The Washington elite wants war with Russia for whatever mad reason

Russia’s war in Ukraine isn’t going as planned with fierce fighting in contested regions, but the expulsion of Russia from Ukraine no longer appears to be the objective in Washington, at least in some quarters.  Calls for a negotiated peace have been met with skepticism and scorn while Ukraine’s fast track application to NATO and… Continue reading The Washington elite wants war with Russia for whatever mad reason

Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit

Rather than crippling the Russian economy as all the real card carrying experts promised, the ruble is stronger than it’s been in seven years and Russian oil exports are generating more revenue than ever.  The outcome is the opposite of what was intended as the war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight. … Continue reading Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit

Biden and the free word on the brink

The President’s trip to Europe was marred by unforced errors, a lack of any coherent strategy, no new and creative plans, and a general sense that trying hard is good enough.  Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg Biden certainly is not.  Instead, it seems he’s angling for the first Presidential Participation Trophy. Last week, President Biden traveled… Continue reading Biden and the free word on the brink

Ukraine: Can we dissolve the Russian military and make it disappear entirely?

The slow moving, chaotic Russian assault, plagued by poor equipment and poorly trained soldiers, offers opportunities for Ukraine itself, the United States, and our allies around the world if we are willing to get far more creative and dynamic in our strategy and tactics. Now is the time to come up with something other than… Continue reading Ukraine: Can we dissolve the Russian military and make it disappear entirely?

Ukraine:  Our response to the Russian invasion is incoherent and confused, but the bravery of the Ukrainian people themselves could be the deciding factor

Europe hasn’t seen a war like this in over 80 years, but so far the response from the United States and the rest of the world has lacked any coherent strategy as we impose sanctions for the sake of sanctions and search for a “free lunch” approach that both maximizes and minimizes economic pain.  In… Continue reading Ukraine:  Our response to the Russian invasion is incoherent and confused, but the bravery of the Ukrainian people themselves could be the deciding factor

Ukraine: Why are we hyping up an invasion we can do nothing about?

President Teddy Roosevelt once said, “speak softly and carry a big stick.”  This is the exact opposite:  We have no stick at all, and yet we’re carrying on as if we had a baseball bat.  So long as Europe is dependent on Russian energy, Russia will do what it wants in Eastern Europe. We should… Continue reading Ukraine: Why are we hyping up an invasion we can do nothing about?

Afghanistan: We’re paying the Taliban for the privilege of blood on our hands

Hundreds of Americans remained trapped in the war-torn country, the Taliban itself has beheaded female athletes and posted grisly pictures on social media while they target female judges for execution.  Incredibly, we’re still sending them hundreds of millions of dollars in “humanitarian aid” and insist human rights is the cornerstone of our international diplomacy. Although… Continue reading Afghanistan: We’re paying the Taliban for the privilege of blood on our hands

Afghanistan: The lack of imagination and determination is most frightening of all

Whatever happened to Obama’s Yes We Can and the Audacity of Hope?  Lessons from President Truman on the importance of creative thinking and a refusal to surrender in the face of setbacks and untold horrors.  Truman faced perhaps the greatest challenges of any incoming President in US history, yet wouldn’t be cowed and ultimately created… Continue reading Afghanistan: The lack of imagination and determination is most frightening of all

Black Lives Matter gets it astoundingly, intentionally wrong on Cuba, Biden administration a bit better

The first large scale protests in Cuba in years reveal the progressive left’s odd fascination with a murderous regime complete with BLM praising Castro for protecting a convicted cop killer and, of course, blaming former President Trump.  Fortunately, the Biden Administration itself hasn’t fallen prey to this phenomenon, at least not yet. Cuba is a… Continue reading Black Lives Matter gets it astoundingly, intentionally wrong on Cuba, Biden administration a bit better

Biden hopes his bloated budget passes without notice

Not surprising, when he plans to spend enough per household to buy every family in the country a new BMW every year, and accrue enough debt for a new Ferrari after 10 years.  What’s not to like about doubling the size of the government from just before the pandemic?  It’s historic and just what the… Continue reading Biden hopes his bloated budget passes without notice