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    How to Win the Non-War on Terrorism

    With ISIL all the rage these days in the media, some of the discussion has descended into the ridiculous and bogged down in semantics.  Is it a “war” or is it a “sustained counter-terrorism offensive?”  This is silly.  Call it a prolonged “whatever” and move on.  It will be prolonged because long after ISIL is destroyed, self-destructs or is neutered, another group will pop up | Read More »

    Obama and Silencing Dissent: A Continual American Tradition

    There is much (out)rage against the Obama administration and Democratic efforts to silence political opposition.  Yet, almost from the beginning of this country’s founding as a constitutional democracy, presidents have attempted to silence their political opposition.  Starting in 1798 with the Alien and Sedition Acts, this was nothing but a legislatively approved attempt to silence the critics of the Adams administration.  We can draw an | Read More »

    The 2016 Crystal Ball

    Having recently peered into my crystal ball and consulted Tarot cards and a Ouija board to boot, I saw the following vision.  It is December 2016.  The long presidential campaign is a thing of the past.  After Hillary Clinton dropped out of contention by her choice- she wanted to be a grandmother and the Clinton Foundation is more profitable than the presidency given her financial | Read More »

    The Closing of the Liberal Mind

     Political polarization is all the rage in the news.  Looked at realistically, one cannot say that the country is the most polarized it has ever been.  Perhaps that is true as long as political polling has been around, but to compare today’s political polarization to Andrew Jackson and his opposition to the national bank, the lead up to the Civil War, or even our entry | Read More »

    New Hampshire 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    Other than the Governor’s race, there should be competitive House races and a competitive Senate race…maybe.  In the Governor’s race- which is held every two years like its neighbor Vermont- Maggie Hassan will be the Democratic candidate.  On the Republican side, there are four candidates in the primary: Daniel Greene, businessman Walt Havenstein, former Gingrich campaign manager Andrew Hemingway and pot legalization advocate Jonathan Smolin. | Read More »

    Massachusetts 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    Although there are the congressional races, a Governor’s position and a Senate seat up for grabs this year, the fields have been set in all but the 9th Congressional District and the Governor’s race on the GOP side.  This is a very blue state, but there exists a real opportunity here to at least take the Governor’s mansion this year. In that race, Tea Party | Read More »

    Rhode Island 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    Lincoln Chafee is stepping aside after one term as Governor of Rhode Island.  His chances of general election victory let alone a primary victory were much in doubt given his very low approval ratings.  On the GOP side, the two candidates are Cranston Mayor Alan Fung, a former Democrat, and Barrington businessman Ken Block.  This is turning into a nasty campaign with the Fung side | Read More »

    Delaware 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    The only primary race in Delaware this year involves the Senatorial race for the seat held by Chris Coons.  Some operatives believe Delaware could be put into play.  These same operatives claim that when an incumbent’s approval ratings drop below 50%, they are in trouble.  Coons stands at 47%. Additionally, many Democratic liberals are not exactly in love with Coons with some describing him as | Read More »

    A Post-Labor Day Senate and Gubernatorial Races: Where We Stand

    It is the traditional start of the midterm election campaign season which starts traditionally after Labor Day.  Based upon polling and trends in polling as of September 2nd, let’s see where we stand.  First up, the Senate races: SAFE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENTS- Jeff Sessions- Alabama Jim Risch- Idaho Pat Roberts- Kansas Susan Collins- Maine Thad Cochran- Mississippi Jim Inhofe- Oklahoma Lindsey Graham- South Carolina Tim Scott- | Read More »

    Who is Abigail Disney and Why Is She So Stupid?

    As the last name suggests, Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy Disney who, along with his more famous brother, Walt, formed Disney Studios.  In her own right, Abigail is a documentary film maker who focuses her movies on social themes, particularly the plight of women in foreign countries.  She sits on the board of directors of several women’s rights groups including the White House | Read More »