Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Trouble With Iowa

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann brought an Iowa audience to its feet Saturday when she said: “social conservatism is fiscal conservatism.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who joined Bachmann at Rep. Steve King’s Conservative Principles Conference this weekend, echoed this sentiment when he asserted: “if you don’t start with values…the rest of it doesn’t matter.” Both […]

March Madness 2011

This is why I love March Madness. VCU just destroyed my bracket and I have a smile on my face. I had Kansas winning the national championship. Most people thought they’d cruise into the Final Four when No.2 seed Notre Dame and No. 3 seed Purdue fell last weekend. Shoot, most people thought they’d sail […]

More Libyan Thoughts

Events in Libya continue to move at a rapid pace. On Thursday evening, the United Nations Security Council authorized the use of force against Libya, approved a no fly zone over the country, and encouraged “all necessary measures” be taken to prevent the regime from slaughtering its citizens. Within hours, Libya announced a cease-fire and […]

Libyan Thoughts

Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel once noted: “the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” Maybe that explains Washington’s bipartisan support for military intervention in Libya. Though the United States has no strategic interests in Libya nor has it been attacked by the country, both neoconservatives and liberal internationalists […]

Pakistan: The Real Hot Spot

Americans have spent the last month focused on uprisings in the Middle East. Egypt and Libya dominated the news as citizens marched in the streets demanding their leaders step down, democratic reforms be implemented, and new governments elected. But Americans are missing the story of real consequence: the chaos, religious strife, and unraveling taking place […]