Saturday, December 10th, 2016

The Politico has an excellent article today about the problems confronting the new president with some speculation on how the Obama Administration might handle them. The most interesting part was the section on Afghanistan: DOES HE REALLY THINK AFGHANISTAN IS WINNABLE? The new president has strongly signaled that he thinks the answer is yes. But […]

How will I explain this to my children? An article in today’s Wall Street Journal takes us back to the Lyndon Johnson era when some familiar faces were conducting political intelligence work with the FBI. Here’s a few of the examples: Only a few weeks before the 1964 election, a powerful presidential assistant, Walter Jenkins, […]

Mike Plaisted knows who killed JFK. Oliver Stone told him. “Back, and to the right. Back, and to the right.” HBO has been running Oliver Stone’s JFK on one of its side-channels recently and I caught myself watching it again last weekend. Donald Sutherland’s “composite” spook and his “ask yourself who benefitted” speculation notwithstanding (although […]

Mike Plaisted knows who killed JFK. Oliver Stone told him. “Back, and to the right. Back, and to the right.” HBO has been running Oliver Stone’s JFK on one of its side-channels recently and I caught myself watching it again last weekend. Donald Sutherland’s “composite” spook and his “ask yourself who benefitted” speculation notwithstanding (although […]