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An Emerging Domestic Presidency

The current health care debate is actually the third; Obama’s initial tenure rammed through the ‘Affordable Care Act‘, Trump’s initial foray at the beginning of his presidency  and now the U.S. Senate failure to ‘repeal & replace‘.  It looks like … Continue reading

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The Phantom Menace: Syria

The cynicism animating much of Washington remains at face value, worthless.  That’s because it is born from within the confines of self preservation alone.  Take Syria for example.  The fatal conceit dominating the halls of D.C. is that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Obama: Non-Performance Presidency, the Consequences

We should note that having a non-performing Presidency has consequences.  U.S. domestic policy isn’t where one looks to see its reverberations.   But those nations that have aligned with us whose internal political, social or geographic constitutions are unnaturally affiliated … Continue reading

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Hitting Syria To Envelop Persia

Both Daniel Pipes and Richard Pipes (no relation) remain the most significant intellectuals on Marxism and Islamism; I’ve always loved the intimate informed tone that animates the writings of Dr. Daniel Pipes, who resides as Chair of the Middle East … Continue reading

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Syria: American Absence Portends. . .

Power is about the ability and the confidence to choose.  Team Obama may think that its outsourcing its incipient strategy to the petro-monarchies of the Gulf.  Benghazi should have informed us as to how that’s gonna look. The abject failure … Continue reading

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A Review Of The Arab Spring

Amir Taheiri ranks as the most informed Persian interlocutor the West has as it engages a nuclear Iran for hegemony throughout the Persian Gulf and South America.  Recently he has written a neat summary of the Arab Spring. This spontaneous … Continue reading

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The Growth Of Obama

The Presidency is not the place for ‘on the job training’, yet our current Commander in Chief may stump both supporters and opponents given his agenda to ‘reset’ the American imperium throughout the Middle East.  This is witnessed in his … Continue reading

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U.S. Getting Played Throughout Central Asia, Near East & South America

Let’s face it, Washington needs to adjust to new realities on the ground in Lebanon, Afghanistan and throughout Central and South America, especially regarding the foreign policy achievements of Iran and its ability to wage lethal small engagements with American … Continue reading

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