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What Democratic Primary Candidates Should Be Debating

The media moderators of Democratic presidential debates need to steer the discussion in that direction – toward a discussion that demands a demonstrated, comprehensive command of the serious threats to American national security and economic security. The moderators must seek concrete responses to these macro-level challenges from each aspirant rather than allowing candidates to "skate by" with disconnected 60-second micro-level, tactical plans.

Value of Democratic Presidential Primary Debates Is Debatable

If Democrats cared about good government, heck if Republicans did either – they would find the low viewership of the six presidential primary debates to date with alarm. What's driving the limited value of these presidential debates? The media.

Only the USA Congress Can Save the Kurds

To the 535 Members of Congress: In the face of an impending genocide, impending ethnic cleansing of Syrian Kurds -- green lighted by the White House, thoughts and prayers are totally inadequate. DO SOMETHING! Stand with the rest of the rules-based world, our NATO and SEATO allies, and sanction Turkey into immediate withdrawal. Our allies

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What Congress Should Learn from the Mueller Report

Congress cannot allow the executive branch to "adopt regulations" intended to insulate itself from the forceful congressional oversight the Founding Fathers enumerated in Article One of the Constitution.

Invoking the 25Th Amendment Must Be a Last Resort

The anonymous Trump Administration "senior official" who penned a piece in Thursday's New York Times said nothing new. And there is the shame of this piece. The Trump Administration has been a vortex of fire and fury, a cacophony of boasts and lies, a scandal of incompetence and fawning since January 21,2017. Virtues – we

The Folly of August Impeachment Talk

President Trump's business and political associates had a bad week this week. Based on the 16 guilty findings, it is clear the President does not pick the "best" to work for him. It is, highly likely, as Michael Cohen's guilty plea tried to establish, President Trump and his presidential campaign violated at least some Federal

$25 Billion Investment in Border Security

My parents were refugees from Hitler. They were well educated, English speaking and able to rapidly assimilate into American life in the late 1930s. Despite their best efforts; government bureaucracy, anti-Semitism and the speed with which Hitler seized most of Central and Western Europe thwarted their efforts to save their families from Nazi concentration camps.

President Trump’s Opioid Plan Falls Short

President Trump declared his determination to end the opioid epidemic --- over the next "7 years" in a New Hampshire speech. The location was not a coincidence. New Hampshire has the third highest rate of death by opioid overdose -- ending the crisis a cornerstone of state politics. Opioid addiction and related deaths have reached