Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractors

The following piece ran on the American Spectator website last week. It provides an overview of yet another battle the Left has launched against people of faith. This is not the first time radicals in the Democratic Party intimidate people of faith. There was the cake baker in Oregon. The Little Sisters of the Poor. …

Beware of Strangers Bearing Gifts

Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. Foreign investment in the United States, access to our financial system, and, especially, immigration are regulated by the federal government for a reason: it is not, and should never be, one big free for all.  For example, foreign investment in the United States is generally a …

Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’

Nothing better than a terrorist attack to set off the Left. In less than twenty-fours since a radical Islamist slaughtered more than fifty Americans, senior Democrats are playing politics with the matter. Perched at the Blue Goose in the White House press briefing room, the Instigator in Chief ignited another battle in the cultural revolution. Rather than …

On Whiners and Cowards, and Silverback Gorillas

Cincinnati Zoo officials should be commended for acting decisively, not excoriated for saving the life of human child. Of course, we are entering a post-Obama America. Blame others first, then act. Think? What’s that? The only people who really thought were the zoo keepers who took down the savage, soulless beast. People, it’s a gorilla. The zoo …

Good Morning Vietnam

First time in years that I agree with this President on a foreign policy matter – he should’ve lifted the Vietnam arms embargo a while ago. Acting in the U.S. national interest. What a concept … The only way President Obama could conceivably mess up this trip is to “apologize” while visiting Japan or make some other …

Political Pilgrimages, Sure, But To Places Other Than Facebook HQ

Muslims go to Mecca, at least once. Catholics, well, we have smorgasbord of holy sites. Lourdes. Fatima. The Vatican. For Judaism, it is the Western Wall. To my Jewish friends, hurry, before political correctness leads to a ‘prayer space‘ and other politically correct zones of worship. For the non-believers, you may not agree, but you too …

Reparations for Cuba: That Dog Does Not Hunt

U.S. and Cuba officials meet this week in Havana to, allegedly, create a framework or roadmap for future talks. In other words, it is a meeting about nothing. As it has done for decades, Cuba wants to discuss billions of dollars in reparations that is says U.S. taxpayers owe Cuba because of the alleged damages caused by U.S. …