Recording Private Campaign Events Without Consent is a Crime, Maybe

For those of you involved in politics since before the “smart” phone age, what ever happened to the honor system? The law? Maybe someone has been watching one too many episodes of House of Cards or, possibly, it is just the way it is in a time when electronic surveillance is becoming a commonplace in our society.  …

Mainstreaming Socialism

I fell off my chair when MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.)to explain the difference between a Democrat and a socialist. She never answered because she can’t. It is too soon for the Democratic Party to come out of the political closet as America’s socialist party. Yet that is why this exchange was more important to …

Discernment

Discernment can be defined as “the ability to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently.” It is a rare trait in today’s world. Here are three examples or exhibits for you to ponder. Exhibit A: the Obama Administration. The Obama administration removed Cuba off its terrorism list this past Friday. With each …

Expect More Riots Unless New Leaders Emerge

There is no better manifestation of the overwhelming failure of Leftist social engineering than the raw display the past few days of criminal activity in Baltimore. It should really not come as a surprise, at least if you were born after 1970. There is a political tumor eating away at the very core of the nation’s urban …

Washington Happy Talk is Making America Dumb, Weak

Earlier this week, I met with a group of South Florida business owners in town for meetings with lawmakers and executive agency officials. They were good people with a lot of great ideas. These type of meetings are a commonplace in this town, and happen just about every day of the business week. Members of Congress, for …

Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politics

When my ancestors, yes (I’m old enough to have them already), fled Communist Cuba in the 1960s for freedom, they did so to start a new life, as Americans. Not as Cuban-Americans. Not as a Latino or Latino-American. Not as a Hispanic or Hispanic-Americans. Just a red, white, and blue American. It was also one of …

The Gucci Class Speaks

“…But what you see here goes far beyond that: It’s more akin to the Mandarin class in the Chinese Empire than the Republic the Founders intended. Virtually every decision of any consequence in American life is the decision of an intramural discussion between members of the American Mandarin class: politicians, lobbyists, and media elites whose …