Keeping Guantanamo Bay Open

January 31, 2018

President Trump in his State of the Union address last week announced he was re-opening the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba again to new enemy combatants.  In his address he stated, “Terrorists who do things


The Trump Administration’s First Year

January 15, 2018

America First.  It is the core of Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda.  He began his first year in office with his inaugural address where his foreign policy announcements centered on U.S. trade deficits, refocusing burden

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The Republican Party: Where is the Decency?

December 13, 2017

Republicans used to pride their selves on their morals which is the backbone of conservatism.  One cannot read the classic The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk and come away any other conclusion.  Now, however, we


Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 6, 2017

As word spread that President Donald Trump was set to announce America would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, celebrations began.  Shouts of “Amen!” and “Hallelujah” were coming from those who support the president’s decision.  With


C.I.A. Releases Osama bin Laden’s Personal Journal

November 12, 2017

On November 1, 2017 the CIA released 470,000 documents that had been collected during the Navy SEALS raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in Abbottabad in 2011.  Of those documents was bin Laden’s 228


Trump and the Violence in Charlottesville

August 12, 2017

Quite literally within eyesight of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson who wrote the soaring words that “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence, America’s image was scarred yet again with racially


Trump Bans Transgender Soldiers From Serving

July 26, 2017

One year ago then Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban barring transgender people from serving in the military.  The United States was one of 19 countries in the world whose military allowed transgender soldiers