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 …

Congressman Don Beyer Donations Exposed in Latest DNC Hack

We live in Northern Virginia and, politically, in one of the most Democratic counties of the Commonwealth: Arlington. It is the very proud home of the Pentagon, as well as home to a large number of the brave men and women who serve our nation; however, we also have $1 million bus stops and the politicians have …

U.S.-Cuba Policy: They Have “Conversations”

Congress will soon return from an extended summer break. Lawmakers will dedicate a paltry 15 legislative days before, in the lead up to the November 8 elections, Congress will again adjourn for about five weeks. Overall, that’s good news! The longer lawmakers and politicians are in town, the higher the risk of kooky things happening in the …

The 2016 Political Looking Glass

‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover politically with so much of this high-profile criticism coming from noted Republicans such as these, almost weekly?’ It went, it seemed, on …

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 …

Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC

For many years Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.) has bucked President Obama on U.S.-Cuba policy by voting to maintain the embargo. Yet over the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Wasserman-Shultz seems to tolerate a totally different position by allowing Democratic Party headquarters to be used as a platform for sanctions-easing advocates. It turns out that at least one of DNC …

Lynch Must Go, Appoint An Independent Counsel

The more we learn about Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s 30-minute private meeting with former President Bill Clinton, it goes from bad to worse. The Democrats are not even trying to hide the cover up anymore. They’re acting as if all is hunky-dory. Lynch needs to resign and Congress should press for the appointment of an Independent …