Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policies

One of the more curious aspects about political Washington, DC is its predictability. This is true for just about every capital city anywhere in the world. Take the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17. Since 2008, the Russian bear has tested the United States and Europe. When Russian tanks and soldiers marched into Georgia, the hues and …

You’ll Need A Lot More than a BB Gun to Put Down a Charging Bear

Spend more time outside you said. Care for poor helpless animals you said. Guns are not progressive you said… pic.twitter.com/A6VcADM3Oe — Nikka (@Nikka_777) March 25, 2014 This week the U.S. Treasury Department announced a new traunch of economic sanctions that, among other things, should compel Russia to scale back adventurism in the Crimea and Ukraine.  A reporter had asked …

Morning Musings

When I was a young one, pre-teen, and growing up in the big city of Miami, if I came home before sunset during the summer time my family would look at me funny. ‘Go back out, you’re too clean,’ they’d say. These days my parents would likely end up in jail for doing that. Don’t believe …

Response to Russia: Doomed to Fail Unless Immediate Action Taken

Thursday last week I moderated a panel on Capitol Hill with the Ambassadors from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Georgia and Lithuania titled: European Ambassadors to Discuss “Russian Aggression: Exploring the Implications of Putin’s Annexation of Crimea”. The discussion was co-hosted by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and the School of Theology and Religious Studies at …

Morning Musings

Vice President Biden decrees that illegal aliens are ‘already Americans.’ Last I checked, we’re still a nation of laws. He may want to skim, for starters, 8 USC § 1325. This is just more political pandering from the Left of the Democratic Party. Rather than work with the GOP to reform existing immigration laws, they …

Morning Musings

The European Union gives up on Iran sanctions. We should’ve completed the Keystone pipeline a while ago because the U.S. Congress pressing ahead with a fresh batch of U.S. sanctions. They should listen to people who have first-hand experience: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warns that “the world stands on the brink of conflict, the consequences of which …

Russia’s Latin America Play – Someone Needs to Tell Vladimir to Butt Out …

Downtown Fredericksburg, #Virginia@VisitFredVA on Saturday evening with good friends. @YleemPobletepic.twitter.com/JZgLPwbWpk — jasonpoblete (@JasonPoblete) March 23, 2014 Yleem and I shared an enjoyable evening with good friends yesterday in Fredericksburg, Virginia. There is a lot of history in Fredericksburg, some of it pre-dating what the region is most known for today, the scene of many pivotal Civil …