Category Archives: Middle-East

Disrupting The International Order

It seems to me…. “Since World War II, the rules-based international order created and maintained by the United States has benefited peoples around the globe and none more so than Americans here at home.”  ~ Mac Thornberry[1]. We are fortunate … Continue reading

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The Road To Space

It seems to me…. “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.”  ~ Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky[1]. The U.S. has announced plans to return to the Moon by 2024 but there are reasons to … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas

It seems to me…. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge[1]. While they … Continue reading

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The Domestic Political Threat

It seems to me…. “People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can’t feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson[1]. The U.S. faces a number of critical challenges … Continue reading

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Curbing Weapons-Related Killings

It seems to me…. “Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings.” ~ Claire McCaskill[1]. What does … Continue reading

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Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

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