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Project 2025 Part Four

Moving right along (sort of) on the “Project 2025 train”. This will certainly be far from its final stop.

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SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present by: Ruth Ben-Ghiat to the Recommended Reading List.

In her work historian and NYU professor Dr. Ben-Ghiat outlines the similarities of authoritarian figures of the last 100 years from Mussolini to Trump and Putin.  The similarities are equally uncanny ans scary.

A Matter of Poor Priorities

I have consistently written that the most difficult social problem facing America today is immigration. That is not to say that it is the only or that past challenges (i.e. racial equality) are totally resolved and gone forever. The balancing act between, the practical, the legal, the humane while staying consistent with both American values and history is challenging to say the least. Regardless of where you are on the continuum of the political spectrum we all want America to be secure. The problem is largely one of where to draw the line. That line is often effectively drawn by setting priorities and the Trump administration has shown incredibly poor judgment to date. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Matter of Poor Priorities

Some CPAC Observations

I couldn’t let this week pass without some comments on the circus (a/k/a CPAC) being in metro D.C. last week. It so happens it is also the perfect segue into tonight’s big speech. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some CPAC Observations