The Duran (with Robert Barnes) on American Politics

This was an especially well-informed discussion of American politics, which isn't common these days. There is also a bit of discussion about international politics: Ukraine, the Middle East, Spain. Some of it was great, other parts not so great. Long having been a watcher of the two Alexes, I was wondering about their take on American politics. I guess they let this guy Barnes speak for them. It is long: 2.5 hours. Below are some critical notes.

Josh Paul letter of Resignation

I have copied the text of Josh Paul's letter from a comment at Moon of Alabama. The link to the letter itself is at:

The letter is his resignation from the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, which oversees arms transfers to foreign nations.