Category Archives: Military

The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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The Need To Increase Immigration

It seems to me…. “It would be unwise for the modern Republican Party to come across as hostile to immigration. That has been the losing position in American history for 200 years.” ~ Grover Norquist[1]. There frequently is a stronger … Continue reading

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Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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Back To The Moon

It seems to me…. “Retain the vision for space exploration. If we turn our backs on the vision again, we’re going to have to live in a secondary position in human space flight for the rest of the century.” ~ … Continue reading

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The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Restoring Our Basic Values

It seems to me…. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century … Continue reading

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What To Expect From A Trump Presidency

It seems to me…. “I think I am, actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.” ~ Donald Trump, 60 Minutes interview, 17 July 2016. Donald Trump was inaugurated with the lowest recorded approval rating of … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … Continue reading

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The Next War

It seems to me…. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” ~ Dwight … Continue reading

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Road To Recession

It seems to me…. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” ~ Harry S Truman[1]. It should be very obvious to even the most conservative Republican that their basic core platform … Continue reading

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