Act in the U.S. Interest, Indict Fidel Castro

If you are wondering when was the last time the U.S. acted in its national interest with regards to Cuba, rather than in the interests of others, you would have to review the Reagan Administration. During the past few years the Bush Administration has most pursued a policy that focuses more on the interests of …

Federal Tax Dollars to Fund Organ Harvest Ambulance Pilot Program in New York City

When I first read about the proposed Rapid Organ Recovery Ambulance (RORA) program in New York City, the first thing I thought about was China. While the comparison is completely unfair, the thought of an Organ Ambulance sounded, at first, like the Chinese Government’s well-documented program of harvesting organs from political dissidents then selling them …

U.S. Targets Hizballah in Venezuela

The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday issued a press release announcing the designation of two Venezuelan-based supporters of the terrorist group Hizballah. The Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said that “[i]t is extremely troubling to see the Government of Venezuela employing and providing safe harbor to Hizballah facilitators and fundraisers. …

Look Up GOP, You May Re-Learn Something

If you live in the Washington, DC area long enough, you will eventually be visited by droves of relatives and friends; some that you never knew you had. For some reason, the visits come every so often, in two to four year cycles. A visit from family and friends is a good thing. In a …

Elian Gonzalez’s “Health Advisor” to Get Medal of Freedom?

And, just in case you are wondering about Elian Gonzalez’s fate since returning to Cuba, be advised that he has been well attended to by the Ministry of the Interior. Indeed, just today the Cuban Communist Party announced that Elian had just joined Cuba’s Youth Communist Union. The Medal of Freedom for Shalala? Come on. …

We Are Wasting Time on Cuba, Indict Fidel Castro and More

Cuba’s main trading and investment partners see political chum in Potomac and are wasting no time taking advantage of it. The European Union led by Spain, and the sometimes reliable Mexico, have launched yet another attempt to try and force the U.S. to ease sanctions on Cuba right before the 2008 elections. Why? Your guess …

Recycling: Governments Do Less With More Taxes, Consumers Do More

I read an article by an Swedish PhD candidate about recycling in his native Sweden that I encourage you to read. Republican Party leaders and policymakers should also read it as the party struggles to find its message on this issue. I expect there are many Americans who feel the same way about recycling, but …