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: - (weekly op-ed blog) - The Target - nuclear terrorism thriller


    Beyond Obamacare: The Evolving Biotech Age

    Premise: The age from about 1910 (Henry Ford) to 1969 (moon landing) contained astonishing advances in transportation. The age from about 1969 (ARPAnet)  through 1980 (Apple II), 1998 (Google) and

    November 5 : What’s the Plan?

    Back in 1994 the American public knew that if they voted for Republicans for Congress they would get Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey’s Contract with America. They did; and they

    November 4: A Building Wave

    After the terrible disappointment of the 2012 Presidential race, one is reluctant to let one’s expectations get too far out in front of the calendar. Reporters want things to be

    Confronting Radical Islam: Key Allies

    President Obama’s Middle East policy is imploding, a spasm of activity seems to be disconnected from specific objectives, and we are assured that the deployment of an Army division headquarters to

    ISIS: The Three Questions

    To understand the war against ISIS, it is best to separate the discussion into three parts: 1. Is President Obama’s strategy logical? 2. Can Team Obama execute the strategy? 3. Can the

    Education: Think Globally; Act Locally

    In assessing America’s international competitiveness, many experts would give us good marks for having deep capital markets, high entrepreneurship, and a “best in class” university system. That is why people come here

    Putin’s Poodle

    Back in the 80′s Margaret Thatcher’s critics in the Labor Party referred to the British Prime Minister as “Reagan’s Poodle”. The two conservative icons sometimes disagreed during their largely overlapping and

    President Obama’s “Peace For Our Time” Moment

    For those who have studied the history of the 20th Century, 2014 is feeling a lot like 1938, when Neville Chamberlain returned to London from Munich waving a treaty he signed

    Governors: The Republican Farm Team

    More and more, one hears the acknowledgement that Barack Obama was not prepared to be president. For a liberal, that is a way of avoiding discussion about his failures being due

    The Lame Duck: Looming Changes

    For the past six years leftist progressive and labor-oriented centrist Democrats have been united behind Barack Obama who has had no interest in working with the Republicans, and only slightly more in