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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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    The IRS Special Counsel

    There is much logic to calls by Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, and others for a special counsel to investigate the IRS’ assault on conservative organizations. Unfortunately this tool to restore

    Current Scandals in Perspective

    Let’s not over-state the significance of this week’s emerging scandals in Washington. The history of Western civilization is a story of the rise of the standing of the individual against

    The Have’s and the Have Not’s

    Reality bites. The rich continue to get richer while the middle class and the poor are falling behind. That’s the Democratic narrative, and it is true. Some of this is

    Trusting Government

    One of my favorite writers, Erick Erickson, recently referred to “a time (when) distrust of government is commonly held sentiment.” Trusting government has three dimentions: are they trying to do

    Keystone XL Paralysis

    Not since his year-long dithering before agreeing to double American troop strength in Afghanistan with a commitment to withdraw by a date certain has President Obama so clearly demonstrated his

    The Lame Duck

    Barack Obama has never seemed to be interested in or good at governing – sometimes to the detriment of the nation, and sometimes to our benefit. The paramount question four

    Seeking Optimism

    At a recent large family outing I got cornered by a liberal Democrat who was lamenting the growing disparity between the rich and the poor and the bleak prospects for

    Global Leadership?: Nyet

    One could make the case – and Dinesh D’Souza has quite convincingly – that President Obama’s policies for much of the world reflect the anti-imperial activism of his Kenyan father

    Education: The Positive Republican Issue

    Enough of being the “Party of No”. Republicans have had a tough few years trying to be the responsible parent, insisting on financial discipline and limited government. While most voters

    We Are All Cypriots

    Back in the 60′s when Berlin was surrounded by 20 Soviet Army divisions in East Germany, President Kennedy, acting as the leader of the Free World (a quaint anachronism in