My Current Pet Peeve

b. traven Merriam-Webster definition.  PEEVED:  irritated, exasperated, nettled, provoked, riled, peeved means to excite a feeling of anger or annoyance. irritate implies an often gradual arousing of angry feelings that may range from mere impatience to rage (constant nagging that irritated me greatly). exasperate suggests galling annoyance and the arousing of extreme impatience. My pet…

“Our” Deep State

Peter Van Buren In this article, Peter uses his 24-year State Department experience to examine the “Deep State” meme  based on his background and using his satirical literary style. Andrew Bacevich, with a military background, rounds out the same theme in this article. The “Deep State” meme has been kicking around for several decades as…

Europe and The Donald

Alex Dunn Alex Dunn is TCP’s European contributor.  His post explores the confusion in Europe wrought by the  election of Donald Trump.  Hopefully, Winston Churchill’s assessment of the US will turn out correct:  “You can count on Americans to do the right thing… after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” – Ed. It is only…