by | Jun 30, 2019

The Russian guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arrived in Cuba with a small group of support vessels early last week as relations between the U.S. and Russia reached their lowest point in decades. The Associated Press reported that the military…

by | Apr 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Colombia to strike a Reaganesque pose when he called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to open a bridge to allow entry of humanitarian aid. The effort fell flat. The bridge didn’t offer much…

by | Feb 8, 2019

America beware: Wealth taxes will assuredly succeed in reducing wealth inequality… by driving out wealth. Globally the left has long obtained economic equality through poverty. Whether the same formula will soon be applied here is unclear; what is quite clear…

by | Jan 25, 2019

Venezuela has imploded. The people are starving. The government under the dictatorship of the bus-driver-turned-tyrant, Nicolas Maduro, is inept and woefully corrupt. Anti-government protests abound. The region’s greatest powers, the United States, Brazil, and Colombia, have all aligned against Venezuela….

by | Jul 19, 2018

This week, Nicaraguans once again faced bloody violence at the hands of Daniel Ortega’s government. Protests against the government have been ongoing since April, but this week has been particularly bleak. On Friday, government forces attacked hundreds of protesting students…

by | Jun 22, 2018

Three riddles: 1. A Catholic priest, a Protestant pastor, and a Rabbi walk into a bar. What do you call such a bar? Answer: You call it what it is — a bar. 2. In a class of 397 medical…

by | Jul 22, 2017

I’m old enough to remember when Fred Barnes wrote for The New Republic. Of course, back then Barnes wasn’t as conservative as he is now, but TNR was also a much more liberal-moderate magazine. It was far from the silly leftist…

by | Jan 13, 2017

There is no last insult from President Obama. There are just continual insults. If he’s not congratulating himself, he’s changing U.S. policy to harm constituencies  that didn’t vote for him. Today, that meant Cuban people trying to escape their terrorized…

by | Dec 3, 2016

Castro’s death not only provides communism’s coda but its perfect metaphor. The world’s governments are turning mental contortions over how to respond to the passing of Cuba’s dictator for half a century. Untroubled by protocol concerns, the rest of the…

by | Dec 1, 2016

I applaud President-elect Trump’s statement on Cuba. He said, “Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty…

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