Affirmative Action Must Be Affirmative Inclusion

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Fischer v. Texas that the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) program which considered race, among many other factors, in undergraduate admissions is constitutional. The outcome of the Fisher case was in great doubt in December 2015 when I wrote a  commentary entitled, “The Soft Bigotry and Hard Hubris

Ethiopia-Eritrea Wargames of Mass Distraction?

De ja vu: Haven’t we seen that movie (circus) before? In April 2011, I wrote a commentary about the T-TPLF’s art of war by mass distraction. The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front), the ruling regime in Ethiopia, is a terrorist organization listed in the Global Terrorism Database. In April 2011, the late TPLF thugmaster Meles Zenawi

Donald Trump: Monster-in-Mischief!

Donald Trump wants to become the Commander-in-Chief of the United States. This week Trump proved he is supremely qualified to be the Monster-in-Mischief of the United States of America. A cowardly terrorist brimming with self-hate and hate of humanity massacred 50 innocent people in Orlando, FL and severely injured many dozens more. The terrorist act

Ethiopia: T-TPLF Criminals Nabbed in America Selling Unregistered Bonds!

                        Author’s Note to the Reader: Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced an agreement in which the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF), the ruling regime in Ethiopia,  agreed to pay some USD$6.5 million dollars in “disgorgement” (a legal

Farewell, The Greatest (A Tribute)

[Post updated 6/9/2016] A shorter version of this commentary was posted on 6/4/2016. See below.] “I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me.  It would be a better world.”  Was Muhammad Ali “The Greatest”? Ali told  British actress Joanna Lumley in 1989 that it was all a publicity stunt to promote

Ethiopia: Guess Who is Coming to WHO in 2017?

 “Wonders never cease!” Well, “not only do they never cease, but new and ever new wonders come crowding on their heels.” The “latest wonder” is Tedros Adhanom, the foreign minister of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-PLF), who wants to run WHO.  That is the World Health Organization. (Truth be told, I

State Terrorism and “Computer Crimes” in Ethiopia

Smoke and mirrors: The T-TPLF replacing its “anti-terrorism law” with a “computer crimes law”? The Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) is getting hammered left and right and upside the head on its so-called antiterrorism law (“Anti-Terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009”.) Now, T-TPLF’s strategists have come up with a new trick to fool everybody:

May 28, 1991: A Day that Shall Live in Infamy in the History of Ethiopia

May 28,  2016: Ethiopia Day of Outrage   On May 28, 1991, the curse of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) descended upon Ethiopia. The T-TPLF regime that is in power in Ethiopia today is a certified terrorist organization listed in the Global Terrorism Database. On May 28, 1991, the TPLF marched into

Human Rights and the “Virtue-ization” of Hypocrisy by Barack Obama

Last week, Barack Obama was in Vietnam preaching the gospel of human rights. He told his tired old story  about human rights to the Vietnamese: When there’s freedom of the press — when journalists and bloggers are able to shine a light on injustice or abuse — that holds officials accountable and builds public confidence that the

Does Ethiopia Need a Constitution?

The question is NOT if Ethiopia needs a new constitution. The question is, “Does Ethiopia need a constitution?”,  since it currently does not have one. The so-called “1995 Ethiopian Constitution” is a constitution of the T-TPLF, by the T-TPLF, for the T-TPLF. The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples’ Liberation Front) is a certified terrorist