Tag Archives: Foreign policy

SPECIAL NOTICE: RECOMMENED READING ADDITION

I just added A World In Disarray by Richard Haass to the Recommended Reading Section.  Dr. Haass is a bit right of center but this book proves liberals can learn from conservatives (and I certainly believe vice versa).  He mainly deals in his area of expertise:  foreign policy.  There are lessons to be learned from this work and I agree with most of his geopolitical observations and analysis.

When he ventures into domestic policy our thinking parts ways as would be expected since we are of different political philosophies.  In his deserved defense, Haass is not afraid to criticize Presidents of either Party.

Insufficient Material

The other day I had another youthful flashback caused by American politics. Since 9/11 we talk about connecting the dots to find the answers we seek. Every day we are presented with multiple dots that don’t bode well for the Trump administration. With a little poetic license I will call them polka dots. That brought to mind Brian Hyland’s 1960 song, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polkadot Bikini. Let’s explore. Continue reading Insufficient Material

Abject Failure – Part One

Much has been made of President Trump’s first 100 days in office which won’t officially end until this Saturday. I decided to review them a bit ahead of time which will entail a few predictions. Today’s article is part one and it will be followed by parts two and three on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. All the articles will be written a day or days prior to publishing. Let’s explore; Saturday you can see how clear my crystal ball was. Continue reading Abject Failure – Part One

My President Is A Crook

On January 23, 2017 I published My President Is A Liar. The instances cited in that article came from just his first few days in office. In some ways this is a supplement to that article. Today I’m going to assert that he is also a crook and my evidence will come from his first few weeks in office. This tiger revealed his stripes very quickly. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is A Crook

Those Who Fail …

There is an axiom along the lines of: Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The proverb and its origin are themselves in some dispute. It appears the original version was not in English and therefore some things were literally lost in translation. In any event, the concept is both well-known and very true. I fear we are seeing a modern day example of it in Donald Trump’s selection of Rex Tillerson as his nominee to become Secretary of State. Let’s explore. Continue reading Those Who Fail …