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Hillary: Third Obama Term
Obama wasted the space. If Hillary wins, she will too.
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
After election... he did little to rally his public, disappearing into an 'inside' Washington game
Democrats, liberals, leftists face a reckoning in considering the Obama presidency this election eve. Most of course like him personally, especially...
#Barack Obama #Saudi Arabia #Donald Trump #War #Election
the Reframing Delusion
Republican voters know what they're doing.
JULY 29, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Reframing the issues isn't a Jedi mind trick
Cognitive scientist George Lakoff has a simple solution for how Democrats can win over Trump voters: just stop talking about racism and sexism and...
#Donald Trump #Identity Politics #Sexism #Reframing #Liberals
☕️ Aaron Stipkovich
I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject gets equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.
Al Qaeda In Iran: Again!
The U.S. Treasury fingers Al Qaeda operating in Iran, again!
JULY 27, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
...their capabilities pale in comparison to what remains the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism
This War is not Over
It is just beginning.
JULY 15, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
Whatever happens in Iraq, the Administration still has no coherent strategy in Syria.
Saudi 41 Year Debt Secret
Do-or-die deal that reshaped US.-Saudi relations for years
JULY 13, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
The untold story behind Saudi Arabias 41-year debt to US
It was July 1974. A steady predawn drizzle had given way to overcast skies when William Simon, newly appointed U.S. Treasury secretary, and his...
#Saudi Arabia #Us Treasury #Salomon Brothers #Debt #Oil
Deadly Moderate Iran
Moderate Iran is killing Americans
JULY 4, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
No matter how the White House spins it, Iran remains the world’s terror master.
the 9/11 Conspiracy
Conspiracy theories won’t keep us safe. Vigilance will.
JUNE 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
If the fault for 9/11 lies with our leaders, then it lies with us -- since we elect them.
the Iran Genie
Letting the Djinn out of the bottle
APRIL 19, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN STIPKO LIVE
There are few geopolitical missteps that have had such disastrous results.
Bombing Alone Won't Do It.
MARCH 21, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Here's where the President and Secretary of State can show some leadership, if they have nerve.
Here He Goes Again
Dick Cheney distorts reality again with an editorial.
AUGUST 31, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Negotiating with Iran hardly represents a massive violation of American norms.
The Democracy Alternative
There's really no substitute
MAY 27, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
The U.S. is one of the very few where a post-revolutionary leader peacefully gave up power.
Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst system of government, except for all the alternatives. This is apparently news to economist...
#Democracy #Revolution #Middle East #Bryan Caplan
Rand Paul's Challenge
Balancing liberty and security
APRIL 23, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
I saw the same cycle repeat itself in Northern Iraq as leader of a CIA base in the mountains...
Our Foreign Policy Adrift
And the rocky shore is getting closer
APRIL 21, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
A proxy war against Iran in Yemen, simultaneously siding with Iran and its surrogates in Iraq...
If you want to get an appreciation for just how disastrous and incomprehensible our foreign policy has become, you need only look at the headlines...
#Foreign Policy #Iran #Iraq #Isis #Politics #Terrorism
Iran on the March
Which will be the next capital to fall?
JANUARY 27, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
Syria, always an ally of Tehran, is increasingly a puppet.
Want to know what the most valuable skill is for an intelligence officer? It's not how to drive a sports car at high speed through the streets of...
#Iran #Cia #Iraq #Islamist #Obama #Terrorism #Yemen
When Money Is a Weapon
How the Treasury Got Into the Spy Game
JANUARY 21, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
Economic and financial intelligence is critical to sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia
Jimmy Gurule remembers struggling for a seat at the table with his counterparts from U.S. intelligence agencies when he was an under secretary of the...
#Cia #Money #The Treasury #Intelligence #Weapon
Faddis, ISIS, and Rotary
USCS Charles Faddis takes questions from the PA Rotary Club
JANUARY 18, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
The United Nations has held ISIL responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes
Steaming Toward Disaster
A very bad nuclear deal with Iran
NOVEMBER 8, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
The scope of the disaster this portends would be difficult to exaggerate.
Neo-Cons use Hate, Fear
Even the French are helping and they only like Jerry Lewis
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Pat Robertson thinks he's God's quarterback
This is an off-year election and there's a good chance Republicans will take control of the Senate and have a majority. Off-year elections usually...
#Conservatives In The November Election
Women Pummel ISIS
UAE female fighter pilot bombing ISIS militants wins fans
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
Take that, sexist terrorists! UAE ladies raining down equality from above --@ArabScarab
The Turk is dead
Al Qaeda terror group says leader died in Syria airstrikes
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
The plot potentially involved a bomb made of a nonmetallic device like a toothpaste container...
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