The Competency Case Against Governor Christie – II

I wrote an earlier piece on the obvious case that Governor Christie may be a talented politician, but he is a disaster as an...

The Death of Moderation

In 2011 I went back to Oxford to my old college, St. Anne's.  In 1983 studying  Stuart and Elizabethan history and literature I reconnected...

Iranian Letter of Intent

Readers of the blog know that a major theme of my writing is a moderate foreign policy requires a certain humility.  It requires US...

The Competency Case Against Chris Christie

The central challenge of Governor Christie's first term was unemployment.   Below is a chart of New Jersey's relative performance on unemployment compared to...

The Syrian Debacle and the Opportunity

It is hard to understand how a few missiles and bombs which failed in Korea, Vietnam, and throughout the 20th century, are going to...

Miley Cyrus on Syria

Not having had a daughter I missed the whole Hannah Montana phenomenon. So, I was taken aback at the angst from so many professionals...

A Real National Energy Policy

President Obama has enunciated a national energy policy he labels "all of the above".  That is not a policy but an enabling statement.  The...

Forgetting What Being A Democrat Is All About

I just read Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier.  It is Orwell's classic spanking of British Socialists in the 1930s.  In the midst of...

Republican Foreign Policy Melt-Down

For me George Schultz summed up Ronald Reagan. I have seen Schultz repeat it in various formulations many times.  Some people run for President...

The Known Natural Gas Problem

Right before I departed on my spring time tour of rural Nebraska and Colorado, I attended FrackingSense's "Atmospheric Perspective on Oil & Gas Operations"...

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