Category Archives: Political Opinion

Derail Fast Track!

Last November, Republicans grew their strength in Congress to levels unseen since 1946. What united the party and rallied the nation was the GOP’s declared resolve to stand up to an imperious president. Give us powerful new majorities, said John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and we shall halt these usurpations of Congressional power. And, so,…

Success of American Sniper Stokes Anti-Military Derangement

American Sniper

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, reporter Ayman Mohyeldin was on the panel to discuss the runaway success of the film American Sniper. “If you don’t know anything about Chris Kyle… if you don’t know this is a true story, this is a great movie,” said Mohyeldin. After detailing some of the elements that made…

If the President Couldn’t Tell a Lie

In the famous 1997 movie comedy “Liar Liar,” actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son’s birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie — he can only tell the truth — for 24 hours. Let’s imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same,…

The Persians Are Coming!

“The Iranians are on the march,” warned John McCain Sunday. “Iran is building a new Persian Empire,” echoed Col. Ralph Peters. So alarmed is Speaker Boehner, he invited Bibi Netanyahu to come and challenge U.S. policy toward Iran from the same podium where the president delivered his State of the Union address. Bibi will make…

End the GOP Civil War; Sign the Pledge

We’re barely into 2015 and the 2016 presidential season has already begun. Lucky us. We get to listen to candidates tell us how wonderful they are for nearly two full years. If waterboarding is illegal, why isn’t this? A gaggle of potential GOP candidates met in Iowa the other day trying to win the hearts…

Against Terrorism — But for What?

Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France “is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism.” This tells us what France is fighting against. But what is France fighting for in this war on terror? For terrorism is simply a tactic, and arguably the most effective tactic of the national…

Terror and the State of the Union

President Obama barely mentioned terrorism in his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation, spending a couple of minutes on the subject. It was actually the first time since 9/11 that a president failed to mention Al Qaeda – you remember them – and of course the term "Islamic terrorism" was completely…

The Bergdahl Fiasco, Act II

It was not a high point in Barack Obama's presidency. There he stood in the Rose Garden, beaming with pride, flanked by the parents of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The younger Bergdahl had just been freed from captivitiy in Afghanistan, swapped for five Taliban terrorists, and the president seemed absolutely sure he would be widely…