And Now, a Hopefully-Not Ridiculously Quick Take on the Barr Letter about the Mueller Report

William Barr has released his summary of the Mueller report to Congress. The two big takeaways from the letter are as follows: Concerning the question on whether “the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” the Barr letter states (quoting …

The Nation’s False and Dishonest Crimea Narrative

For those who believe that the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia might actually unite Americans of all ideological stripes in opposition to the thuggishness of the Putin regime, I give you this piece by editors of the Nation. It shows that even now, in the immediate aftermath of the annexation, while historical memories are still fresh, there are …

The Self-Hating Shanda

Let's put the following out on the table: I am a proud Iranian-American Jew. I certainly don't hold being Iranian-American and/or Jewish over being other things (a good neighbor, a good friend, a good family member, a good citizen, a good person who always seeks to learn from and seeks to respect those whose backgrounds …