Barack Obama, David Cameron

Obama’s Paid Ransom to Iran Shows Why Nuclear Deal Excluded a Signed Treaty

News this week revealing the Obama administration’s handing over to Iran roughly $400 million to secure the full release of American hostages underscores certain truths and, in Bill Clinton’s own words, the president’s “awful legacy”. The manner in which he wired the funds, however, place into context why the Iran Deal was horrible, why the Western allies capitulated on every point to the Iranians, the … Continue reading Obama’s Paid Ransom to Iran Shows Why Nuclear Deal Excluded a Signed Treaty

Trump

Is the Charge of the Light Brigade Finally Sweeping Away the “Suicidal” Trump Campaign?

As the “Trump Train” rages along the path to purgatory, one wonders whether his inane ramblings can avoid derailment. Narcissists like Trump must self-immolate before a captivated audience fearful of the aspiring tyrant if he is to be felled. And August 2, 2016 may go down as the night America received an early unexpected Christmas gift. CNBC’s John Harwood tweeted reports of potentially catastrophic desertions by Trump campaign staffers described by inside sources to be … Continue reading Is the Charge of the Light Brigade Finally Sweeping Away the “Suicidal” Trump Campaign?

Trump and Clinton

A Nation Sold to Moscow or An American Islamic Socialist Republic?

What difference, at this point, does it make when the scorecard on both presidential candidates’ scandals reflects the first half of a basketball game? Not one bit considering for all intents and purposes, Hillary Clinton’s platform is available to the highest bidder among the donor class or, in Donald Trump’s case, the classic prototypical candidate groomed to be Vladimir Putin’s puppet czar for a new American Potemkin … Continue reading A Nation Sold to Moscow or An American Islamic Socialist Republic?

Economy

The Devolution of the Nation-State and Cultural Renaissance by Individuals

The common tie binding America into the global arena is the international banking system, most notably anchored by the International Monetary Fund and central banks. It is as old a truth as the history of man, that he who controls the monetary supply can manipulate the trends of domestic trade under a geopolitical framework. As Lord Acton noted, “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will … Continue reading The Devolution of the Nation-State and Cultural Renaissance by Individuals

Putin

Is the Republican Party the Pawn of Vladimir Putin?

Legend has it that bellicose successor to Stalin’s role as Soviet dictator, Nikita Khrushchev, famously yelled before the United Nations in 1960 following British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan’s speech condemning Soviet aggression in the Third World and Eastern Europe, “We will bury you!” But while the United States won the Cold War without firing a shot during the Reagan/Bush years, America’s weakness some 27 years after the … Continue reading Is the Republican Party the Pawn of Vladimir Putin?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: The Weakest Presidential Candidate in History

Three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton appeared poised to break a massive lead on Donald Trump. Mr. Trump did not receive the initial favorable bounce so customary of presidential candidates during their party’s conventions. But my oh my how that all changed, and not because the American people have swallowed the cyanide-laced Kool Aid and learned to love Donald Trump — in fact, far from so. Another catastrophic scandal … Continue reading Hillary Clinton: The Weakest Presidential Candidate in History

Hillary-Dont-Say

Clinton Privilege Alive and Well in the Aftermath of the FBI’s Failed E-mail Investigation

Less than an hour after FBI Director James Comey announced to no one’s astonishment that Hillary Clinton would not face charges for illegally forwarding classified intelligence dossiers through her private e-mail, I finally decided to acknowledge a wise truth about the Clintons as well as their friend, associate, and current “opponent” in the race for the White House, Donald Trump, and long-established politicians in Washington. The Clintons … Continue reading Clinton Privilege Alive and Well in the Aftermath of the FBI’s Failed E-mail Investigation

John Kasich

Departments of Culture and Nationalized Media Would Manufacture the American Caesar We’ve Always Dreaded

Students of history will wisely pay heed to the lessons attributed to China’s “Cultural Revolution”. There were to be sure merits behind the very public gestures offered by Gov. John Kasich to expand American exceptionalism while campaigning. However the record will demonstrate Chairman Mao Zedong’s decision to engage in concentrated social engineering proved catastrophic. It is counterintuitive for government to mold public opinion through mass psychology by applying its … Continue reading Departments of Culture and Nationalized Media Would Manufacture the American Caesar We’ve Always Dreaded