How to avoid nuclear war with North Korea – Lead – Economist

This is a must-read lead article from the Economist. It cautions that there are no good options to curb Kim Jong Un but blundering into war would be the worst.

Source: How to avoid nuclear war with North Korea

The conclusion suggests that it’s really time for cooler heads to prevail.

We have seen today that the Chinese President called President Trump perhaps that will do the trick?

Two hours ago, China’s leading newspaper People’s Daily tweeted:

Chinese President Xi spoke w Trump over the phone on Sat, called for restraint to avoid escalation of tensions on Korean Peninsula

Unfortunately, I fear that Trump is playing to the US domestic audience to try to win back some popularity and deflect attention from the Russian enquiry. Are Americans so gullible that they can’t see the dangers of US military intervention in North Korea?

Perhaps, it’s time for anti-war demonstrations to return to America’s streets?

Thoughts?

 

The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large – CNNPolitics.com

English: John McCain official photo portrait.

English: John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a brilliant, must-read article by CNN Politics, as the world digests that John McCain has brain cancer. The article starts by hoping that the senator makes a full recovery. It recommends that the American body politic should pause and reflect on the remarkable life of the Arizona Republican.

Source: The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – CNNPolitics.com

In an era of increasingly grubby politics, this article reminds us that public service still matters. The article concludes brilliantly:

His story is truly amazing not because he did everything right or because everything went his way. He didn’t. And it didn’t. His story is amazing because he’s been knocked down in ways big and small throughout his life. And he just keeps getting up.

Thoughts?