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2018 Republicans: Peter King

Today we continue with our series on possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders by looking at New York Congressman Peter King.  To answer the three questions, (will he run, can he win and will he be a Veep contender), the answer … Continue reading

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Fools Rush In

Late last week I decided to make the feasibility of Ukrainian membership in NATO the topic of my Sunday article.  As you will soon learn my conclusion is clear, my concern was would the posting be long enough.  The Saturday … Continue reading

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Realistic Borders

One of my biggest concerns about American Middle Eastern policy is that Americans and other Westerners are operating with a much different map of the region than the denizens are.  That explains much of the failure and discontent.  What we … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of Paying The Ransom

In the aftermath of the execution of journalist James Foley by ISIS earlier this week the debate over the wisdom of negotiating with terrorists has been rekindled.  I have a definite opinion on that topic and it’s not the one … Continue reading

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Do As We Say

There is an old saw along the lines of, “Do as I say, not as I do.”  It is often used as an illustration of hypocrisy and it appears to be the message the United States is sending to Israel … Continue reading

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Did We Negotiate?

It is difficult to write an opinion piece when you don’t have a firm opinion on a topic.  I find myself in just such a quandary as a result of the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  While I, like … Continue reading

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Of Girls And Men

My non-American readership has been growing at a faster pace of late. I attribute that to the attention I have been giving to the situation in Ukraine and the fact that I do not have the typical political blinders that … Continue reading

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The Terrorism Of Tolerence

Notice: The following is a work of political fiction, but it has non-fiction implications. The moonlight lit the team’s path across the Elk River as the raft neared the shore.  Upon hitting the bank four men with dark skin and … Continue reading

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The Kenyans Are Smarter Than A Republican Icon

Monday night I was listening to the BBC radio broadcast when a Kenyan government official stated that despite the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi his government would not be intimidated into backing down in Somalia, in fact … Continue reading

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A Prudent President

  Sunday 19 American diplomatic facilities, primarily in the Middle East and Northern Africa, were closed and it appears they will remain closed for at least a week.  By all reports this is based on credible intelligence of a possible … Continue reading

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