Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time

Of all the things that President Obama has announced during the course of his administration, trying to reshape the narrative relating to the war against radical Islam may prove to be the most damaging to the country and, indeed, the world. The President’s June 2009 Cairo University speech, and actions such as the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, …

Odds & Ends from South Florida

Welcome to this month’s odds and ends from sunny South Florida. This month’s column is an eclectic mix of news. Right off the bat, it was reported how the U.S. government recruited various students from Latin America to go to Cuba in order to create a “Cuban Spring.” This report makes me wonder why would …

Virginia Aftershock, A South Floridian’s View

Yesterday, the D.C. establishment was shocked by House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss. Here are some random thoughts from South Florida. This upset serves as a good reminder of the three important lessons that all incumbents need to learn: • It is a privilege to serve your constituents. As Tip O’Neil once said, …

Why Venezuela Matters

By the time you read this post tomorrow, the situation in Venezuela will become increasingly worse. The results of bad economic policies, government restrictions on freedoms, violence, and corruption have ignited a nationwide protest against Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro. In order to get a better understanding of the situation in Venezuela click here. Notwithstanding the …

Immigration Reform???

There will be no immigration reform this year. There. I posted it. I can imagine the shock coming from both the left and the right. Every election year cycle the cry for immigration reform goes out. The cry for immigration reform is the beginning of a political kabuki theatre. There is anticipated hope and then …

What Establishment Republicans Do Not Understand

Create an inkblot and what do you see? That is the essence of the Rorschach test. Mention the phrase “The Tea Party” what do you think? With the pending government shutdown that is the question that the media and the rest of the political class is asking. What exactly is the Tea Party? To some, …

Terry McAuliffe’s Potential Cuba Problem, Part 2

The gubernatorial debate earlier this week was a clear win for Cuccinelli camp. They needed it. McAuliffe demeanor throughout the debate telegraphed a somewhat dismissive air; an individual devoid of ideas and determined to stick with a talking points approach for just about everything. I have not really been focusing on the Virginia gubernatorial campaign, but …