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Shades of Orange in Ukraine

December 9, 2013

It’s been nearly a decade since Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution,” the massive uprising against a fraudulent election in 2004 which put the ruling elite on notice that pro-Western, pro-democratic waves were still reverberating in Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union’s collapse. Well, the ruling elite are apparently at it again.  The Ukrainian people have wanted to [...]

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Talking with Taliban and Syrian Rebels Evoke Shades of the Cold War

June 18, 2013

In our not-too-distant past, America clearly stood for freedom and free markets around the world, as those concepts were in our best political and economic interests. Then the Cold War came and we had to do business with sketchy people in order to out-maneuver even more sketchy people bent on world domination.  Yet, we promoted [...]

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George Will on the Perils of Our Entitlement Culture

October 29, 2012

Occasionally, staunch Republican establishment-types like George Will get it right.  In his latest OpEd, Will makes the case that our entitlement culture is out of control because it is essentially “mugging” our descendants to pay for the debts we compile now.  In fact, he blames both parties, particularly those Republican administrations after the Great Society [...]

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Fed Pumping Scorned by China, Russia

November 8, 2010

Remember last week when the Federal Reserve agreed to pump $600-900 billion in another “quantitative easing” (QE2) strategy to stimulate the economy?  Well, China and Russia are not happy about it, and Obama doesn’t seem to care!  Obama might look good with a lyre.  Yes/no? Why is this important?  Russia and China are two nations [...]

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Polish President Dies in Plane Crash

April 10, 2010

Talk about a political tragedy! Polish President Lech Kaczynski, as well as 95 other political and military leaders of Poland were killed today in a plane crash over Western Russia near Belarus today.  Among the dead were Poland’s Army Chief of Staff, national bank president, Deputy Foreign Minister, Army Chaplain, head of the National Security [...]

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Reaganism Today

May 9, 2008

A little upset at the prospect of a President McCain not living up to conservative expectations (or worse, a President Obama targeting capitalism harder than the jihadists), I thankfully found this link from the Heritage Foundation called “What Would Reagan Do?”  It has clips of President Reagan’s most important speeches.  How refreshing and relevant Reagan [...]

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