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    Obama discovers his own national security policy

    Obama discovers his own national security policy

    When the Obama administration came into power it brought with it a belief in a new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) R2P is a doctrine that subordinates the traditional authority of the state to international scrutiny and intervention if human rights violations occur… and you have a tiny and ineffectual military. R2P was henceforth summarised to incorporate 3 key pillars of responsibility: firstly, the | Read More »

    Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942

    Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942

    On August 7, 1942, US Marines landed at Lunga Point on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomons group. Their immediate objective was the seizure of a partially completed airfield, later finished by the US military and renamed Henderson Field in honor of USMC Major Lofton Henderson who was killed during the Battle of Midway. Along with landings on Tulagi and Florida Islands, the campaign | Read More »

    Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core

    Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Board of  Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) are locked in a legal duel over the future of Common Core. Jindal, rightfully, opposes it. The BESE, seeing themselves as the actual government of Louisiana and intoxicated by the vague scent of federal cash, is pushing ahead. Rather than waiting for the case to perk its way through the courts | Read More »

    Mississippi GOP refuses to hear McDaniel challenge

    Mississippi GOP refuses to hear McDaniel challenge

    In a decision that surprised absolutely no one, the Mississippi Republican Party refused to hear State Senator Chris McDaniel’s challenge to the outcome of the June 24 runoff. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise either that the Mississippi GOP pleaded organizational incompetence as the reason for not hearing the challenge. In a letter to McDaniel’s attorney, Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said the Tea | Read More »

    The real story on Rand Paul’s Iowa adventure

    The real story on Rand Paul's Iowa adventure

    It is actually pretty humorous. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a presumed candidate for president in 2016, was hosting a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King. There is a lot to like about Steve King. He’s a solid conservative. But he comes from a very safe district and is prone to voicing some of his more exotic opinions on immigration. His most famous, of course, is on | Read More »

    Don’t underestimate Vladimir Putin

    Don't underestimate Vladimir Putin

    One of the worst mistakes you make in life is underestimating your opponent. Too often we allow our adversaries to succeed because we disdain them, their beliefs, or their methods and fail to give the Devil his due. A prime example of this is evident in an op-ed in Politico by our former ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul titled Putin the (not so) Great. Vladimir | Read More »

    People are policy: GOP Whip lets lobbyist choose his staff

    People are policy: GOP Whip lets lobbyist choose his staff

    After the untimely demise of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, deputy whip, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was elevated to majority whip– the guy responsible for moving the GOP’s legislative agenda forward. Now we have an inkling of what we have to look forward to next session. Via Politico: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got some help interviewing potential new hires for his press shop from | Read More »

    Kerry’s Gaza cease fire plan violates two treaties and federal law

    Kerry's Gaza cease fire plan violates two treaties and federal law

    The Washington Post’s David Ignatius reveals the outline of the cease-fire plan Kerry is pushing for Israel and Hamas. The thrust of Kerry’s new plan is to leverage Hamas’s unity pact with Fatah and its pledge to transfer authority in Gaza to the authority. As a first step, the Palestinian Authority and its U.S.-trained security service would assume responsibility for policing the Rafah crossing from | Read More »

    The abandonment of Gammy and the immorality of surrogacy

    The abandonment of Gammy and the immorality of surrogacy

    A confused story is developing from Australia where a couple is alleged to have abandoned their child, conceived via a Thai surrogate mother, after discovering that the child had Downs Syndrome. The facts seem (I emphasize the word “seem” because there is a lot of disputation between the surrogate and the parents over nearly every issue) to be that an Australian couple contracted with Ms.  Pattaramon | Read More »

    Is there a good reason to vote for Mitch McConnell?

    Is there a good reason to vote for Mitch McConnell?

    Today, when I read the link trolling article by The Daily Beast’s Ben Jacobs headlined Will Tea Partiers Sink Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Senate Reelection Bid? Betteridge’s law of headlines came to mind. This axiom states: “Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.“ McConnell will almost certainly win his race. Not because he’s a good campaigner, or a competent Senator, or offers wise counsel | Read More »

    In search of a GOP foreign policy

    In search of a GOP foreign policy

    As the 2016 campaign shapes up one of the most contentious intra-party issues is national security but it is hardly likely to get a serious consideration. The current national security policy of the United States is broken and a serious debate is needed on what is to replace it. During Obama’s first term, particularly during the slow-motion conquest of the Arab world by Islamic extremists | Read More »

    Obama throws tantrum over GOP border bill

    Obama throws tantrum over GOP border bill

    As has become standard for Obama, whenever he doesn’t get what he wants he reverts to natural state of a spoiled and petulant nine year-old: President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere” amid an ongoing border crisis. “They’re not even trying to actually solve | Read More »

    Border bill moves to vote in the House

    Border bill moves to vote in the House

    After a conservative revolt yesterday forced the GOP leadership’s border funding bill to be pulled from the floor, a new bill is ready to pass. The new legislation — described to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting in the Capitol — uses new language from Texas Rep. John Carter and Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt to change a 2008 trafficking law that made it harder to | Read More »

    Putin’s Potemkin rebellion in Ukraine

    Putin's Potemkin rebellion in Ukraine

    When Moscow’s tool, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, was deposed by a popular uprising because of his policy of turning Ukraine into a Russian client state when the people wanted a closer association with the European Union, an insurgency developed in Eastern Ukraine. That region is economically depressed and heavily populated by ethnic Russians, these  Russians saw an Anschluss with Russia as their best hope for | Read More »

    Richard Dawkins: Islamophobe and Sexist

    Richard Dawkins: Islamophobe and Sexist

    After making atheist provocateur Richard Dawkins a deity himself for his vitriolic attacks on Christianity, the left is suddenly experiencing a case of tightly wound panties over the discovery that Dawkins doesn’t reserve his misanthropy for Christianity. He also thinks the feminist focus of “rape culutre” is ridiculous and that Islam is violent and dangerous. Dawkins may or may not be particularly smart. Obtaining a | Read More »