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Could Putin get Cuba back by bailing out the Castro regime again?

Yes, there is a "Twilight Zone" element to my post but stranger things have happened.   Click below for the full article: Could Putin get Cuba back by bailing out the Castr... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 9, 2014  

“Ojo y mucho cuidado”: Elections in El Salvador

(My new American Thinker post about the elections in El Salvador) Not long ago, Central America was a big part of our foreign policy discussion in the US. Remember the contras? Noriega and the Panama invasion?  El Salvador civil war? We don't have those problems anymore and we've spent a lot of time looking at […]

“La realidad” has landed in Buenos Aires!

"La realidad" has finally arrived in Argentina. My dad and I were having one of those "father-son chats" many years ago. He said one of the most profound things that I've ever heard. He told me that reality always has the last word. My father was not speaking about Argentina but reality is clearly having […]

“The United States government is the ultimate giant unworkable mess”

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog puts into brilliant context exactly why government cannot do or build the things a culture with real individual incentive can build, no matter how much money the government continually throws at it... The ObamaCare website is the natural spawn of that technocracy who love the idea of using […]

“Las monjas se van a enojar con Obama” for spying on Pope Francis

I hope that they didn't tell President Obama about this one: "The National Security Agency spied on the future Pope Francis before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI, it was claimed on Wednesday. The American spy agency monitored telephone calls made to and from the residence in […]

Dear Mr Leisman: Cruz is Cuban and the jobs report is pre-shutdown

Steve Leisman of CNBC had a very embarassing moment today: "There was a brief moment of awkwardness on CNBC Tuesday morning when, during a discussion of the weak jobs report and Senator Ted Cruz, reporterSteve Liesman asked for some “Mexican music” to be played while they talked about Cruz. Liesman said, “We’re going to call this the […]

I Can See The “Community Organizer” From My House…

Recall in 2008 during the then presidential election campaigns how all the in-the-know Obama supporters in the democrat party and in the media were so eager to elevate the man, with little to no experience at even an actual job, to a would be indisputable level of "Community Organizer" that would trump anything a crazy […]

One Person’s Opinion

This is a guest post from frequent commenter Honey. * * * William Buckley often used to use the expression "History begins where you want it to when you want to win an argument." I am sure most people understand what that means. But how many times have you listened in exasperation when someone takes […]

The Rhodes to The Benghazi Cover-Up?

It's an interesting bit of twisted incest, if you will. Follow along... CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans. Of course, this would cause embarrassment for the Obama team, especially in the few weeks before the election. They had […]

“In an otherwise unmemorable second inaugural speech…”

Bill Kristol perked-up his ears during Obama's snoozer of an inauguration speech yesterday to something that has him a bit worried... I was struck by one sentence: "But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends, and we must […]

The Essentials of Educating the Eloi

Since I was a child one of my favorite movies has been the 1960 film version of the H.G. Wells story "The Time Machine". (The more recent remakes were okay, but I like the original.) At the end of the movie Rod Taylor has jumped back into his machine and left behind his present day […]

The Resolution Quality of “Resolutions”

When I was very young it was explained to me, by one of my aunts, the reason we eat pork and kraut on New Years is to purge the bitterness and excess of the prior year (the kraut) and to hope for and celebrate the bounties of the New Year upon us (the pork). My […]

One Election and Two Funerals…

I just haven't completely gotten my mind around this election. It was a very long election cycle, and I am not trusting what I am seeing/hearing from anyone. Yet, my week is far from over. My mother-in-law died over the weekend. My husband and I had our 36th wedding anniversary on election day. (Thirty-six years […]

Suicidal tendencies

A relevant quote for the morning after: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." --Albert Einstein On Monday I wrote that in addition to the fiscal cliff we are on, we are surrounded by enemies that are now emboldened by the reelection of Barack Obama. […]

Election day inspirationals

Two excellent essay, one on The American Spectator and the other on Human Events: "Au Revoir, Mr. President" by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr [...] Obama has come across as an amazingly close approximation of Jimmy Carter, complete with a slow-growth economy and a foreign policy disaster, though one of Obama's empty boasts was he understood […]