rethinking a strong national defense

Mark Levin’s response to The Weekly Standard’s Peter Berkowitz is surprisingly good.  I find myself truly befuddled by the apparent twin-personalities of the man who is Mark Levin – the thoughtful, reasonable essayist vs. the talk-radio bloviator.  Perhaps each medium requires its own panache.  Maybe I just don’t get talk-radio.  In any case, I found…

Anticipating Cuba

It’s very good news that steps are finally being taken to ease relations with Cuba.  So far, Obama’s efforts to normalize American/Cuban relations have not gone nearly far enough, but I understand the need to move slowly.  International politics is a sort of dance and dagger fight, and one side cannot be seen as making…

Remarking on the Unremarkable and Making it Remarkable

Earlier tonight, I expressed surprise that the idea that AIPAC is more powerful and active than any other foreign policy interest group is deemed at all controversial.  I went on to point out some indisputable facts and figures about AIPAC’s lobbying activities, combined with some personal anecdotes and an explanation of the important role lobbyists…