Daniel Greenfield on “The Second Civil War”

Daniel Greenfield is a well-known commentator, blogger and author.  In a speech to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach last January, he outlined what he sees as the Second Civil War in the USA – and it’s happening already.  In the light of the fuss about the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, I thought it might be worthwhile to remind ourselves of the roots of the opposition to his appointment. If you prefer, you’ll find a transcript of his speech here.  Food for thought, indeed. Peter

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Russian military tactics and operations in Ukraine

I’m obliged to Solomon for posting this video of a talk by Dr. Phillip Karber, given at West Point Military Academy, on “The Russian Way of War”.  It’s just over an hour long, and examines the conflict in Ukraine.  For those interested in the subject – particularly what US forces might have to face in a major confrontation – it’s very informative (not to mention deeply worrying, considering how many of the abilities exhibited by Russian forces have been ignored or allowed to atrophy by our own armed forces). Very thought-provoking.  Recommended. Peter

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On America’s birthday, blinkered vision endangers her

I’m sure many readers have seen the alarm expressed by commentators on both sides of the political divide about our present political situation.  Both the far left and the far right of US politics appear to have been seized by extremists, who are promoting views that can only lead to a headlong clash with each other.  Those in the center, wishing to keep America united and work out our differences in a rational, reasonable, civilized manner, are increasingly being either radicalized or marginalized. What’s worse, many of the screeds offered by both sides are so partisan, so biased, that even

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Safely in Chattanooga

We arrived safely in Chattanooga shortly before lunchtime yesterday, after a relatively peaceful journey by road from Texas.  The traffic was less bad than I’d expected after previous journeys on the same route.  I think we only had three areas where traffic slowed to almost a standstill, and they cleared up within a few miles.  Until yesterday, the weather had been good, too.  A storm was setting in as we left Nashville behind us, and it struck with full force as we arrived in Chattanooga.  There were many delayed and disrupted airline flights yesterday because of it;  we had been

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NIMBY in California???

I’m laughing my fundament off at the outraged reaction of California liberals and progressives to the news that the US Navy has identified two possibly very large illegal alien detention facilities in that state. Sites identified by the Navy include: Abandoned airfields near Mobile and Orange Beach, Alabama that could house up to 25,000 migrants. the former Naval Weapons Station Concord near San Francisco that could house an estimated 47,000. A site at Camp Pendleton California that could house up to 47,000. A potential site at the Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Arizona that needs further study of potential

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