The Isolationist Wing of the GOP

    As the debates and discussions continue to swirl around the war in Iraq, the War on Terror, Afghanistan, Iran, nuclear weapons, and other geopolitical topics, I hear a growing drumbeat within the Republican Party of isolationism. It seems to be coming from those of the libertarian bent. I find that in most instances, I agree with my libertarian brothers and sisters, but in this area, | Read More »

    Impeachment and Coups

    Impeachment and Coups

    Barack Obama is not a stupid man. One does not win the Presidency twice by being stupid. Looking at all of his foreign policy and national security blunders and pronouncements, I think there is only one rationale way to explain his foreign and national security policy without relying on him being stupid. Barack Obama has decided the best way to make the world a safer | Read More »

    Let’s get out of Afghanistan!

    I frankly wonder why the deadline has been pushed back to the end of the year. Now unlike in Iraq, it was initially merited to go into Afghanistan since they were harboring Al Qaeda. But 12 years is TOO long. Longer than WWI and WWII COMBINED and longer than Vietnam. And what have we to show for it? A country that’s still very divided into | Read More »

    Hagel, Defense, And You!

    Chuck Hagel has unveiled a new plan for the Defense Department to reduce costs by downsizing and reshaping the military into something more efficient. At the very moment he mentioned downsizing, something interesting happened. All of his words, to most conservatives, became the noise made by teachers in the Charlie Brown cartoons. And, while cuts to the military are definitely a bad idea, there is | Read More »

    Hagel, Defense, And You!

    Chuck Hagel has unveiled a new plan for the Defense Department to reduce costs by downsizing and reshaping the military into something more efficient. At the very moment he mentioned downsizing, something interesting happened. All of his words, to most conservatives, became the noise made by teachers in the Charlie Brown cartoons. And, while cuts to the military are definitely a bad idea, there is | Read More »

    President Cuts Military Pay & Raises Pay for Union Workers

    The President is going to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. This increase will only apply to new workers on government contracts and will happen over time.He is doing it by Executive Order.This will affect other workers whose pay is set through union contracts based on the prevailing wage for federal contracts. It’ll be slow, but it will happen all | Read More »

    Wanted: manly virtue

    Rich Cromwell writes a lively discussion of our culture’s attempts to deal with manly virtue at The Federalist, inspired by a hilariously funny advertisement that shows a guy desperately trying to recapture his masculinity after using a feminine product in the shower: Cromwell goes on a tour of leftist culture’s inability to define what “masculinity” means, especially since that culture is so nervous about endorsing | Read More »

    Dyslexic Priorities in Budget Deal

    We already know that Ryan-Murray budget bill raises taxes and spending to fund Obamacare and the TSA.  Tonight we learn that this deal contains a provision which allows the Senate to pass tax increases with just 51 votes.  But there is another problem with the bill that has been overlooked.  The priorities implicit in the smorgasbord of notional spending offsets are completely dyslexic. Most of | Read More »

    Is a military coup even possible?

    “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” In today’s world of counting coup via website views, click-trolling using inflammatory headlines can be found everywhere. Sound bites from politicians, celebrities, and public figures are routinely taken out of context to produce accurate verbiage but misleading intent. Websites, who will remain nameless, | Read More »

    A Thank You To Our Best

    Veterans Day is the day of reflection and it reminds me of one refreshing reversal since the sixties: a renewed and public respect for the military. Such was not always the case. The Vietnam conflict was used to launch America’s cultural revolution. It was ushered in with Beatles, bombings, and Marxist-led riots – all justified using an unfair drum beat of anti-military propaganda perpetrated by | Read More »

    10 Nov 1775

    10 Nov 1775

    “The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!” MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952 Today is the 238th Marine Corps Birthday. Below, the Commandant and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps wish a Happy Birthday to Marines everywhere: A message from the Secretary of the Navy: And here is the official Birthday | Read More »

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    “So help me God” The Latest Target of Anti-Christian Proselytizing in the Military

    The president of the deceptively named Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), Mikey Weinstein, is at it again, taking his anti-Christian crusade once more to the U.S. Military. A week ago, he wrote a letter to the Air Force Academy demanding that the words “so help me God” be stricken from the cadet Honor Code.

    This is nothing more than an ongoing, calculated effort to proselytize atheism and anti-Christian propaganda in the military at the expense of religious freedom.

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    Would Colin Powell support U.S. intervention in Syria?

    If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the Obama Administration, it’s that not all unjustified wars are bad, just the ones with ridiculous things like “goals” and “terms of victory.” For example, going into Iraq with the goal of removing Saddam Hussein from power is bad. Going into Syria with no declared aim at all, however, is fine. And, while he says he has not | Read More »

    Carry The Load

    Memorial Day is only a month out and my mind is already turning on a regular  basis to those who so willingly risk their lives for yours and mine. God knows that the last few weeks, with first responders putting so much on the line in Boston and West, that the images of their bravery and sacrifice have been clearer than ever. In my new | Read More »

    And now? We wait.

    The State Department comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline closed this week.  The question remains: Will President Obama agree with us that the pipeline is in the national interest?  Will he finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline? The Keystone XL pipeline is not a political issue.  It is not – in spite of the multi-billion dollar investment and thousands of jobs it represents – | Read More »


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