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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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    Iran In Context

    In his January 2002 State of the Union speech President George W Bush highlighted the “Axis of Evil”, three countries which constitute a threat of nuclear proliferation and support for

    Virginia: A Local Businessman’s Perspective

    Amid all of the commentary by “pundits from afar” it is occasionally interesting to hear from knowledgeable citizens “on the ground” who are not part of the media, the political

    Immigration: Take Number 10

    Back in the Dark Ages, before all of the stuff that Obama didn’t know about – Benghazi, the NSA spying on Americans and foreign leaders, the IRS targeting his political opponents,

    Those Lucky Conservatives

    For at least a generation the narrative has been that the inevitable march of history has been toward the expansion of the state as a provider of life’s necessities for

    Financial Impasses: Political Fallout

    Most of my Democratic friends, like the White House staff, are gloating about how the government shutdown and the debt ceiling cliff-hanger will scorch the Republicans in the 2014 elections.

    California GOP Optimism

    A break this week from the gloom and doom of Syria, budget impasses and the debt default – last week I attended the California Republican Convention in Anaheim and found it

    Obamacare: The Penalty for Presidential Dishonesty

    “It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by  deceit.”  Noel Coward “I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking

    Defunding Obamacare: Two Strategies and No Plan

    The debate du jour within the Republican Party is not about philosophy or objectives, it is about the best strategy for defunding Obamacare. One group thinks it must be done now,

    Syria: The Pelosi Factor

    This is speculation. Generally, one of the benefits of blogging is the ability to embed authoritative links – to polls, to news articles, to expert analysis. This week there are no links, just speculation. The

    In Putin We Trust

    Like “nature or nurture” in child rearing, historians can argue about the importance of the individual in the rise and fall of nations – the Mongols without Genghis Khan; the