First black woman sworn into Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson has become the first black woman in American history to be sworn in as a judge on the US Supreme Court. Jackson took her oath of office on Thursday at the country’s Supreme Court. The 51-year-old succeeds longtime Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who officially retired on Thursday. The 83-year-old Breyer had […]

First black woman sworn into Supreme Court

Congratulations 🎉👏🇺🇸



The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/11

There always seems to be one topic at the forefront that gets the most attention from the political cartoonists, and this week it is no surprise that it’s the televised hearings of the House Committee that has been tasked with investigating the events leading up to and during the attempted coup on January 6, 2021.  […]

The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/11

While we’re focusing on the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia, things are starting to heat up in Washington as some stories of how Donald Trump’s attempts at overturning the Elections of 2020 are becoming more and more obvious. His erratic behavior on the day of the January 6th Insurrection was presented through testimony yesterday and it could bring forth long overdue criminal charges against the former president. A link to the article is at the end. Yet as Jill Dennison has pointed out, many Americans have not accepted the fact that Trump may have destroyed American democracy through his actions. A collection of comics shows you why. Click on the link above and take a look for yourself.

Link on the Testimony of June 28:


EU countries reach deal on climate laws after late-night talks

LUXEMBOURG, June 29 (Reuters) – EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat climate change early Wednesday, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens from CO2 costs. After more than 16 hours of negotiations, environment ministers from the European Union’s 27 member states agreed their joint positions on five laws, part of a broader packageof measures to […]

EU countries reach deal on climate laws after late-night talks

Despite the most likely scenario that coal would be introduced to offset the losses from the Russian gas embargo, EU states have agreed to end production of motorized vehicles by 2035 and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions by 60% by 2030. An ambitious project but one that will most likely have setbacks because of the Ukrainian War and with an imminent deep recession coming. Details in the article. ⛽☀️🌻


Foods With a Strikingly Low Impact on the Environment

“Eat your veggies!” That mantra has been drilled into Americans since childhood, and most of us are following that sound advice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015–2018” revealed 67.3% of adults aged 20 and older said they ate fruit on any given day. For vegetables, the percentage […]

Foods With a Strikingly Low Impact on the Environment

Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela – EU Presidency

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany (Reuters) -The international community should explore all options to alleviate a Russian squeeze of energy supplies that has spiked prices, including talks with producing nations like Iran and Venezuela, a French presidency official said on Monday. Venezuela has been under U.S. oil sanctions since 2019, and could reroute crude if those restrictions […]

Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela – EU Presidency

Rudesheimer Kaffée:  The “Irish Coffee” of Rhine River Valley

Every country seems to have their own version of the hot toddy, which is some sort of coffee or tea hot drink mixed with some sort of strong hooch added.     Many times it’s presented as a medicinal treatment.    If that ailment is the need for a good morning or evening buzz, then yes , I […]

Rudesheimer Kaffée:  The “Irish Coffee” of Rhine River Valley

25 Things You Might Not Know About Non-Alcoholic Beer

The global non-alcoholic beer market is expected to grow in the next decade. Consumers almost everywhere – in the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia – are switching to alcohol-free options for reasons of health or simply because they’re “sober curious” or interested in “mindful drinking,” to use two terms that have been applied to one […]

25 Things You Might Not Know About Non-Alcoholic Beer

The Bells on Concrete

Travel Blog 15: Black Magic Blog It feels very strange and discordant to hear the huge, rumbling, clanging church bells echo down streets of cold modern architecture, where the sound reverberates through glass and grey concrete. The two things, the modern architecture and the Medieval calls to prayer, do not mix well in my mind. […]

The Bells on Concrete

Neo-Tsymburskian Cycles in the History of Russian-Western Relations

Introduction At the cusp of the 20th and 21st centuries, a Russian philologist, later a political scientist focusing on geopolitical theory, Vadim Tsymburskii, developed a theory positing three “strategic cycles” in Russian-Western relations beginning from 1726 and lasting to the late 20th century. Tsymburskii’s theory and cycles are not configured taking into account Russian (or […]

Neo-Tsymburskian Cycles in the History of Russian-Western Relations

While talking about the war between Russia and Ukraine we also have to look at the relations between Russia and the West where the war has had a full impact on. Gordon Hahn presents a cycle theory on this topic which goes back more than 500 years and looks at the numerous different cycles the two blocks have gone through and their impacts on international relations, geopolitics and culture. According to Hahn, the West and Russia are now in the fifth cycle of this theory.

A long theory but one we as historians and political scientists should understand.