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At the CNN Las Vegas debate Tuesday night, an important distinction was reintroduced to Republican politics. During the debate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz presented a well-thought out, foreign and national defense policy based on the original, Reagan conservatism. One that…

Many populists and those on the left fear or despise corporate America. But some of its methods and values are what is required to rescue the U.S. government. Our beleaguered Congress and White House desperately need help in governance. It…

Hate to say it — but some of the best advice on Syria comes from Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, in his September 11 op-ed appearing in The New York Times. While America may bristle at being told it is…

Just because Congress may approve a military strike on Syria does not mean it is a wise public policy. A Congress with a 14% approval rating, based on an August Gallup poll, cannot be doing everything right. Look at its…

The situation in Egypt is showing us the cost of American incoherence in much of the Middle East. For decades, the United States has had a disconnected foreign policy toward that region — without clarity about the relative importance of…

The United States is writhing about extensive high tech surveillance by government authorities. Yet we must recognize that by fully legalizing electronic snooping, like legalizing marijuana, we could unleash free market forces to achieve an elusive solution. The aim would…

by Ferrara | Jul 8, 2013

No longer might the opera singers of Tosca, La Boheme, and Rigoletto passionately sing of “amore.” Instead, in the future they may sing of “poliamore.” The English equivalent, “polyamory,” is a noun which means having more than one romantic relationship…

“Wooly Bully,” the famous hit of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, was recorded almost fifty years ago. It begins with the bland assertion, “Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw.” But today, the mere existence of that innocent…

by Ferrara | Jun 6, 2013

The Obama Administration has presented such an array of botched domestic and foreign policies that an observer can become disoriented. Seeing a blur of so many negative events is like watching a Jason Bourne movie, with the camera on high…

by Ferrara | May 14, 2013

With former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan victorious in the country’s general election of May 11, the odds of rapprochement between the United States and Pakistan have just increased. An experienced politician and steel industry magnate, Sharif will bring…

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