Christian Josi

Christian Josi is a veteran of international center-right politics. He lives in Richmond, Virginia and currently serves as managing director of C. Josi & Company.

International Space Station Not Ready for Privatization

 

Shocker — I think the federal government does a few, very few, things well. One of those functions is space exploration. Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are doing some work in the private sector on for-profit space travel, but that should not preclude the federal government from continuing support for the International Space Station. Senator […]

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A Gig Destroying Neighborhoods?

 

Go for a stroll around an upscale urban neighborhood — say New York’s upper West Side, or Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle — and you’ll notice something unusual. Outside many of the apartment buildings are lock boxes, sometimes dozens of them. They’ll be hanging from any available structure. They seem to have sprung up like mushrooms […]

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Amazon Is Overextended, Which Makes It a Security Risk

 

You know the old saying that when you try to be everything to everybody, you end up being nothing to no one and make everybody mad? Well, it seems that Amazon has fallen into that trap. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is very close to landing a giant contract to manage all of the Department of […]

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Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Botches

 

For any American who believes the U.S. government needs a rapid infusion of smart business sense (and there are many of us), they should have some peace of mind in knowing that the competitive bidding process is virtually omnipresent wherever government procurement takes place. After all, competitive bidding, by which government agencies and programs seek […]

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What America Needs Is a Good Dose of Bob Barr at Justice!

 

In an article he authored last week for townhall.com, former Congressman Bob Barr echoed the sentiments shared by me and many others who support President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general. The insights offered by Barr are especially apropos considering his background. The Georgia lawyer served as the presidentially appointed […]

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Here He Comes to Save the Day

 

Paul Bedard has leaked Monday’s planned announcement that Sam Dealey has been selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Times. I could write pages about why this bold choice is a good thing and what a great and talented guy Sam –who incidentally is no stranger to us here in AmSpecLand — is. But since […]

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My Man McCotter

 

I came across this clip of Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s remarks about military families at Restoration Weekend a few weeks ago, which I found particularly poignant this morning. Take a look: I’m not sure I can think of many (any?) other elected officials in this day and age who have the courage, humility (not to mention […]

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Steve Forbes Is Back

 

Just back from a reception in Old Town Alexandria for VA GOP Attorney General candidate Ken Cuccinelli with special guest Steve Forbes. An all-star conservative crowd was in the house (multiple RET and Regnery spottings reported) and Cuccinelli, as expected, did not disappoint. What a wonderful AG this man will make (and knock wood it […]

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In Huelskamp’s Camp

 

Kudos to the Club for Growth for endorsing conservative leader Tim Huelskamp for Congress in KS-1. As the Club’s press release yesterday said: “Tim Huelskamp stands out as a champion of limited government and economic freedom,” said Club President Chris Chocola. “Unlike some of the other Republicans in this race, Tim has compiled an impressive […]

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Running Against Health Care

 

This YouTube video, which links liberal Kansas Republican Jim Barnett with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has been making the rounds on national and Kansas blogs. Jim Barnett is a liberal Republican who lost a gubernatorial bid against Sebelius by a landslide, only to then team with her in 2008 in an attempt to pass a […]

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