20 Years after 9/11 -- Are We Better Off?

20 Years after 9/11 — Are We Better Off?

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Looking back at the half dozen Mideast wars in which we have engaged since that first 9/11, where are we better off now than we were then? Al-Qaida, ISIS, Boko Haram and their variants have established a presence in Arab, Asian and African countries far beyond Afghanistan. Looking forward, where …

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As America Recedes, China Rises

As America Recedes, China Rises

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Nor was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party an exercise in nuance. “We’ll never accept insufferably arrogant lecturing from those ‘master teachers!’” said Xi, drawing a roar from the crowd of party members and veterans. Clad in a Mao …

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What Is America's Cause in the World?

What Is America’s Cause in the World?

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Economic nationalism is alive and well in the GOP, and securing the border remains a central concern of America’s center-right. “Take away this pudding; it has no theme,” is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him. Writers have used Churchill’s remark …

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Were the Wars Wise? Were They Worth It?

Were the Wars Wise? Were They Worth It?

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While the service and sacrifice were always honorable and often heroic, never to be forgotten, were the wars these soldiers were sent to fight and die in wise? Were they necessary? Through the long Memorial Day weekend, anyone who read the newspapers or watched television could not miss or be …

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Who Will Be the Next 'America First' President?

Who Will Be the Next ‘America First’ President?

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As domestic concerns are predominant — the COVID-19 pandemic, the invasion across our Southern border, soaring crime rates, race relations as raw as they have been in decades — it is time for U.S. statesman to look out for America and Americans first, and let the world look out for …

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Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too

Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too

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Biden personally assured President Volodymyr Zelensky of America’s “unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea.” What does that mean? What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and …

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For What Should We Fight Russia or China?

For What Should We Fight Russia or China?

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If red lines are to be laid down, they ought to be laid down by the one constitutional body with the authority to authorize or declare war — Congress. And questions need to be answered to avoid the kinds of miscalculations that led to horrific world wars in the 20th …

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Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister issued this threat… “We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off powdered smell in our land that if it wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a …

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