Who Is Your President?

A person was whingeing on Facebook recently about the security cost New York City has to shoulder to protect president-elect Trump, basically telling the city to suck it because Trump is “not my president.” Really? Have you moved to Canada and not updated your Facebook status? There was also an article in the Washington Post claiming “Trump’s […]

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Racist!

I am, apparently, a racist. Why? Because I believe Islamism is a threat to the United States, and more broadly, the world. Now, please go back and carefully read that and note what I said and, more importantly, what I did not say. I did not say Islam is a threat to us because it’s […]

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Polls Are Always Wrong

So, remember all the way back to Monday, when Quinnipiac had Trump up by 7 over Cruz in Iowa? So how on earth did Cruz pull out a 4 point win? The specifics probably only matter to polling wonks and campaign strategists. What does matter to all voters across the country are the polling trends leading […]

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Reason Beats Nothing

Politics in America today is identity politics. The two concepts are completely congruent. That is not to say that identity is all that matters in politics but it is the biggest consideration by far. Although this is nothing new, Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign elevated it to new heights with the campaign slogan “Hope and Change.” Hope and […]

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13 Hours

This is not a movie review. That’s not what I do. It’s about reactions to seeing it. Many are familiar, with accounts of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2013 from those who were there, both inside the compound and on the teams at the ready if called upon to reinforce or rescue those inside. The […]

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How Many Branches of Government Are There?

The answer is, in fact, more than you think. Most Americans learned about the U. S. federal government in grade school. Americans have been taught that this republic had three major governmental branches, legislative, executive and judicial. Indeed. In fact the first three articles of the U. S. Constitution detail the structure and responsibilities of each branch […]

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