Democrat Machine Panics

The Democrats are spinning this morning that Congressman Paul Ryan will not be in Florida today because of his stance on Medicare. Is that the best they can do? In Congressman Paul Ryan we finally have someone running for national office who can explain, in plain English, why we must make tough choices on entitlement …

Political Boogeymen, Hyenas, and Talismans

A political feeding frenzy is about to begin and it may seem like the Democrats are steps ahead. The Republicans, however, may be handed what amounts to rhetorical manna: frank talk.It is now very clear, for any one who cares to see it, that what was supposed to be a budget deal last week was …

Around Town …

Last week, a virtual Obama issued a statement on export controls reform during an annual export controls federal government confab hosted by the Department of Commerce.  The praise flowed: “a strong first step” said the Business Roundtable, “undoubtedly welcome” penned Ars Technica, and the National Foreign Trade Council said the reform will be “significant,” to …

Around Town …

The Australian newspaper reported earlier this week that the Australian government has blocked several shipments of controlled items including water pumps used to cool nuclear reactors.  Ominously titled “Kevin Rudd’s secret war on Iran,” the reporter who penned the article asks readers to contact them if they have had exports blocked by the government.  That …

Changes to U.S.-Cuba Sanctions Helps Cuban Troglodytes, Hurts U.S. Interests and Freedom

“Obama’s Latin America team, especially NSC officials, have zealously made de-Bushification a priority in Western Hemisphere Affairs…” The very targeted changes to U.S.-Cuba sanctions regulations announced late yesterday will allow for increased travel by Cuban-Americans to Cuba, more remittances, and travel by U.S. persons employed by telecommunications and agriculture companies.   The amendment to the …

New Imperialism in Honduras, Obama Style

A little over six months in the Obama Administration and his advisers have positioned the President as the quintessential “Ugly American” in Latin America.  Recent moves to punish Honduran democracy will hurt U.S. economic and strategic interests in Honduras and Central America.  It will also serve to further fuel a rabid anti-American populism whose sole …

The Security and Prosperity Partnership, Your Tax Dollars At Work? Congressional Oversight Needed

A majority of American taxpayers do not know how their hard-earned tax dollars are spent by Washington, much less the specific programs and initiatives that are launched by policymakers in Washington, DC and around the world using U.S. monies.  If our government was more transparent, I suspect that more people would pay closer attention to these …