Reforming Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Long Overdue, starting with Congress

Sore losers. That is what came to mind when I listened to the outgoing chairman of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence pontificate on the Senate floor this week. Take my word for it, she says, it was torture. That datum, repeated for the benefit, mostly, of the New York Times editorial board and Edward …

Gruber-ing the CIA (and the American People)

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and others on the Left who support her, are about to Gruber the American people and the CIA. It will not be healthcare, but rather intelligence (or lack thereof). The outgoing, thankfully, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will spearhead one more campaign to further weaken the intelligence services. …

Morning Musings

Congress is out-of-town this week; so is the President. Before the President departed for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, he blamed ‘intelligence estimates’ for the genocide in Iraq. Predictable thing for the President to do. Blame someone else. However, over in the Senate, members of the President’s political party say boots on the ground needed. Fast. Even …

Morning Musings

Congress is out for about five weeks. It will do wonders for the country. Good things. Several thousand of our closet “friends” may be on vacation, but it remains a somewhat busy week in DC. Another European bank is navigating a potential economic sanctions bramble with the U.S. Treasury Department.  According to Reuters, France’s Credit Agricole has approached U.S. authorities to …

Morning Musings

Congress adjourned for a long August recess. Critics argue they’ve done nothing. The President berates them. But that, my friends, is a very good thing. The longer they’re in town these days, the more they tend to muck things up. While the U.S. and the E.U. try to figure out what to do about Russian adventurism …

Morning Musings

There is a lot in the news these days that will drive most folks to distraction, simply tune out. But if you are paying attention, of all the pressing issues, the most important for the future of our country is southwest border security crisis. If the rumblings in this town are true, the President is about …

Morning Musings

Your medical records are for sale. Your sensitive health data will be hacked. It is only a matter of time. And that is not much Uncle Sam can do to stop it, says one expert. As I’ve said numerous times on this blog, the anti-NSA lobby is on overdrive and, in addition to weakening U.S. …