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    Words Have Consequences

    August 29, 2014
    Word-CloudOne of the great diplomatic blunders of post-World War II American history occurred when April Glaspie, the United States Ambassador to Iraq during the George Herbert Walker Bush Administration, hinted to Saddam Hussein that the U.S. didn’t really care whether
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    Stockholm Syndrome on Stage

    August 15, 2014
    Stockholm_syndromeFor most of us, it is hard to understand the psychological disorder called Stockholm Syndrome. In brief, it is the mania where the abused identifies with the abuser. It is a sad and bizarre illness, particularly since those not afflicted
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    Bad Borders, Bad Neighbors

    August 8, 2014
    borderGood fences make good neighbors. Bad fences make chaos. Israel and the United States have a lot of good things in common, including democratic governance and leading the world in the technology and innovation. They also have something really bad
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    Jack Abramoff on CNN: Congress weakens travel disclosure rules

    July 4, 2014
    140702163202-nr-brooke-jack-abramoff-00033926-horizontal-gallery Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff who describes the kind of access lobbyist’s have to Congressmen through free trips. Watch the video here.…
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    Abramoff Talks Lobbying

    October 11, 2013
    abramoff-talks-lobbying-1 Former lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff (LAW ’86) reflected on his past corruption on Capitol Hill and offered solutions for reforming campaign finance legislation in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. In the hour-long Georgetown University Lecture Fund event, “Can Washington…

Are We Trending Yet?

July 7, 2014

According to the polls, Americans favor root canal surgery over Congress. Cockroaches are more popular than our elected federal legislators. Even the sporting world’s most reviled creature – the replacement referees of the NFL –…


If It Moves, Tax It

June 27, 2014

Ronald Reagan succinctly summed up the essence of government:
“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
He meant it as an insult, not an…


The Mark of McCain

Full disclosure: I think Dana Rohrabacher is one of the greatest representatives sitting in the Congress. I have felt this way since Dana transitioned from one of the key speech writers for Ronald Reagan into elective office. Dana is honest,…


A Moment That Passed

June 23, 2014

The defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a grassroots activist college professor should have presaged a fundamental shift in the Republican Party Congressional leadership. It should have been a wake-up call to…