Breaking Up the D.C. Latin America Policy Cartel

It was Fourth of July recess week in Washington, D.C. this week. A good time of the year to catch up with colleagues, especially those working on Capitol Hill. One of the many meetings I had this week focused on recent developments in the Western Hemisphere, especially Latin America and the Caribbean. Frankly, some of the …

European ‘Refugee,’ Look East

Despite immense political pressure from globalist policy elites, mostly on the Left, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, seems committed to calling out his political foes who lurk in the shadows of the NGO world. Orbán has a point or two, and western leaders should pay close attention to what he and colleagues in other European nations …

Communist Cuba’s Raping of the Land and People Continues

Communist Cuba is in a bind, a really expensive one. And because the overseers have failed to implement political reforms, or reforms of any kind, foreign investors need to carefully weigh the risks. Cuba needs oil, a lot of it. That is why it helped take over Venezuela in the late 1990s- cheap and free oil. …

The State of Our Union: A Reflection

  “They say that if you go to his grave and speak loud and clear, “Dan’l Webster-Dan’l Web- ster!” the ground’ll begin to shiver and the trees begin to shake. And after a while you’ll hear a deep voice saying, “Neighbor, how stands the Union?” Then you better answer the Union stands as she stood, …