This Week in History

This week the world took time to remember two events of historical significance. The impacts of both of these events are still felt in the world today. One is a triumph of democracy over tyranny. The other is a triumph of tyranny over democracy. The first event was D-Day. Seventy years ago this week, allied …

The Establishment GOP, “Crime Family”?

We’ve met at social gathering and fundraisers, but I do not know Craig Shirley. Judging from what he told Brietbart yesterday, if correct, maybe I should get to know him a little better. If you spend enough time in the Washington, DC and Northern, Virginia region, and you enjoy politics, you’ll meet all sort of …

Congress, A Great Institution

It the holiday high season and, in Congress, that means the decoration of the federal budget Christmas tree with very expensive ornaments. A majority of the Members on the Republican side of the aisle are not going to like it; however, folks want to go home for the holidays. And they should. As Mark Twain penned …

Anointing and Baptisms

As summer begins to get closer, the 2014 election cycle will begin to rev up its engines.  This will be time to separate the potential candidates from those who will take the plunge and immerse themselves in the world of rallies, speeches, spin, knocking on doors and making phone calls.  I was thrown the gauntlet …

Boycotting Univision is not the answer, but its a good start

If you want to attract a new generation of Republican voters, focus on issues, not race. And when it comes to wooing Americans of Hispanic descent, or what the mainstream media mistakenly labels as Latinos, Hispanic-Americans, etc., my party needs to learn a lot if it is going to succeed in the long-term. Balkanizing American …

Guest Dispatch: “A Republic if we can keep it”

By Guillermo Vallejo Get the bottles of champagne ready to go.  A debt deal “solution” was finally reached.  Hopefully, you see through the media hype and realize this solution was no solution at all.  For weeks we heard most pundits appeal to bipartisanship, civility and pragmatism.  Our political leaders claim that they have reached a …

The Debt Limit Debate, A Prelude

If you think you’ve seen the last of the DC fiscal budget debates, this is just the beginning. Judging by the media coverage this week, most commentators and financial analysts may know a lot about money, but little about policymaking and politics. Capitol Hill has its own special tune and folks on the outside (i.e., …