Tag Archives: Israel

Trying To Explain The Latest Middle East Flash Point

It’s only Tuesday as I write this.  Today’s topic is normally one I would save for Sunday as the big story of the preceding week.  This week promises to be a big news one and who knows where we will … Continue reading

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Covert Agreement?

When two very powerful world leaders meet privately and go overtime in their meeting something happened.  We won’t know for years or perhaps forever, but I’m certain Presidents Obama and Putin agreed on something(s) during their ninety minute meeting in … Continue reading

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30 = 12

Thirty days has September; at least that what we learned as children and the calendar tells us.  Our Congress has managed to turn thirty days into just twelve and is poised to squander most if not all of them. 

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Two Pending Items

Two pending issues were the biggest political stories last week.  One remains very much up in the air and the other became much clearer. 

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Looking Even Better

President Obama keeps trying to sell the Iran Nuclear Deal as the best option available.  Since taking a few days to evaluate it I have consistently agreed.  Last week the case just got stronger.    

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Imitators Or Idiots?

Sunday Donald Trump revealed his immigration policy.  Monday I caught the “bullet points” version of it and dismissed it as the rantings of the ignorant.  Trump is becoming an increasingly large joke and seriously analyzing any of his policy statements … Continue reading

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The Timing Is The Signal

Reading political tealeaves is much like analyzing statistical data.  Separating the signal from the noise, (yes I stole that from Nate Silver’s book title), is imperative if you are going to learn anything.  That played out Thursday night as the … Continue reading

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Giving Away Nothing; Again

Jonathan Pollard.  It is one of those names that makes you say, “I know the name but I just can’t recall where I remember it from.”  To refresh your memory Pollard was a CIA employee who was arrested for spying … Continue reading

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Give Peace A Chance

There is a hawkish element in America that seems to love war.  They want to bomb everyone and their favorite target over the last few decades is Iran.  Last week President Obama with notable help from Secretary of State John … Continue reading

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Think Simple

While the situation in the Middle East is both complex and multi-faceted; the more I study it the more apparent it becomes that America’s optimal role is to simply stay out of it as much as possible.

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