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Posts published by “David Maas”

Ignorance, arrogance, and hypocrisy: US and Russian/Soviet Relations

In a recent article in Washington Monthly magazine, James Bruno, a former diplomat, concluded that “(T)he United States has just endured a carefully planned and well-orchestrated assault against its democratic form of government in the form of a grand cyber-theft of information and targeted release of that information.” As evidence,…

An investigation series: Where are the people?

Social trends in the United States are disturbing and confusing. Production and wealth are growing at the same time as inequality and poverty is rising. Communication technologies are more available and sophisticated as conversations between partisans and communities diminish.   Our national leaders enshrine peace and goodwill as we continually fight…

Who is Congress representing? (Letter to Works in Progress)

Editorial note: This letter is in response to the renewed, again, pledge by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to continue the endless examination—with his questions having already been answered—of the 2012 Benghazi attack in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. Congress is increasingly an irresponsible and inept…

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