Hello again! I started the blog in 2007; however, more than our fair share of a few technical glitches a few months ago -- some more serious than others -- and the editors opted to, essentially, start over. The older posts we can recover shall be reposted in due course. Next time, I'll hire an expert to [...]
When the Obama administration re-established diplomatic relations with communist Cuba in 2016, a few of his closest advisors worked hard to create clever workarounds U.S. laws that are supposed to restrict, not make it easier, to do business with human rights abusers and Cuba's nascent but expanding oligarch class. Cuba's premature removal from the state [...]
Besides exposing this malign activity, the United States should pressure all nations who sign contracts for Cuban medical workers to cancel the contracts and not sign new contracts.
No deal in Norway for Venezuela's opposition. No surprise. You cannot compromise with a narco-terror criminal cartel. From the onset, the secret Venezuela-Norway talks struck me as odd. It makes for good publicity, for Europe. However, flying more than ten hours to Olso, there are no direct flights from Caracas, makes about as much sense [...]
One of many shibboleths tossed about by opponents of U.S. sanctions policy is that it hurts the people, not the intended targets. That is one of the reasons why there have been changes in U.S. law to address this alleged argument. The real reason for changes to sanctions laws in this space: money for certain [...]
President Trump has leaned into the matter; yet rather than rally to the nation's best interests and support the President, the gloom and doom brigade will keep preaching the gospel of doom and make his life as difficult as they can.
Schools should focus on education and leave politics to the parents and other family members. Here in Virginia, the Fairfax County School Board has other plans. At least one board member of Virginia’s largest school district wants to allow junior high students to engage in political activities during the school day. That makes as much [...]