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Cuba and Kristallnacht: The Lessons
January 09, 2015: The left in the U.S. and throughout Western democracies are excited, of course, over President Obama's decision the week before Christmas to restore "normal" diplomatic relations with Cuba. This has been a long-sought goal of the left wing of the Democratic Party here and among the Socialists in Europe.
Surrender To Cuba? Why Didn't We Think Of That?
December 19, 2014: Thinking of this latest diplomatic blunder, we have to recall Ron Radosh's poignant and mordantly funny story in his book, Commies: A Journey through the Old Left, the New Left, and the Leftover Left. Young Radosh, then a Communist Party member, went to Cuba with a group of American psychiatrists. These Marxists were given a tour of one of Castro's mental hospitals.
Kerry: Lose that Limp-Shrimp Pink Tie!
December 19, 2014: Well, here's the problem. No wonder the U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are going nowhere. Sec. of State John Kerry has had to kick the can down the road - again. He just gave Iran another extension on the West's deadline to come to an agreement about Iran's drive for a nuclear weapon. Deadline? Red line? Dead red line?
Doing Stupid Things With Iran
December 18, 2014: The Obama administration has obviously decided to go silent on human rights abuses in Iran in hopes of concentrating like a laser on arms control. It is true that it is urgently necessary to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The last three administrations -- Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- have agreed on that if on little else.
Iran Nuclear Talks Resume: Is it Jaw-Jaw or War-War? (Part Two)
December 17, 2014: What are your thoughts on fundamentalism and Islamic extremism and the reasons for its expansion?
Iran Nuclear Talks Resume: Is it Jaw-Jaw or War-War? (Part One)
December 16, 2014: Winston Churchill famously said "Jaw-Jaw is better than War-War." He was right, of course. But with Iran, the mullahs have made War-War while engaging us in Jaw-Jaw. They have played us along with these nuclear talks.
Capitol Hill is Alive with the Sound of Music
December 16, 2014: In announcing his new nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, President Obama noted that his choice for Pentagon chief was a great fan of Motown. Especially, Mr. Obama noted, Ash Carter likes the Four Tops.
Urgent need for reform of juvenile justice system
December 15, 2014: The West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice last week exposed policies that are damaging families, communities and taxpayers in West Virginia. Those policies include approaches that remove youth from their families at alarming rates, even those with no prior contact with the courts. I am very troubled by these findings.
What GOP Congress should (and shouldn't) do in 2015
December 12, 2014: The 2014 midterm election euphoria continues for Republicans this week with Dan Sullivan's win Wednesday in Alaska, giving the party eight Senate seat pick-ups with potentially a ninth in Louisiana next month. But the GOP can't bask in these victories, it's time to get to work. Here's what the new majority should do, and not do.
What did the President Learn?
December 10, 2014: Is college still America's best friend? Defeated for re-election last month, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) may not be so sure. A racially-charged college paper of his surfaced to his great embarrassment and may have helped to bring him down.