Issues Trumped Partisan Politics in Arlington County Special Election

For the first time since the 1990s a Republican won a seat on the Arlington County Board. Attorney John Vihstadt won yesterday’s special election by a rather healthy margin. His secret? We’re tired in these parts of the County’s (controlled by the Arlington Democratic Party machine) tax and spend policies, especially on wasteful programs such as million …

Oliver Stone, Political Numskull

Oliver Stone is, at best, a political numskull. And, with his latest docudrama about Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, Stone has somehow managed to give conspiracy theorists a bad name. A few years ago, Stone produced a propaganda film praising Chavez and the Bolivarian anti-American movement. Up until a few days ago, I had no idea …

Diplomatic Happy Talk Leads to Western Hemisphere Ambivalence

Joel Pollack at Brietbart recently posted a piece that I wanted to share with our readers, “Why Are Conservative Media Ignoring Venezuela?”. In reality, all media are ignoring Venezuela and all things related to the Western Hemisphere and the reason for it, in large measure, is how the White House has failed to articulate a …

Venezuela “Pacts” May be One Bridge Too Far, Too Late

There is an interesting piece by Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post on the unfolding crisis in Venezuela. Diehl clearly lays out the seemingly benign neglect, or curiously ambivalence, by policymakers and diplomats toward the oil-rich Andean nation. What is interesting about it is that a senior editor of The Washington Post has to put pen …

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 …

Paranoid Venezuelan Regime Expels U.S. Diplomats, Again.

Time for More Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s new strongman, is anything but ordinary. Unlike his loquacious and rambunctious predecessor, Maduro is a politically rudderless boob who prefers to allow puppet-masters in Havana tell him what to do. And he is not doing a very good job at that either. The country …

Chavez Dead. Chavismo Lives, but Freedom Stronger

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez died yesterday. Finally. Now the Venezuelan people must deal with his brutal legacy, Chavismo, as well as those in the government that defend it. Chavismo is a radical, left-wing ideology that is uniquely Venezuelan, but heavily influenced by the Cuban regime and the Cuban Communist Party. There are other countries in the …