Original Intent

The Founding Fathers (copyright 1776) produced the US Constitution as the framework of a national federal government. The Constitution was unique at the time because The Framers (copyright 1787) spent a good deal of time and energy analyzing and critiquing the various…

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Don’t Go Near The Water

There is a park within Everglades National Park called Shark Valley. It is a very nice place to see natural Everglades. There is a paved fifteen-mile loop road which may be walked or bicycled and no motorized vehicles are allowed. To elevate…

No Turkey this Easter

Democracy in action is a wonderful thing. Until it gets in the way of American foreign policy. No doubt there is a good deal of chortling and huzzahs in the bowels of the liberal establishment today. The Bush Administration’s attempt to strong…

Whither the Democratic Party?

In recent years, and increasingly so in the current contretemps, the Democratic Party has shown itself to be, in essence, an opposition-only party. Now this may seem natural given the fact that the Republican Party has majority representation in the elective branches…

Embedding the Press

I give the Pentagon high marks for originality and low marks for practicality on their concept of press relations for the Iraq War. The idea of assigning ie “embedding” reporters in US forces has a certain surface appeal to military folks, who…

Talking of Turkey

The collapse of our planned northern axis of advance from Turkey represents some interesting challenges to war planners in the Gulf. But some key issues raise interesting questions. Assuming that “the plan” was to offload the 4th Infantry and ship them to…