Listen — Let It Swirl Around Your Head, Then Form Your Opinion

In the past two weeks, I’ve seen a lot of people make a lot of different arguments about why they support/oppose intervening in Syria. Of all the arguments I’ve heard, the ones that irritate me the most: “I’m a Democrat/liberal and Pres. Obama thinks we should go to Syria, so I think we have to […]

Does the Middle East Today Look Like Europe Before WWI?

I recently saw a tweet that was rather intriguing: Adm. James Stavridis: Today’s Middle East looks like Europe before World War I http://t.co/yWJw3zmmfw — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) July 21, 2013 If you care about international relations, this probably was rather intriguing to you, too. The part that got me interested was the comparison between what […]

Are We Missing Something?

In following up on what I was talking about yesterday, Rachel Maddow had a small bit on her show tonight talking about all of the different parts of the Middle East that are experiencing seemingly revolutionary events. I think it’s quite amazing just how many different countries are going through similar unrest. I can’t imagine […]