Here are the Blogs in the G. Murphy Donovan
Thursday, 6 October 2016
by G. Murphy Donovan
Edward Albee died on 16 September. The death of America’s greatest modern playwright was obscured by the run-up to the first 2016 presidential debate. You can’t help but think of the parallels between an evening with Donald and Hillary and an evening with Albee’s George and ...Read More...
Posted on 10/06/2016 6:52 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 23 September 2016
by G. Murphy Donovan
“Time spent arguing is, oddly enough, almost never wasted.” - Christopher Hitchens
The impending presidential debates are likely to be the best attended in the history of American politics. The viewing and listening audience will set a standard for political discussions ...Read More...
Posted on 09/23/2016 8:39 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 17 June 2016
by G. Murphy Donovan
Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel should be nominated for video of the month. He provides the most lucid and succinct analysis of the Islamist threat and Obama administration vacuity that has appeared in a while. Trump is correct too. POTUS is either stupid, ignorant, or possessed by a hidden ...Read More...
Posted on 06/17/2016 12:23 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 7 May 2016
“To harbor spiteful feelings against ordinary people for not being heroes is possible only for narrow-minded or embittered man.” - Chekhov
The Republican primaries began as an opportunity to vote for someone. When the choices went from two dozen or more to three, the last few primaries became about ...Read More...
Posted on 05/07/2016 3:37 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 26 February 2016
“If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.” - JFK
The probability that any American political candidate will propose any “revolutionary” domestic reforms in 2016 is slim to none. Even means testing for entitlements is anathema across ...Read More...
Posted on 02/26/2016 9:44 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Thursday, 17 December 2015
“We are not at war with Islam.” – Barack Hussein Obama
We could begin with: “ISIS comes to America.” But that would suggest that the latest mutant strain of Muslim terror is somehow new or unique. The sad truth is, alas, that contemporary imperial Islam, a kind of cultural sewage, has been flowing ...Read More...
Posted on 12/17/2015 8:52 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 5 December 2015
On 25 November a Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter, allegedly flown by NATO Turkish pilots, shot down a Russian Sukhoi bomber over Syria. The Turks claimed that the SU-24 violated their airspace, apparently by a few kilometers - or seconds in flight time at most. The Turks claimed to have issued 10 warnings ...Read More...
Posted on 12/05/2015 7:37 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Monday, 16 November 2015
“The influence of the (Islamic) religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.”
- Winston Churchill
Islamic fanatics struck another blow for cynicism last Friday night in Paris; wholesale and gratuitous slaughter in the name of some sanguinary Muslim god. History teaches few ...Read More...
Posted on 11/16/2015 4:29 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Monday, 12 October 2015
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
- Virginia Woolf
The coronation of Hillary Rodham as presidential nominee for 2016 is proceeding apace if the debate schedule provides any evidence. The first Democrat “debate” is scheduled ...Read More...
Posted on 10/12/2015 8:08 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
The Republican establishment in America is perplexed. Democrats are distraught. A liberal Media is having a hissy fit. Indeed, all of the usual whiners are groping for explanations. Even FOX News is stammering and sputtering for clarity. Going into the first debate of the 2016 presidential season, ...Read More...
Posted on 08/05/2015 7:43 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Monday, 23 March 2015
“Love is whatever you can still betray.” – John Le Carre
There was a time that intelligence estimates were cloaked in secrecy. Peer review, such that it was, was limited to a few analysts with security clearances, analysts that were not necessarily substantive experts. The iconic Intelligence report ...Read More...
Posted on 03/23/2015 7:56 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Monday, 9 February 2015
Brian Williams has been the face of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and now he seems to be the face of shameless too. Williams has regaled his gullible Media colleagues for a decade or more about a brush with death in Iraq that never happened. The Stars and Stripes, not the NY Times or the Washington ...Read More...
Posted on 02/09/2015 5:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 17 January 2015
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Some wag suggested that Voltaire was murdered the other day in Paris. If this is true, then surely it was a mercy killing. Men like Voltaire and Daumier would be out of place in Francois Hollande’s Fifth ...Read More...
Posted on 01/17/2015 8:21 AM by G. Murphy Donovan