by | Jul 26, 2017

Loyalty — fealty to one’s nation, religion or smaller social group — is one of those concepts that Americans have allowed to lose its meaning. The media are the most guilty because they have decided that loyalty to the nation…

by | Mar 15, 2017

One main reason America is a superpower is that our Navy is still the strongest in the world. Since a majority of the world’s commerce passes through our oceans, whoever has the world’s strongest navy can protect — adversely impact…

by | Mar 13, 2017

Tomorrow, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet face-to-face with President Trump for the first time, each to take the other’s measure. Mr. Trump has previously criticized Mrs. Merkel for her open-door immigration policy and, by implication in his criticism of…

by | Feb 14, 2017

General Michael Flynn resigned tonight as National Security Advisor: BREAKING: Flynn resigns, CNN reports — Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 14, 2017 Here’s the resignation letter: THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON February 13, 2017 In the course of my duties as the…

by | Feb 10, 2017

Judges dislike people who judge… them. The fauxtrage over President Trump’s continued criticism of the black-robed, white-wigged set works as Exhibit A illustrating the point. Judge James Robart slapped down a Trump executive order. The president slapped back on social…

by | Jan 18, 2017

It did not take a hack by the Russians or a leak by the Wikis to unearth what President Obama thinks of Benjamin Netanyahu. A helpful staffer of his shared with an Atlantic feature writer some years back that O….

by | Jan 17, 2017

So motivated by principle and fear, national security Never Trumpers signed onto a statement that included this: Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free…

by | Dec 9, 2016

Of the individuals mentioned as candidates for Secretary of State, what reassures is that they all are serious, prudent men. The question occurs, therefore, why the Washington yak-yak classes should raise their collective eyebrow at the possibility that with the…

by | Nov 21, 2016

One of the worst legacies of the Clinton era is the never-ending presidential campaign. In practical terms it means that for at least two out of every four years, America pays attention to little else and flatly ignores the most…

by | Sep 26, 2016

Tonight the doyenne of deceit and the syncopated clock of Republicanism will debate in what is likely to be the most-watched television event ever staged. Over one hundred million people around the world are expected to be in the audience….

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