Peace on Earth?

What kind of world are we living in? In the category of healthy self-esteem we have a guy running for President who has allegedly compared himself to Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. These three ran their countries and won wars ( the Second World, the Falklands, and the Cold one, respectively). The man […]

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Several Untruths

Here are 4 things some people believe and my responses to them: Newt Gingrich still has a chance to be President.  Reality:  plenty of people still like the guy, but a majority of Republicans are not in his corner.  The loss of several key staffers recently would indicate that even some of those who were

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Osama, Obama, and Bush

Osama (or suddenly for some reason “Usama” if you prefer) bin Laden was killed just a few days ago, and I was surprised and amused (at first) by the suggestion that George W. Bush actually deserves credit for this.  It was Bush’s plan to go after bin Laden, the argument goes, Obama was just the

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No Fly Zone? No Win Zone?

The policy of the United States towards recent events in Libya seems to be taking shape.  President Barack Obama wants Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi out of power.  the United States will not try to oust him, but we are participating in the creation of a no-fly zone over parts of Libya in an effort to

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Obama vs. Nixon

In a speech on foreign policy recently, specifically the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said that, really, our priority needs to be the American economy.  I was struck with how much the President’s priorities were just the opposite of Richard Nixon’s, which certainly doesn’t sound like a bad thing, but let me

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