Month: March 2019

The Economy, Stupid

As Bill Clinton rode to what would ultimately turn out to be a stunning upset in the 1992 President election, one of his top strategists – the “Ragin’ Cajun” James Carville – emphasized a primary theme of the Clinton campaign. Three simple words – “The economy, stupid.” Coming off...

The Victory in Iraq, A Different Perspective

Roughly 4,500 American war dead and a total cost of $1.06T (most of it borrowed, meaning interest still mounts). The War in Iraq was costly in both US lives and treasure. To the present day, politicians on the right (Trump) and on the left (AOC this very week) have...

Trump Gets It Right, with Collateral Damage

Today, in a letter to a bipartisan group of US Senators, Donald Trump announced his commitment to maintain up to 400 US troops in Syria to assist with ongoing operations against the remnants of ISIS and with peacekeeping in the region. This policy is a reversal of Trump’s prior...