Diplomacy As Farce

President Obama’s efforts to resolve the stalemate with Iran have yet to produce concrete results, so when Secretary of State Kerry emerged with a deal late on the night of 11/23/13, it was hailed as a major breakthrough. Looking through the details, however, the deal amounts to unilateral surrender by the west and America. Even our principle allies in the Middle East, Israel and Saudi Arabia have expressed concerns regarding the deal. From […]

Texas Republicans Embrace 'Big Data'

The winds of change are blowing through the Republican Party in Texas.  The national election failures of the past two cycles reveal not only the determination and zeal of grassroots Democrats, but also an entrenched resistance by many Republican insiders toward embracing the new media environment, whether that entails social media communications strategies, or interactive web platforms like YouTube and Facebook.  As November approaches, local Republicans are taking the proverbial […]

Pax Americana Hubris: America cannot afford Syria

War is not always a “moral” question.   Nor is it a choice based on the simplistic dichotomy of isolationism versus interventionism.   But this is the prism through which the American public is now being conditioned to view the Syrian Civil War. The drumbeat of “proxy” war in Syria, which usually gives way to full-scale invasion (Iraq), has begun.  The American people are now bombarded with emotional pleas.  John McCain is […]

Too Fast, too Furious

Why is it that with all the talk of preventing gun violence with unconstitutional gun control directives, the president and his odious band of weapons dealers have not been called to account for their illegal arms shipments south of the border, or their giving of arms to al Qaeda resulting in the effective murder of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya? The hypocrisy is breathtaking. But this is an all too […]