Last week's column posited the No. 1 mission of the 118th Congress must be protecting U.S. national security and suggested five areas requiring urgent attention:
-- An existential threat posed by tyrannical despots with nuclear weapons.
-- The multimillion-person invasion across our nonexistent southern border and the deadly Communist Chinese ...Read more
Last week, we learned classified documents have been found in various places where President Joe Biden "inadvertently," "unintentionally" or "mistakenly" "stored" or "misplaced" them. All those verbs and adverbs have been used in the ensuing media circus.
Though the quantity, contents, subjects, titles or actual classification levels of these ...Read more
My thanks to faithful readers -- pro and con -- for reminding me I am not a prophet. In last week's column, I predicted our new Congress would have a new speaker of the House and a "sworn-in" Republican majority in the House of Representatives by Jan. 3. Oops!
It took an unprecedented 15 ballots to elect Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House ...Read more
Today, the new U.S. Congress is sworn in. Welcome, especially to those new to Washington. As a reminder to my readers and charge to our elected representatives, here is the oath you will take:
"I, (name here), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and ...Read more
The title for this column may seem counterintuitive to my faithful readers considering the disappointments we've endured through 2022. Despite efforts to diligently chronicle events and proffer advice to America's civil and national security leadership, few glimmers of goodness emerged.
However, let us never forget we serve the Sovereign of all...Read more
We look forward to Christmas because it means a break from the normal routine of life that can be stressful. It's a time for families, friends and fellowship. It's festive and, when in the right perspective, joyous.
However, tens of thousands of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Guardsmen and Marines won't be home for Christmas celebrations. ...Read more
At a time when it's hard to imagine how things in America can get worse, it seems President Joe Biden is on a crusade to drive our nation into the abyss.
We learned Thursday Women's National Basketball Association player Brittney Griner was released from a Russian prison after being arrested 10 months ago on drug charges. It's become almost ...Read more
Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 2022 -- Eighty-one years ago today, Commander Mitsuo Fuchida was preparing to lead an airborne strike force of 49 "Kate" bombers, 40 torpedo bombers, 51 "Val" dive-bombers and 43 "Zeke" fighters on the first wave of an assault on Pearl Harbor. At 0854 that terrible Sunday morning, a second wave of 167 aircraft added to ...Read more
The Republican Party, such as it is, will run the U.S. House of Representatives until, at least, 2024. Since the GOP is a "coalition" of disparate "hearts and minds," we proffer advice on how the 118th Congress can hit the ground running on Jan. 3, 2023. Despite "lib-Dem," "progressive" and RINO advice to the contrary, here are more proposals ...Read more
Cair Paravel, SC -- Unbelievable as it may seem in the most technologically advanced country on Earth, final results of the Nov. 8, 2022, midterm elections are not yet known. But one consequence is now certain: Republicans now hold a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and in January Nancy Pelosi will no longer be in succession to the...Read more
On Nov. 9, while flummoxed Republicans were trying to figure out why their "Red Tsunami" didn't happen in this year's midterm elections, a buoyant Joe Biden held a White House news conference. His goal: change the subject. After meandering about looking forward to working constructively with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Old Joe blamed a grueling ...Read more
The 118th Congress won't be sworn in and seated until January. But it's not too soon to start planning what needs to be done and when. In the Marines, we used to call this process "mission planning," and it was best to do sequentially -- the chronological order in which various tasks needed to be accomplished.
Let's begin with what a newly ...Read more
The outcome of next week's midterm elections will determine much of importance to our nation and our countrymen. Those we elect to 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to the majority in the U.S. Senate will shape domestic priorities, our foreign policy and our national security. The results of 36 gubernatorial contests and ...Read more