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Graduate: USAF Academy; Georgetown University; USAF Intelligence School Employment History: Pabst Brewing (VP): Kraft Foods (VP) Political History: Served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs); 2 Terms on Glendale (Wisc.) School Board; member Oakland (CA) Military Institute charter school Board Hobbies: Politics; Financial Management; Writing Author of: - www.RightinSanFrancisco.com (weekly op-ed blog) - The Target - nuclear terrorism thriller

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    2016: A Call for a Team Approach

    This week’s blog is inspired by informed reader and long time friend Dick Greenwood of South Carolina. The premise: When the Democrats search for someone other than Hillary as a nominee or spokesman, the cupboard is bare. The risk with Republicans is that they have so many well qualified potential candidates that the media will be able to orchestrate a “war of attrition” if they focus | Read More »

    2016: Thinning the Republican Herd

    Reflecting the fact that there are more political reporters than legitimate news, mentions of the large field of Republican presidential candidates are again on the rise. Maybe you will read an article about Donald Trump; maybe you will pay attention to some idiotic statement by an outlier trying to break through. It is a transitory problem. There will be good grazing lands through the summer for those who have | Read More »

    Hillary’s Moral Bankruptcy

    Mitt Romney’s 47% gaffe was fatal because it played into the Daddy Warbucks caricature that had already been created. With even the  New York Times now willing to speak some truth about Hillary’s ethical vacuum, the “morally bankrupt” narrative is so rich that there are actually three varieties: that which she inherited from husband Bill, that which she shares with him, and that which she has earned | Read More »

    Congress: What’s Plan B

    OK, Plan A didn’t work. For those of us who hoped that 54 seats in the Senate and 245 seats in the House would allow Republicans to put bills on the President’s desk, it was a false hope with three fatal flaws:  Senate rules require 60 votes to get a bill to the floor; there are at least 50 members of the House who are more | Read More »

    Defeating Muslim Extremists: Know Your Enemy

    Back to Sun Tsu and The Art of War: Victory begins with a profound understanding of your adversary.  With the Somali Islamists threatening to attack American shopping malls as they did in Nairobi last year, and the President refusing to utter the phrase “Islamic terrorism”, it is no wonder that the portion of Americans who believe that we are winning this war is down to 15%. | Read More »

    Scott Walker’s Education Ace

    Amid the Democrats’ furor about Income Inequality there is a huge, obvious gap in the discussion. It exists; it is becoming greater; it is largely a result of globalization and technology. So, what can be done?  One major, obvious answer is education reform, but that offends the teachers’ unions so no Democratic politician dares go there. Into the void come Jeb Bush and Common Core with national standards | Read More »

    2015: A Time to Govern

                                                     Ecclesiastes 3      To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, | Read More »

    The Bill Clinton Factor

    At this point the 2016 Republican presidential conjecture is about the horse race. On the Democrat side the biggest question is how Bill fits into the plan. How can Hillary and the “labor Democrat” machine harness the “good old days” without the baggage? How can she tap into the best political skills in the party without giving up center stage?  This week President Clinton made a | Read More »

    Campaign 2016:The Domestic Theme

    It is not clear where the decision is made – in David Axelrod’s Chicago apartment, in the editorial room of the New York Times, in the Harvard faculty lounge, or at a George Soros-funded think tank, but it has definitely been decided. It has made its way into the State of the Union; it is undoubtedly on some liberal ListServ telling journalists what to write | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Last Hurrah!

    Tuesday’s State of the Union address was the last time anybody will be listening to this century’s most gifted political speaker. Next year all of the Democrats will be fawning around Hillary (or whoever) and all of the Republicans will be looking for talking points for their presidential debates. President Obama’s ideology is too far left for the majority of the country, his executive skills and interest are deplorable, and | Read More »