WAR: my lengthy commentary on a controversial subject by Jed Waverly

It seems like a no-brainer to me today as I think about it carefully.  In fact, it makes me feel like a real idiot that I haven’t been clearer about it in the past.   But today I am taking a break from my work and just thinking.    I read both newspapers in the morning and […]

USURP [yoo-SURP]: to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right:*


One of the more incredible things to happen in world politics over the past several months has been the theft of the Ukrainian region of Crimea by the Russians.    In a bold, unabashedly deliberate act, the troops of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, moved his troops into the primarily Russian-speaking region of Ukraine and usurped […]