Odds & Ends from South Florida

Welcome to this month’s odds and ends from sunny South Florida. This month’s column is an eclectic mix of news. Right off the bat, it was reported how the U.S. government recruited various students from Latin America to go to Cuba in order to create a “Cuban Spring.” This report makes me wonder why would …

Morning Musings

Your medical records are for sale. Your sensitive health data will be hacked. It is only a matter of time. And that is not much Uncle Sam can do to stop it, says one expert. As I’ve said numerous times on this blog, the anti-NSA lobby is on overdrive and, in addition to weakening U.S. …

Morning Musings

I’m certain the FDA will rush approval of this medical device: implantable birth control chip could deliver a anti-contraceptive dose for at least 16 years. According to the device maker, funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the chip also comes complete with an “on and off” switch. Maybe they should also add …

Texas Congressman’s Proposal Conditions US Foreign Assistance on Border Security

Congress must hold these nations accountable by restricting and conditioning assistance, as well as revisiting terms of several trade agreements or imposing penalties, yes tariffs (on trade, not people), on nations that refuse to take concrete steps to get a handle on migration issues. Truly comprehensive reform must include a foreign policy and national security component …

Did Kirsten Powers – a Clinton Administration Political Appointee – Support Sending Elian Gonzalez Back to Cuba?

We rarely watch political news talk shows in the evening. Even in the Washington, DC Metro Area amigos, you need to cut it off at some reasonable time every day. Yesterday was an exception. I caught a segment on the Bill O’Reilly show on immigration and the children situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. A former …

Republicans Should Offer ‘Take It or Leave It’ Border Security Legislation

The Republicans should cease negotiating with the President and the Democrats in Congress on immigration matters and offer a streamlined proposal of targeted updates and changes to the immigration system. It should be a take it our leave it offer that would focus on business visas, border security, and nothing else. A take it or …

U.S. Can Learn A Lot From Israel About Secure Borders

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary electoral defeat in the Commonwealth of Virginia is being attributed to many things. Political scientists and other analysts will plumb the many political nuances of this campaign for weeks, months, and possibly years. Indeed, the college professor who beat the Majority Leader, first time a Majority Leader has been …