Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

What ‘Debt Ceiling’ Gives The Spendors

What the national debt ceiling actually does is enable any administration to get all the political benefits of runaway spending for the benefit of their favorite constituencies, and then invite the opposition party to share the blame, either by raising … Continue reading

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American Tactics In Syria

I’ve always liked Elliot Abrams.  Most folks who spend there time at foggy bottom are either crazy idealists or hardened realists.  I think Abrams is of the latter camp.  He was at the National Security Council from 2001-2009, he currently … Continue reading

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Obama: The AfPak Strategy, What Nixon & Kissenger Can Teach

If Nixon hadn’t committed political suicide in Watergate, he would have turned a very diplomatic war into a massive win given how the Tet offensive was a disaster for the North Vietnamese.   Yes, the Marxist doctrine on insurgency was … Continue reading

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Aristotle, Plato: Grand Theft Auto

The last week of June 2011 witnessed the American Supreme Court hear arguments from  Brown vs. Entertainment Merchants.  This was a case involving whether a State or for that matter any political authority, can regulate video games. The majority opinion … Continue reading

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Raising Children In Hell’s Kitchen

New York City officials now report that 45% of pregnancies end in abortion.  It’s over 60% for African Americans. Sisters ‘For Life’ is a Roman Catholic Order celebrating its 20th anniversary in New York City.  They take the usual vows … Continue reading

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Calvin Coolidge Knew Alexis de Tocqueville!

“A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny.  It condemns the citizen to servitude.” “There is no surer road … Continue reading

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Sex & The City: The Social and Political Impact Of Militant Feminism

I was always dismayed when people use any kind of moral equivalency.  An example is the ‘Wall of Apartheid’ (originally coined by Jimmy Carter) throughout the West Bank in Israel.  Anyone with even a modicum of knowledge of the politics … Continue reading

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What Links The Atavism Of Anarchist’s & Militant Muslims?

I have written on Barbara Tuchman’s great book “The Proud Tower”, by far a much better book than the “Gun’s Of August”.  Tuchman’s analysis of 18th through 19th century anarchists is a must read for anyone seriously engaged in understanding … Continue reading

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George Melloan: The American Imperium For An Uncertain President

George Melloan has written “The Great Money Binge:  Spending Our Way To Socialism,”  out from Simon & Schuster 2009.  As former Editorial page writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal makes him a protege to the most powerful man … Continue reading

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Hezbollah, Lebanon: The Hinge For Teheran

Its nearly impossible these days to find sources that can make sense of the diplomatic mess that has become of the Near East, especially the Palestinian cause, Israel, Iran and Lebanon. Dennis Ross is considered by most experts in the … Continue reading

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