Republican convention: Red meat turns rancid, mean, and poisonous

Two down, two to go. Days, that is, of the Republican National Convention. I'm not watching gavel to gavel. I have a life. But, as a political junkie, I'm drawn to watch the evening activities, as deplorable as they are. From an organizational perspective, especially for an alleged master of the spectacle, Day One was …

Continue reading Republican convention: Red meat turns rancid, mean, and poisonous

Intelligence Committee report confirms blot on Hillary’s record

Four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, on 9/11/12, and they didn't have to be. Yesterday's Senate Intelligence Committee Report makes it pretty clear: the tragedy at Benghazi could have been avoided.  For months, Ambassador Chris Stevens had been requesting additional security, to no avail. If only the State Department had heeded warnings about the growing threat.  If …

Continue reading Intelligence Committee report confirms blot on Hillary’s record

Kerry’s the man, at least for State

I don't doubt it. Senator John Kerry could be a close to perfect  Secretary of State.  All aspects of his life have prepared him for the job, save for running a large bureaucracy.  UN Ambassador Susan Rice has been touted as the President's first choice.  They have been close allies since she started advising him on foreign policy …

Continue reading Kerry’s the man, at least for State