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John Kerry's eloquent, yet deceptive defense of Obama's Israeli policy

U.S. Secretary John Kerry today gave an eloquent, yet deceptive defense of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy involving Israeli, including his decision not to use the administration’s veto of a UN Security Council anti-Israel resolution. In his state department speech, Kerry did an admirable job of laying out the pain of both Israelis and Palestinians... Read more »

UPATE: 12 important, unanswered questions about Iran's hijacking of two U.S. Navy riverine boats in the Persian Gulf

UPDATE: One explanation was that there was a GPS problem that lead to a navigation error that brought the two boats into Iranian waters. I don’t know; that doesn’t sound realistic to me.  As a former U.S. Navy officer, I have to demur from the Obama administration’s self-congratulations for peacefully “resolving” the capture and imprisonment... Read more »

Barack Obama's and John Kerry's anti-science rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

A lot of accusations have been flying around, denouncing anyone who questions the modeling that “proves” that civilization is causing global warming. “Anti- science deniers,” they’re called, and lumped in with anyone who doubts the much-more conclusive evidence of evolution. They’re anti-science dumbbells. I wonder where the same critics are now when it comes to... Read more »
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GOP debate winner:Carly Fiorina. Losers: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama

Carly Fiorina came away as the winner of the GOP debates–a surprise to everyone except those who know her and have heard her speak. She was assigned to the JV squad (the early, non-prime-time debate between the seven candidates who didn’t make the first team cut) because only about 40 percent of Republicans know who... Read more »

Sec. of State John Kerry dumps the Monroe Doctrine

Now the latest outrage from the Obama administration. Secretary of State John Kerry declares the Monroe Doctrine to be dead. What the hell? Who decided to overturn almost two centuries of U.S. policy in which America protected North and South American continents from European intrusion? The Monroe Doctrine did not state that we have a... Read more »

Eric Zorn and I hash it out over the GOP presidential field

This is one of my occasional debates with Chicago Tribune colleague and commentator Eric Zorn. It appeared today in the Tribune commentary section and in Eric’s blog, The Rhubarb Patch, where comments also can be posted.  To Dennis, from Eric: What does it tell you that, even though the economy is apparently stuck in the doldrums... Read more »
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Senate Report: Bin Laden Was 'Within Our Grasp'

What most of the people who comment on this story haven’t noticed is that the report was done by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Democratic majority staff.  It was Osama bin Laden (AP file photo) done at the request of its chairman. Guess who is the chairman. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). As the story notes:... Read more »
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