Political Pilgrimages, Sure, But To Places Other Than Facebook HQ

Muslims go to Mecca, at least once. Catholics, well, we have smorgasbord of holy sites. Lourdes. Fatima. The Vatican. For Judaism, it is the Western Wall. To my Jewish friends, hurry, before political correctness leads to a ‘prayer space‘ and other politically correct zones of worship. For the non-believers, you may not agree, but you too …

Former BNP Employee’s David vs Goliath Moment

In a David versus Goliath legal battle, a former BNP Paribas employee took his former employer to court and won. I first learned of this case in the summer of 2014. In addition to the corporate compliance aspect of matter, I wrote about broader issues related to Europe’s culture in decline, especially the continent’s increasing intolerance toward Jewish minority groups. Two years later, Jean-Marc Orlando and his …

Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.

Every now and then I enjoy breaking away, far away, from the belly of the beast. The farther from the Washington, DC Metro area the better. It is an added bonus if you can be with people in fields and socio-economic backgrounds other than your own. If you’re open to it, it affords perspective and can …

Catholic Bishop: Good Friday Came Three Days Early

An important fact about the Brussels terrorists attacks lost on most Western media is its religious dimension. I’m not talking about the refusal by the American and European Left to label the attackers what they are radical Islamic jihadists. Rather, I’m referring to the timing. Holy Week is the most solemn time in the year for Christians. For …

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 …

Lawlessness on U.S.-Cuba Policy, the New Normal

Cuba is far from being an emerging economy; because of political and economic immaturity, they are more akin to an underdeveloped nation. No matter how hard the Obama administration tries to subvert U.S. law through the regulatory process, and make no mistake about it, they have been doing so, Cuba remains a frontier market that also …

U.S. Money Will Probably Fund Iranian Terrorism, Proliferation

As you read or listen to stories about the implementation about the Iran deal, keep the following in mind: The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States to deny Iran the ability to support acts of international terrorism and to fund the development and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and …