Tag Archives: national security

Security; What Security?

“Security; what security?” I remember that being my then pre-school nephew’s reply to my answer as to the purpose of the automatic gate at the entrance to the Florida community I lived in at the time. He was correct. The gate provided the illusion of security as well as giving the management a selling point, but in reality did almost nothing to prevent an unwanted intruder from entering the neighborhood. That story relates to the Trump administration and its attitude toward national security. Let’s explore. Continue reading Security; What Security?

Flynn Flam

Tuesday morning we awoke to what the Trump administration hoped would be the end of the Michael Flynn controversy with the news of General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor. From someone who lived through the Nixon and Reagan administrations I say: not so fast! Let’s explore. Continue reading Flynn Flam

Boy, Was I Stupid!

Especially this time of the year, I budget space for specific articles. I had budgeted today’s space for an article on Donald Trump’s promised December 15th press conference, (I guess they are no longer “press availabilities”), on how he was going to resolve his business conflicts of interest. Monday night he sent out a tweet (what else) saying that it was cancelled. No reschedule date was set. His transition team said that Trump was so busy concentrating on filling out his Cabinet that he hadn’t had the time to finalize the arrangements of his business affairs. Let’s explore. Continue reading Boy, Was I Stupid!

Seriously?

Contrary to the “bloggers’ bible” I’m writing this article well prior to posting. In reality that is my normal practice, but this time of year in order to accommodate holidays and take last half of December off from writing I have even longer lead times. Wednesday night the Washington Post broke some news I found disturbing and it led me to ask a lot of questions. Let’s explore. Continue reading Seriously?

Don’t Turn Off; Tune In

It’s almost two weeks since the election and I’m like most progressives: still reeling and wondering just what to do. Uncertainty seems to be the only certainty when trying to predict the near term future of American politics. Many are tempted to simply ignore what is going on because they can’t stomach it. That is exactly the wrong thing to do! Let me try and explain why. Continue reading Don’t Turn Off; Tune In