Tag Archives: Israel

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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Halt! Who Goes There?

“Halt! Who goes there, friend or foe?”  That has been the command and question sentries have used for centuries.  The United States would do well to obey the command in part because discerning friend from foe in the Middle East … Continue reading

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Cross That One Off

When you start a new job where you will have significant influence over the agenda it is only natural to come up with a mental to do list; a listing of objectives you would like to see achieved on your … Continue reading

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Anticipation, Celebration And One Resolution

It’s Monday morning as I write this article and I am presented with a mixed bag of emotions.  Among what has happened in the last few hours and what I anticipate I’m all over the place.  One mystery has been … Continue reading

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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag Day

A lot happened in American politics on Tuesday.  There were four stories that would have been the lead on most newscasts in a normal day and one that would have been buried, but I think could be the most significant … Continue reading

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ISIS Needs A Media Consultant

On December 24, 2014 Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesdeh was shot down over Syria and captured by ISIS.  This Tuesday, February 3, 2015 ISIS released a video showing him being burned alive while trapped in a cage.  ISIS has been acclaimed … Continue reading

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My God

A few years ago I remember sitting around relaxing with a few friends between softball games when a candidate for the School Board in a local county went on talking about her God.  She was a Tea Party candidate, (fortunately … Continue reading

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Peter Principle – Johnny Style

The theory of the Peter Principle is that you are promoted until you reach the level of your incompetency.  In the past Speaker of the House John Boehner has been offered as an example.  In reality Boehner is more of … Continue reading

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