"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." ~ Isoroku Yamamoto On June 25, the Supreme Court made a controversial decision striking down a key portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Section 4(b). The original act established extensive federal oversight of elections in states with … Continue reading Why the Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights might be good for Minorities
Under Operation Cyclone from 1979 to 1989, the United States government provided financial aid and weapons to Osama bin Laden and the Pakistani mujahideen through Pakistan's ISI, their intelligence service. This assistance was used to fight the Soviet Union in their invasion of Afghanistan. Bin Laden established camps inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan and trained volunteers from across the Muslim world … Continue reading “Unintended consequences” … gun control’s Pandora’s Box
In 1876 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and innovator, invented dynamite. At the time he was attempting to invent a substance to replace nitroglycerin, an unstable compound that killed his younger brother in a factory incident. While his intentions were good - or should I say noble, the unintended consequences were far-reaching, and not so good. To his credit, … Continue reading Why Ted Turner might be the worst thing that’s happened to America in the last 50 years!
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein Last week was an interesting week in United States foreign policy. Dennis Rodman visited North Korea and met with its leader, Kim Jong-un ... and the meeting wasn't even planned. Rodman was over there with a group of Harlem Globetrotters doing … Continue reading A look at Dennis Rodman’s basketball diplomacy
Well here we are and the notorious sequester along with its accompanying government dysfunction and nihilistic behavior has arrived. Just when the country is on the right path, on the road to economic recovery (maybe not as fast as most would like) - our beloved elected officials feel it necessary to take their idiotic behavior … Continue reading Sequester: What Obama could have learned from the Hunger Games!
Imagine the world with a week with no discussion of politics, no mention of Washington, or anything Congress. Well it isn't going happen and last week was no exception. So let's jump on the bandwagon of the twenty-four hour news cycle, and discuss the issue of Obama's second term cabinet selections. From liberals we hear … Continue reading Diversity … Obama are you listening?
Here we are entering Day 2 of the post Facebook IPO; and we have a whole lot of Wall Street types in their ivory towers crying in their caviar and truffles. The millions they expected to pocket by doing nothing ... well, didn't happen. In fact, many lost millions. Let's all pull out our violins … Continue reading Impatience … the definition of America’s investment strategy!