ISIS Gains while DoD diddles

    Nobody likes ISIS.  Not even Al Qaeda.  And certainly not Syria’s Assad.  Nor Israel, nor Jordan, nor Egypt (ostensible allies), nor Iraq nor even Iran. On the one hand, I’m

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    Crusade v. Jihad

    Politics demand that anything President Obama does must be opposed.  But, in one case, this is immoral.  The President has authorized air attacks against the Islamic State, and this is

    Thoughts on The Final Solution

    Shoah works well for the Palestinians.  I am sorry, but it is the Israeli “end-game.”  Millions of somewhat Jews have descended on “The Holy Land,” and they need a place

    Minimum Wage — Politics versus Reality.

    I published in another venue that the current $10.10 proposal steals a catch-phrase from Herman Cain and makes it  impossible for Republicans to support the President’s purely political request.  I

    The Ukraine … Why Now?

    I have no idea why our President and our politicians (on both sides) are suddenly interested in intervening in a foreign civil insurrection.   Perhaps they have some inane* wish to

    The Solution to Syria … for Now

    There is  a straightforward (if difficult) solution to the current chemical weapons crisis.  It requires both diplomacy and politics. Diplomacy The World’s leaders will be gathered in St. Petersburg, Russian

    Letter to my daughter — Redstate won’t like this

    [redacted, and slightly edited, with comments] Darlin’, When you have the chance, please check your student loan balances.   I need to know if they’ve been applying your payments against the

    National Security Advisor

    Condoleezza Rice:  “We’ve got problems here, here, and here.  Ya panimayu.” Susan Rice:  “Yo, bro … nuthin’ goin’ on in Africa … play some golf … sorry Mandela didn’t die

    Prayers for Nelson Mandela

    Far away from elections and US politics, I would ask my fellow Red Staters to take a moment to pray for Nelson Mandela, a true African that actually deserved the

    In Memoriam

    I see too many political posts, this weekend.  I won’t make it to Preston, Iowa, this year.  There, the flags of Veterans hang in glory, along both sides of the

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