As you might expect, there are, two views on President Obama’s olive branch to the Castro brothers. And an olive branch is really all that is in place so far. Before the embargo on Cuba is entirely lifted, Congress is going to have to get into the act. The 1996 Helms-Burton act calls for the […]
Archives for December 2014
From TrackingPoint: A Precision-Guided Firearm is a comprehensive, purpose-built weapon system. It incorporates the same tracking and fire-control capabilities found in advanced fighter jets. Shooters of any skill level can now shoot better than the best shooters who ever lived.
Based in Beaune, France, Butterfield & Robinson offers biking tours to the famed wine regions of both Burgundy and Bordeaux. Here David Robinson gives his pick—Burgundy. We have been on a Butterfield & Robinson bike adventure through Burgundy and can tell you that the trip was blue chip all the way. B&R believes in booking the […]
Competing religious groups and ethnicities are tearing Syria into a patchwork of localized spheres of control. Stratfor (subscription required) has developed a map illustrating the areas of control held by various factions.
The San Carlos Institute’s directors in Key West have written to President Obama against the president’s Cuba initiative. There is no doubt some substance to the complaint. Barack Obama, however, is a lamer-than-lame duck and will not be on the national scene much longer. Cuban nationals as well as Cuban Americans, like many of our […]
Merry Christmas from Dick and Debbie and the wonderful Boston Pops Orchestra.
The Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell explains that if the goal is bigger government and more red ink, than higher taxes are a solution. Dan is America’s foremost scholarly, think tank advocate against big government and pro Federalism leading to innovation, diversity and experimentation. In his “The Best-Ever Argument for Federalism,” Dan writes, “The nation with […]
From FoxNews: Joe Cocker, the singer and songwriter whose hits included “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong,” has died of lung cancer, his agent, Barrie Marshall, confirmed to FOX411. Cocker was 70 years old. “Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the […]
Reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba is the correct move. Allowing Americans to travel to Cuba and encouraging commerce between the two countries makes a lot of sense. President Obama is generally on the right track with Cuba, but it’s a narrow track. As always, the president misfires when he ventures too far from script. Regarding […]