Milton Ezrati writes in The American Conservative that after winning her fourth chancellorship, Angela Merkel’s position is weak. Her party lost support, and the anti-EU Alternative for Germany entered parliament as a minority party. Ezrati calls Germany’s political environment “fractious and unstable.” What can Germany’s future hold when so much of the population is turning […]
Archives for September 2017
For years gun owners in blue states have been stymied by restrictions on concealed carry that force them to prove a special “need” before they are allowed to exercise their rights. Now, the results of a court case in Washington D.C. may be about to upend that. The California Rifle & Pistol Association writes: On […]
What was Ronald Reagan’s relationship to Franklin Roosevelt? Was he an admirer? A supporter? Michael Barone examines Reagan’s relationship in history with FDR, who the Gipper voted for four times. While Reagan wasn’t, as some say, the anti-thesis of FDR, he certainly approached the presidency and governance from a different perspective. Barone writes at The […]
Despite promises from Barack Obama to end America’s wars, he expanded the theater of combat to Syria and Libya. Progressives gave Obama a pass on his war mongering ways. Now Ted Galen Carpenter, a Cato Institute senior fellow in defense and foreign policy studies, points out that despite their near constant criticism of Donald Trump, […]
The WSJ’s Daniel Henninger prefers baseball to either football or basketball. Baseball is all about … well, yes, playing baseball, he explains. It is not political or personal or more things than the average fan can process. Baseball has an informal code of on-field conduct, which has held for a hundred years. The NFL doesn’t […]
What other risks does our food supply face considering the added destruction of Florida oranges from Hurricane Irma? Florida’s orange trees face a bacterial threat that makes their fruit unusable, and could lead to Americans getting all their orange juice from Brazil and beyond in the future. Now scientists are working on a way to […]
At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan writes that the NFL conflict is a mirror for the current divide in America. Pat called Sunday a sad day for NFL players, coaches, commentators, owners and fans. He also says it’s going to get worse. He continues (abridged): The culture war has come to the NFL. And Trump […]
Both Dr. Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit and current author of the blog non-intervention.com, and Erik Prince, former Navy SEAL, former CEO of Blackwater, and current Chairman of Frontier Services Group appeared on the John Frederick Show to discuss Afghanistan recently. Listen to their conversation below.
Sunday family lunch at La Fontaine de Mars.