Ron Paul And Rand Paul Defy That Which Is Keeping Big Government Big

rnplrndplWe citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot.

The biggest lie that Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media are telling us [...]

Duly Noted - Hardliner Immigrants and Compliant Hosts

Duly NotedIt would be convenient to claim that “Duly Noted’s” responds here to the International Day of Refugees (June 20th). It would also be opportune to add that the writer represents an earlier vintage of refugees to defuse guilt by violating PC. However, the truth is beyond [...]

Obama Administration Rules Mexico is Undermining, Circumventing Free Trade Deal

frtrdWe are free traders. We want maximum exchange – with minimum government interference.

Markets always work better the freer they are. Free from all but the barest necessity laws and regulations, and the least taxes possible – up to and including none at all….

“Trade [...]

Capitalism’s to Blame for Global Warming, Boko Haram, Syria…

bkhrnNot surprisingly, the UK’s main “progressive” newspaper, The Guardian, has provided its readers with a thoroughly Marxist analysis of Boko Haram’s recent kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Yes, revolutionary socialism may be almost dead in the UK; but Marxist theory is still alive and kicking.

So [...]

Somalia: ‘African Solution’ or Subjugation?

One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase “African solutions for African problems.” While ‘ASAP’ is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, have proven that they are not indigenously conceived, funded, or driven. Since this [...]

Vladimir Putin Caesar and Our Great Geo-political Turning Point

vldmptncsrWe are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman Empire’s fall. Vladimir Putin is making a move — and it’s not just against Ukraine. It may not be just a move against Eastern Europe. It’s [...]

Foreign Affairs in the Land of Wishful Thinking

Barack Obama was supposed to be a foreign policy genius. There were two reasons cited for this. Firstly, he had spent a portion of his youth in Indonesia, and purportedly had traveled to Pakistan at some point. Secondly, he had taken a class in foreign affairs or foreign policy while at Columbia University. Proponents of [...]

A Modest Proposal: Should Puerto Rico Consider Joining The Russian Federation?

rsShould Puerto Rico explore following Crimea into the Russian Federation?

Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that increasingly shared by too many Americans. Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that [...]

Top Ten Things Putin Said to Obama about Ukraine

obmptnWhile Barack Obama’s recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin about the Crimean standoff has been widely reported, the exact substance of the discussion has remained a mystery.

That is, until now.

Owing to highly placed confidential sources, I’m pleased to report that I have become [...]

Examining Russia’s Crimean Problem

 

As a major power Russia has always had a problem. That problem is its coastline, or rather the lack thereof. Compare it to America and its three coasts, all of which have numerous warm water port facilities, and the problem becomes stark. Russia has a lot of coast, but much of it is either [...]

Duly Noted - About Russian Matters, Because Russia Matters

Duly NotedPast aggression is resolutely fought but the present’s cases are met with restraint.

 

Much that comments upon Russia’s Crimean adventure is self-serving. Some moves are made to act as excuses to:

(1) Maintain the moral high ground while

(2) A costly response is avoided [...]

Obama’s Inept Gamesmanship In A Dangerous World

obmptnIn the months following the October 1, 2013 unveiling of Obamacare, Americans across the political spectrum have been appalled at how the whole operation was thoroughly bungled from beginning to end. Admittedly, few on the political right ever anticipated anything else, since the historical track record of [...]

Chuck Hagel Propels Barack Obama Into History

With his thoughtful restructuring of America’s military, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel — a Republican — has cemented Obama’s signature legacy: restoring America to a peacetime footing. Obama’s bringing American troops home from two wars, and, now, reducing the military to a strong, but proportionate, peacetime footing, was not easy.

Doing so required something of [...]

Crimean Geography Lesson for Liberals and Conservatives

mthrrsBoth “liberals” such as Hillary Clinton who recently compared Putin to Hitler and knee-jerk conservatives who see the crisis in the Ukraine as a Cold War II are in need of a more restrained, nuanced and intelligent view, taking into account both history and geography – two [...]

On Courage

cslwsAs Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin annexes the Crimea in Ukraine and now plans troop movements to eastern Ukraine, not a shot has been fired. America and all of Europe stands mute or its petty bureaucrats like Secretary John Kerry pontificate empty rhetoric for fear of angering a [...]

Somalia’s Sullied Security

“We cannot have our right hand tied in our back and be asked to defend ourselves with our crippled left hand.” – Abdirahman Sheikh Issa The recent al-Shabaab attack at the heart of the government’s compound, Villa Somalia, marks a turning point; both in terms of the audacity of the group’s militancy and the massive [...]

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Revives Cold War

vldmrptnWhile the Olympics were taking place in Sochi, Russian president and autocrat Vladimir Putin was starting to invade Ukraine. Last Wednesday, Putin put 150,000 troops on high alert for battle near the border with Ukraine. On Saturday, the upper house of the Russian parliament (Duma), [...]

Pentagon to Answer for Death of Navy SEALs

extrtn17As news comes from the White House of another election year withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan, which promises to leave the region in the same kind of terrorist run chaos as Iraq, a House Sub-Committee on Government Oversight of National Security is set to grill [...]

Congressional Panel Probes Extortion 17 Tragedy in Afghanistan

extrtn17bA House of Representatives committee heard testimony on Thursday regarding a military special operations mission in 2011, code named “Extortion 17″ by the personnel involved in the classified operation during the continuing Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, that ended in heartbreaking tragedy for family members of the heroes [...]

Is Ukraine Destined To Be Repeated Elsewhere?

YnkoychThe stunning events in Ukraine are fading from the news flashes and computer screens across America, at least for the moment. An unsettling testament to the shortness of the modern American attention span, late breaking news stories focus instead on the aftermath of the Sochi Olympics and [...]

Hagel’s Military Deconstruction

chckhgl2We have departed from the maxim of “peace through strength” to a belief in “appeasement through weakness.”

~Col. Allen West

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to announce draconian military cuts that would reduce the U.S. Army from 490,000 troops to between 440,000 to 450,000, the elimination [...]

Duly Noted - Why?

Duly NotedSimple questions might demand difficult answers.

 

This writer became politically aware when the fifties dawned. Condemned to live in the Hungarian cell of Socialism’s Soviet empire, the “why” was reoccurring in the conversation of the adults. Given the colonial status, the descent into [...]

Yes, It’s A “Major Issue:” The Industrialized World Is Abandoning The U.S.

Vice President Joe Biden announced two days ago that the American people agree with the Democrat party “on every major issue.” Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but this we can know with certainty: on issues of economics, enterprise, and environmental policy, the other industrialized [...]

Opening the Gates of Hell

A UK Daily Mail article on former defense secretary Robert Gates who served in both the Obama and Bush administrations exposes damning allegations in a new book which describes Obama as ‘a feckless commander-in-chief who was less interested in winning wars than in taking political advantage of withdrawing America from them’ and in one meeting [...]

Is Rand Paul the Best Non-interventionists Can Hope For?

rndpl-rnplLately, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has been playing the hawkish foreign policy and security state yang to Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) realist foreign policy and libertarian civil liberties yin. King has even floated his name out there as a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate specifically to counter [...]






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