Venezuela’s Hell: Could It Happen Here?

I want to challenge you.   Could the United States—the beacon of freedom, economic and military superpower, and perhaps history’s greatest anomaly—ever fall as far as Venezuela?   Before we get back to that, let me give you a brief crash course in what South American friends are currently enjoying. There’s no food. Imagine being so…

A Residency in Review – 4 Ways Barack Obama Disgraced the Presidency (And Endangered Us All)

“But he’s done; he’s leaving!” some might say, “Why dredge up old news?”

Well, for starters, because he’s not leaving. Unlike his predecessors who (usually) left the capital city and gracefully settled into the annals of history, he’s sticking around Washington D.C. (Yes, yes, I know he’s still got a kid in school.) Politically, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As the aforementioned Bill Whalen put it, his farewell speech “wasn’t so much ‘farewell’ as ‘to be continued’.”

Dear Barack Obama: You Got Exactly the World You Wanted

I’m sorry. No offense.” That’s Debra Messing’s character apologizing to Dermot Mulroney’s character for the thousandth time in“The Wedding Date.” “Do me a favor, quit apologizing,” Mulroney retorts, “If you look at this as a business transaction, maybe you won’t feel compelled to keep saying sorry.” Messing: “I’m sorry.” Mulroney: “It’s aIso really annoying.” Messing:…

Justification: Part II

Yesterday, you may recall that we discussed how all races have at one time been victims of oppression. The pages of history are positively bursting of sad examples to this end. Using Michael Eric Dyson’s explanation, since a person cannot be racist if that person is part of “the oppressed” . . . then by…

Round Three

With everything going on in the world today– Libya and otherwise– I expected a fierce back and forth tonight- and instead I saw what equated to a dinner table discussion on foreign policy. . .sometimes not even on that. Or so I thought. I was thoroughly confused for nearly the whole thing. Each chance to…