Thomas L. Knapp
Thomas L. Knapp
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Russia: Why Navalny, and what’s next?
by Thomas L. Knapp - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
On Feb. 16, the Russian Federation’s Federal Penitentiary Service announced the death in custody of a prisoner at its FKU IK3 “corrective colony.”
Is reading this column really a choice? And does that matter?
by Thomas L. Knapp - November 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Maybe I didn’t really want to write this column. According to Robert Sapolsky, I just couldn’t help myself.
‘Collateral damage’ is a confession, not an excuse
by Thomas L. Knapp - November 1, 2023 - 12:00am
“Civilians are not collateral damage,” the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean tweeted (or whatever it’s called now on X, formerly Twitter) on Oct. ...
Murder most foul
by Thomas L. Knapp - October 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Complaining of “media bias,” Hamas spokesman Dr. Basim Naim denies allegations that its members intentionally murdered civilians and non-combatants in their assault on Israel last week.
Cacophony, not harmony: US foreign policy’s terrible tune
by Thomas L. Knapp - March 18, 2023 - 12:00am
On March 14, a Russian SU-27 fighter brought down a US MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Black Sea.
Electric cars: Great idea, but not a panacea
by Thomas L. Knapp - June 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Over the last few years, the world’s transition from powering our cars with gas-burning internal combustion engines to zipping along on battery power has accelerated faster than the Tesla Model S Plaid, which...
Anti-encryption scoundrels
by Thomas L. Knapp - January 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The UK’s Home Office, Rolling Stone reports, is ramping up for a new offensive against end-to-end encryption, starting with a $750,000 payment to advertising agency M&C Saatchi for a publicity campaign aimed...
Rumors of cryptocurrency’s death are still greatly exaggerated
by Thomas L. Knapp - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Elon Musk is a man of many skills. He didn’t just make electric cars sexy, he sent one to space.
Fossil fuels vs. renewables
by Thomas L. Knapp - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
On May 8, my wife and I pulled into a local gas station and filled the family car’s tank.
About that ‘rules-based international order’
by Thomas L. Knapp - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Biden administration has taken to frequently asserting its intention to return versus the Trump administration’s departure therefrom to something called a “rules-based international order.&rdquo...
Biden reaffirms Washington’s message to the world: Never, ever trust us
by Thomas L. Knapp - April 18, 2021 - 12:00am
In February 2020, US President Donald Trump announced a peace deal with the Taliban, giving US forces 15 months to get out of Afghanistan.
Biden’s Iran dilemma: Serve Obama’s third term – or Trump’s second?
by Thomas L. Knapp - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Even before winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden began hedging his bets on US policy toward Iran.
COVID-19: The way the music died?
by Thomas L. Knapp - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
“Why,” Candice Holdsworth asks at British website spiked, “aren’t more artists standing up to lockdown?”
How Joe Biden can score a major foreign policy win
by Thomas L. Knapp - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
“President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal,” writes Tom O’Connor in Newsweek.
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