How does something like this get published?

Suki Kim is an investigative journalist who has done some incredible reporting out of and about North Korea, some of the best/only real reporting anybody outside of North Korea has ever read. She actually spent six months living in North Korea ostensibly teaching English to the sons of the regime’s elite, but in reality taking… Continue reading How does something like this get published?

Simple Answers to Simple Questions, 19 December 2014 #1

Over at EvenTheLiberalAlthoughNowItsActuallyDead New Republic, Yishai Schwartz takes a break from cheering on the killing of children in Gaza and hilariously overreacting to recent developments with respect to Cuba to ask this question: The answer is simple but multi-part: Apart from the government saying “trust us, it’s North Korea” (which, you know, fool me once…)… Continue reading Simple Answers to Simple Questions, 19 December 2014 #1

Isn’t there any actual news? (SPOILER: yes, there is)

Hey, did you hear? Saturday Night Live did a show, on Saturday! Saturday night, in fact! OK, that seems pretty predictable, but then did you know that they did a sketch on this sketch comedy show? About immigration? And in this sketch they made some jokes about Barack Obama’s recent executive order by playing with… Continue reading Isn’t there any actual news? (SPOILER: yes, there is)

Seriously, what the heck is wrong with The New Republic?

This supposedly liberal magazine is so hell bent on salvaging World War III out of what they perceive to be Barack Obama’s insufficient zeal to do war on the Cossack that not a day goes by anymore without some borderline unhinged screed pouring forth from its internet tubes. Today’s screed is courtesy of Adrian Karatnycky:… Continue reading Seriously, what the heck is wrong with The New Republic?

Supergenius Vladimir Putin gets everything he wanted in Ukraine, except the things he wanted

We’re back on the “Vladimir Putin is an all-knowing, all-powerful demon-king” beat, I guess. That’s the best takeaway from this piece at The New Republic yesterday: Putin Just Got Exactly What He Wanted in Eastern Ukraine Let’s…maybe take a step back here. If you were Vladimir Putin, when the big ball dropped in Times Square… Continue reading Supergenius Vladimir Putin gets everything he wanted in Ukraine, except the things he wanted