Tag Archives: Israel

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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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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