Trump, Clinton

The People’s Blog

b. traven The Contrary Perspective has a substantial “Follower” list.  A few ‘trolls,’ a few frequent ‘commenters’ with interesting and often provocative views, and many who read the ‘perspectives’ but keep their own counsel. Our country is facing an election this year that is both unique in our history and monumental in its potential impact…

Hillary-Clinton-warmonger

Friends and Enemies? Does US Foreign Policy Know the Difference? Do Citizens Know the Difference?

b. traven We hold Saudi Arabia and Turkey close to our breast while both play a double game in funding, and encouraging transit of arms and fighters for ISIS and other extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. The result?  Mayhem continues and Europe is overwhelmed with desperate refugees fleeing the chaos. At the same time…

Beware of jokers in the deck

The Real Aggressor in Ukraine

b. traven Who is the real aggressor in Ukraine?  The U.S. appears to be playing the democracy card again, this time to save Ukraine from big, bad Putin.  But is there a joker in the deck?  Is it possible that our President, our Vice President, and our eminent Secretary of State, emboldened by their claims of…