The President’s Pardon of Arpaio Unethical, But Not Illegal

When the president with a sweep of his pen signed his signature to the pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he was acting with the power of a king. Despite what some academics have proposed the pardon power is about, when placed in the constitution at the time of its creation, the Founding Fathers intended…

Is Bad Diplomacy Good for the Future?

Diplomacy which has failed miserably absolutely for the past 25 years with North Korea is considered the only response we can have by many of our elected public officials. The harsh reality is that a nuclear armed and capable North Korea changes the entire balance of power in Asia — and even for the Chinese…

Saying Goodbye-ish is such a Sweet Sorrow

Drove Kate down to American University over the weekend. She’s come a long way. Very happy, or so it appears and ready for college. For my wife, Kate leaving the nest is a cause for depression — and I hadn’t thought about it this way. Eighteen years is a long time to bring up a…

Who is to Blame for Charlottesville?

Like many thinking people who understand the news is skewered, and presently distorted to denounce the president and enoble virtually everything else, I am persuaded to lash out at those who do not understand reality or report it to the American people. During the 8 years of Obama we wrote about racism and division as…