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The Moment of the Fool

"I saw a deck of Tarot cards, and there was Donald Trump as the Fool... the card that prophecies, in short, CHANGE." Robert Koehler sees a possibility for real, positive change for peace in the awakening of the people that has come about through the overt and unmistakable militarism and brash recklessness of President Donald Trump.

Trump, Taiwan, and the Weapons Deal

Heedless to the establishment protocol that has guided U.S. foreign and domestic policy for as long as anyone can remember, Donald Trump is the first president-elect to speak to the leader of Taiwan in 37 years. But while his blunt, blustering style may be awkward, it reveals some of the dangerous absurdities at the heart of our policies, Robert Koehler explains.

The Iran Deal and American Self-Deception

Politicians and pundits on both sides of the American political divide are debating the merits of President Obama’s deal with Iran. While Obama claims he has forestalled an Iranian nuclear weapon for at least another 10 years with unprecedented weapons inspection, Republicans state that the deal will only encourage the world’s most dangerous sponsor of terrorism.

Political Debates: Addicted to Zingers

I’ve discovered a bit of wisdom during the last nine-and-a-half-years-of-my-blessed-married-life: Do not argue with the wife. Because I’m usually wrong. I mean, Obama and Romney have nothing on Carrie; my wife is a good debater.But last week, I did argue. And, actually, it wasn’t much of a debate. I was so thoroughly logical, so thoroughly correct in my reasoning that she didn’t stand a chance. It was over in the 15 seconds it took to say 5 sentences.