We should all take a deep breath and rethink our individual and collective fixation on arguably our most outwardly-flawed POTUS. If one excluded Los Angeles and New York City, most Americans who […]
#NeverAgain and #YesSheCan exposing more of our political federal and state-level “Swamps”
Now THIS gives me hope that our multi-level political SWAMP just might be shamed into constructive and meaningful bi-partisan legislation – and (potentially) even more changes that serve America, and Americans, first […]
Calling all Rotarians, those with similar values – and frustrations
Enough of the blame-gaming fallout from the November 8 election. Let’s get on with ending the divisiveness that started decades ago.
Struggling to learn the lessons of Vietnam – How about Now?!?
America’s struggle (“jihad”) over our values, principles and priorities, domestically and internationally, really came to a head during the 1960’s. As evidenced by the current and worsening divisive politics, exacerbated by a complicit and dysfunctional media, “TRUTH,” “FACTS,” integrity and accountability are proving to be fluid and elusive.
New Terrorist Weapon More Powerful Than Nukes
HEY TIM COOK! Does our “Right to Privacy” really trump our “Right to LIFE?” Are you not aware that the most critical weapon in the hands of those who would do us […]
A British Soldier Amputee Says it All About Muslims
BE WARNED: You will encounter an F-bomb or two in this veteran’s recap of life after his near death. “Amputee soldier’s heartfelt Muslim Facebook post goes viral” – By James Masters, for […]
We Are Our Own Worst Enemy – and We’d Better Wake Up Soon
Until our leaders and education system catch up, we need to have more community conversations about the challenges we face around the globe relative to how others perceive America and the Western […]
Islamism and the Threat to Liberal Ideas
It’s time for the “West” to change its approach to ISIS, al Qaeda and those pursuing the “Islamic State.” A genuine expert in Counterinsurgency shoots straight and shares lessons learned. From our […]
THANK YOU “Jihadists” and those pursuing the “Islamic State”
I say, “THANK YOU” to these most extreme of the Islamists, be they ISIS/ISIL/IS, AQAP, al Qaeda. Boko Haram or, lest we forget, the more “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood, for their short-sighted, barbaric […]
“Robocop” on the streets of Tehran
Recently on a long flight, I opted to watch “Robocop 2014,” which started with Samuel Jackson, as a TV personality, challenging America as to why every other country in the world was […]
To most Muslims, “Jihad” has three meanings, or levels: First, there is “Jihad e Akbar,” or the “Greatest Jihad,” which is the lifelong struggle with self to resist temptation and, essentially, to […]