Author: Alex Christy

Tayyip Erdogan: Ally in Name Only

For decades Turkey has been one of our most crucial allies.  First, we had a common enemy in the Soviet Union.  Secondly, Turkey is also strategically located, first as a crossroads between Europe and the Middle East from which the US operates out of Incirlik Air Base.   Turkey also possesses one of Europe’s most strategically significant choke points, the Turkish Straits, which is the only waterway that allows ships, most notably, but certainly not limited to the Soviet and later Russian Black Sea Fleet, to enter the Mediterranean via the Black Sea or vice versa.  During the Cold War it...

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Catholic Church Rocked By Sexual Abuse Scandal

This week the Catholic Church was hit hard by a damning grand jury report out of Pennsylvania.  In fact, damning may be putting it lightly.  The report stated that over a period of 70 years around 300 priests sexually abused more than 1,000 children.  That number could be higher as victims’ records could have been lost or the victims were too afraid to come forward.  Most of those guilty will not be charged as they have either died or because the statute of limitations has expired. A New York Times article on the matter lists just some of the cases which include...

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To Ban or Not To Ban

Alex Jones has made a living making a fool of himself.  Of course that is not how he sees himself.  He sees himself as the one who is going to save us from gay frogs and false flags.  His worldview, such as it is, is that the entire political power structure, both inside and outside of the United States, is one big conspiracy, and only he is brave enough and enlightened enough to tell the truth about it.  He is genuinely an awful person and on behalf of people named Alex everywhere, I can assure you that the rest of us...

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The Ignorance of Young Socialists

The left’s new favorite political darling is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who, like Bernie Sanders, is a self-described socialist.  However, unlike Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez is young and for many she represents the new trend on the left: someone who is young, a socialist, and not afraid to say it.  Headlines like “Relax, boomers: Socialism is Good Now” sum it up well. The problem for young socialists like Ocasio-Cortez is that they have no idea what they are talking about.  Ocasio-Cortez is really passionate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a firm advocate for Palestinian rights against the Israeli “Occupation of Palestine.”  Ask her what...

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Tariffs and the Abdication of Congressional Authority

Tariffs do not work.  This is clear to anybody who understands math or history.  That did not stop President Trump from slapping high tariffs on assorted products from various countries.  Many predicted that Trump’s tariffs would be harmful to those they intended to help. Now we have proof that they were right.  The Administration is preparing to send roughly $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers who have been hurt by Trump’s trade policies. As bad as Trump’s policies are and predictable as all this was, the worst part of this is Congress’s abdication of its Constitutional authority to the executive branch...

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