Odds & Ends

Welcome to this week’s edition of odds and ends. This week’s post will be a potpourri of political stories coming out of Washington. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) will declare himself a candidate for U.S. President. His announcement needs to address the following concern: Our current President was a U.S. Senator for two years before he …

The Price of Citizenship?

  “…The Huguenins are free to think, to say, to believe, as they wish; they may even pray to the same God of their choice and follow those commandments in their personal lives wherever they lead…But there is a price, one that we all have to pay somewhere in our civic life…it is the price …

Truth & Tolerance

Paris and the rest of the world was rocked by the violence at Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper that printed a cartoon caricature of the Prophet Mohammed this past week. Islamic terrorists shot and killed twelve members of the newspaper staff all in the name of defending the Prophet’s honor. The printing of such …

WSJ Op-Ed: The U.S.-Cuba Deal Heightens the Spy Threat

The following excerpt is from op-ed by Jason and Yleem Poblete that was published this morning in the Wall Street Journal editorial page: In addition to freeing three Cuban spies on Dec. 17, President Obama announced additional concessions and sanctions-easing proposals as part of his effort to “normalize” relations with the Castro regime in Cuba. Perhaps most …

Revenge Killing of NYPD Cops: The Left Reaps What it Sows

It was very refreshing to see the NYPD send a clear signal to New York City Mayor DeBlasio that they are not happy with his leadership: Why do I single out the Left? Because the politics of hyphenation and tyranny of the minority, are just a few of the tools it uses to advance what …

If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and complained as if the U.S. was going to implode because Jeb Bush was thinking about running for President, not running …

Mini-Milestone: The 1000th Post …

Today’s post marks a minor milestone for the DC Dispatches, one that we never set out to really accomplish. Does that make it a milestone?  Anyhow it is our 1000th blog. 1,000 really sounds like a lot. In Psalm 90:4, a thousand years are merely a day gone by. It sure feels that way. It’s …