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


    The Great Obamacare Rollout

    Let’s try to learn something from the Obamacare rollout – not just what the New York Times trumpets, but not just what the Drudge Report headlines claim either. There really is

    The ABCs of Common Core

    With the massive Public Relations campaign for Obamacare registration winding down, the next big $100 million campaign supporting a new federal initiative is ramping up. Five years in the works, the

    The Angst of Veterans

    It is perhaps to be expected that five years into the reign of a liberal Democrat president, after a decade of war, and with four years of increasing budget constraint,

    The Incredible Shrinking President

    Back in the day Pedro Martinez, the ace Red Sox pitcher, let slip after a losing effort against the Yankees that perhaps they were his Daddy. It seems that within

    Encouragement and Abandonment in the Age of Obama

    You’ve got to suspect that the tide is turning when the Washington Post’s editorial board titles an editorial “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”, and concludes that  “military strength,

    Chuck Hagel’s Budget: Sounding Retreat

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Defense Department budget tells us all what we knew – America’s reduced role on the world geopolitical stage extends far beyond the mere withdrawal of troops from

    The Great California Drought

    Before She rested on the seventh day, God created the Sierra Nevada mountains to catch a bountiful winter rain and snowfall, and a vast fertile but arid valley to the

    The Morality of Obama’s Wagon

    Dinesh D’Souza, conservative intellectual and producer of 2016: Obama’s America, recently commented on the inverted morality of praising those who are “sitting in the wagon” and demonizing those who are “pulling the wagon”. (See

    The Sunni Jihadist Rebirth

    The most important news in the past week was not the humiliation of Peyton Manning, the arrest of a leading Bitcoin entrepreneur, or the drug death of another Hollywood celebrity;

    Inequality: the Obama Legacy

    The State of the Union speech really had two messages: 1. We are faced with three years of a lame duck. President Obama will not try to work with Congress and has no