrainian intelligence agent” in Crimea, where he was allegedly planning acts of sabotage. NORWAY Norway is having a general election on September 11, and on Tuesday a new poll gave some good news to the country’s center-left: The survey of voters by the Kantar… Continue reading Europe/Americas: August 14-15 2017

Asia/Africa update: June 19-20 2017

PHILIPPINES BREAKING: Just in the past few minutes (it’s about 10:30 PM east coast time as I write this) reports have starting coming in about more Islamist militant activity on the Philippines’ southern Mindanao Island: A police report said about 300 armed men, among them members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), stormed a school… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: June 19-20 2017

Asia/Africa update: June 6 2017

ASIA UZBEKISTAN Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov is now ex-deputy prime minister. He’s been given a different government post, undoubtedly further removed from the levers of power, as President Shavkat Mirziyoyev works to sideline him and consolidate power. Azimov was once one of the three most powerful political figures in Uzbekistan but his fortunes have… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: June 6 2017

Thank goodness we let these guys control the US history curriculum

Pastor, attorney, and walking hate crime Scott Lively is one of those good conservative folks who know their American history. These guys know their American history so well that, after a brief attempt at imparting some objectivity upon it, the College Board recently decided to just turn over its AP US history framework to these… Continue reading Thank goodness we let these guys control the US history curriculum

Rick Santorum: America isn’t like Nazi Germany, but what if it WERE?

Do you think the things that come out of Rick Santorum’s mouth are this poorly conceived in his head, or is he just inarticulate? In an interview with the Christian Post, Santorum said that religious freedom in America is “under direct assault.” “The government wants to tell you how to live your life,” he said.… Continue reading Rick Santorum: America isn’t like Nazi Germany, but what if it WERE?

America’s Middle Eastern hypocrisy, part infinity of infinity

For once, let’s talk about Iran without bringing up the elephant in the room, by which obviously I mean the shocking revelation that Iranians seem to regularly have and even enjoy sex. No, wait, I mean the nuclear talks. The nuclear talks. Let’s ignore them for today. Iran has a serious religious freedom problem. The… Continue reading America’s Middle Eastern hypocrisy, part infinity of infinity