Can Globalism and Nationalism Coexist?

Recently, I came across an interesting article titled, “Our national leaders have failed us. It’s time to hand over power to global institutions.” The article was posted on the World Economic Forum’s website. The World Economic Forum is the organization that has its yearly event at Davos, Switzerland. A link to the article is found …

The Bigger Picture

  The Russians had nothing to do with Hillary’s loss to Trump.  Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because her campaign made some mistakes in terms of election strategy.  Her staff failed to adapt to the political terrain of 2016.  They assumed that they would get a turnout to near Obama’s level in 2008 and …

Someone Needs to Remind Cuba That Access to the U.S. Market Is a Privilege, Not a Right

A federal judge in Miami has locked up a merry band of Cubans who were abusing U.S. and Florida laws to create sham marriages to secure entry to the U.S. This case is just one of many concrete examples why the Cuban Adjustment Act needs to be reformed, or replaced, with a better law that …

In Praise Of Congress???

It is not very often that I have praised a government agency or even Congress. However, every now and then the federal government surprises me and, this time, it is in the cyber security arena. The majority staff for the House Committee on Homeland Security issued a report regarding the current debate on encryption. The …

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 …

The GOP Final Four

To paraphrase the old Chinese proverb, we are certainly living in some interesting times. The GOP primary is now pared down to four candidates and the dynamics of this race are getting more interesting. Without much further ado, here are my thoughts on where the race stands. 2+3 is greater than 1+4: The current delegate …

Recording Private Campaign Events Without Consent is a Crime, Maybe

For those of you involved in politics since before the “smart” phone age, what ever happened to the honor system? The law? Maybe someone has been watching one too many episodes of House of Cards or, possibly, it is just the way it is in a time when electronic surveillance is becoming a commonplace in our society.  …