The Bear and the Community Organizer
Vladimir Putin scheduled the war to retake the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the first half of the last Final Four college basketball game. He anticipated, correctly, that the Presidents focus would be on his brackets instead of Russias plan to recapture its former glory.
Ted, Monica, and Mickey
In 1979, the year before Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan as their presidential candidate, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and conservative activist Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority.
Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets
Deeply and deceptively interesting, is how New York Times Magazine described Sen. Harry Reid in January of 2010. Deceptive indeed. Five years later, Reids cache of secrets in the Senate chamber puts Harry Potters wizardry to shame
The Arab League Steps Up
The Arab League is a multi-national organization made up of 22 nations ranging from Mauritania on the West coast of Africa to Qatar in the Persian Gulf.
A Bold Proposal for Conservative GOP Candidates
Admittedly, there is no easy answer. A major roadblock in unifying behind a singular candidate, observes CNN, is the deep, personal relationships that social conservative activists and leaders have developed with individual candidates over the years. As one activist noted, You bleed with them in battle. There are alliances, friendships people who worked hard for you. You dont want to burn them.
Gimme That Old Time Religion? Bill De Balsio’s Politics and Piety in New York
Last week (March 21st) the New York Times ran a puff piece on New York City leader, Mayor Bill De Blasio, reaching out to faith based organizations and marveled that an avowed secularist has built strong alliances with certain religious groups.
Obama Puts America’s Eggs in Iran’s Basket
Ponder the dire significance of the extraordinary story from MSNBC(!) last Friday, reporting on US incoherence in the Middle East, the exploding chaos there, and the shocking news Arab states like Egypt, the Saudis, and UAE are withholding intelligence and launching attacks without consulting the US.
Why Yemen Matters
The Middle East witnessed something radically new two days ago, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded to a plea by Yemen's president and led a 10-country coalition to intervene in the air and on the ground in the country.
The Stooges Rule
Never in the history of our nation have we experienced such a frighteningly inept and incompetent presidential administration. One could make a good argument that this would apply in all areas, but its particularly applicable in the area of foreign policy and national security.