Dear Readers,

I write this under great duress, and against my better judgment: it has never been my policy to mix my personal life and my writing/professional life. This time, however, I don't see how I can avoid it.

My regular readers will have noticed that I've skipped more than a couple of columns recently, with no explanation. Well, here's the explanation: I have been diagnosed with late-stage adenocaricinoma cancer, and am now undergoing experimental therapy with the new drug Keytruda. Read on...

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House Passes $700 Billion Military Spending Bill
Saudis Bomb Yemen Airport, Block Aid Deliveries
  House Gets Watered-Down Vote on Yemen War
  Saudis Will Open Aid Deliveries to Some 'Loyal' Yemen Ports
Airstrikes Kill 53 Civilians in North Syria Market
  ISIS Routs Shi'ite Militias in Syria Border Town
EU Govts Sign Pact on Integrated Military Forces
Tanks Rolls Into Zimbabwe Capital After Coup Threat
UN Watchdog: Iran Continues to Comply With Nuclear Deal
Green Beret Killed by 'Two Navy SEALs After Alleged Theft'
Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis
item Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light  by Jonathan Cook
item Mocking Trump Doesn't Prove Russia's Guilt  by Ray McGovern
item Congressional Realists 'Could Caucus in a Phone Booth'  by Finlay Lewis
item Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia  by Patrick J. Buchanan
item Saudi Arabia's Desperate Gamble  by Alastair Crooke
item The Anti-Corruption Drive in Saudi Arabia Is Doomed to Fail  by Patrick Cockburn

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