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CROSSTALK: Fool's Russian

It is a fateful congruence that our countrymen's intentions for us rational folks, the non-woke, have been laid bare just in time for the potentially nuclear war that their president has escalated by sending two warships to the Black Sea last week to confront Russia over Ukraine.

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When President Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin and invited him for a summit, I felt a relief almost like back in 1962, when I heard on the news that John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev had made a deal to resolve the Cuban missile crisis and avoid nuclear war.

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CROSSTALK: U.S. house divided could leave the planet whole

Earlier this month, in his first speech as secretary of state, Antony Blinken underscored that "the president has promised diplomacy -- not military action -- will always come first." He was building on a sentence from a moment earlier: "More than at any other time in my career -- maybe in my lifetime -- distinctions between domestic and foreign policy have simply fallen away."

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CROSSTALK: Leading not by force but by example - really, Antony Blinken?

In his recent speech outlining the new U.S. foreign policy vision Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a really sensational statement: "We will not promote democracy through costly military interventions or by attempting to overthrow authoritarian regimes by force. We have tried these tactics in the past. However well intentioned, they haven't worked."

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CROSSTALK: Biden presidency makes Balkanites of us all

One could say the Jan. 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol and resulting impeachment and acquittal of Donald Trump were the culmination of the tumultuous year that was 2020 -- chaotic by definition as a Year of the Rat. In the previous rat year of 2008, something similar happened in a country that was the proving ground for much of what's been happening here, not incidentally because of our meddling in its affairs.

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