The Bigger Picture

  The Russians had nothing to do with Hillary’s loss to Trump.  Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because her campaign made some mistakes in terms of election strategy.  Her staff failed to adapt to the political terrain of 2016.  They assumed that they would get a turnout to near Obama’s level in 2008 and …

The 2016 Political Looking Glass

‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover politically with so much of this high-profile criticism coming from noted Republicans such as these, almost weekly?’ It went, it seemed, on …

A Political Cyber War, the New Age of American Politics

It was probably the most Debbie Downer political event of all time. Sure, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) cost millions to produce, but the American people were robbed. Unless you watched gavel to gavel coverage, we were robbed of the opportunity to learn how truly extreme the Democratic Party has become and how it will continue …

e-Mailgate Is a Symptom of a Larger Problem

The Hillary Clinton e-mail debacle makes for great fodder for the chattering class, political operatives, and, even foreign governments. For an overwhelming majority of Americans, however, the former Secretary of State is, at best, a political footnote. It’s just another dumb thing done by a power-hungry politician that, in Hillary Clinton’s case, only cares about …

Freyre: Odds & Ends, Mid Summer Edition

Welcome to this month’s column of odds and ends. To say that the political landscape has been hot, very hot would be too much of a cliché. But with the upcoming Presidential elections and with the recent US Supreme Court rulings, the Spanish word ‘caliente‘ (or hot) would be an understatement. With the Iowa caucuses and …

Did Kirsten Powers – a Clinton Administration Political Appointee – Support Sending Elian Gonzalez Back to Cuba?

We rarely watch political news talk shows in the evening. Even in the Washington, DC Metro Area amigos, you need to cut it off at some reasonable time every day. Yesterday was an exception. I caught a segment on the Bill O’Reilly show on immigration and the children situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. A former …

Morning Musings

We’re fast approaching the Iraq silly season in this town. It happens just about every summer, except this year it is a lot hotter than usual in the region so the chattering class is busier than usual. The person they should be listening to, former UN Ambassador John Bolton, has said all about Iraq that …