A Christmas gift to us from George Washington

Summary: For Christmas we interrupt our usual warnings for a reminder about an event from our past that still can inspire us today. America was created by the Founders' bets against long odds, conditions far whose than those we whine about today. Regular service will resume tomorrow. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you all! A real Christmas story, … Continue reading A Christmas gift to us from George Washington

Make this a special Thanksgiving: take a first and easy step to reforming America

Let's do something different this Thanksgiving. Let's give thanks for what we have and those who bequeathed it to us. Then go further, since eating turkey and watching football is not enough. Take an easy first step to reforming America. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, … Continue reading Make this a special Thanksgiving: take a first and easy step to reforming America

Hatred and fear of Islam – of Moslems – is understandable. But are there hidden forces at work?

Summary:   Readers send in questions, which we attempt to answer.  Is the fear of Islam understandable?  Yes.  Is it reasonable?  Does it warrant State action?  Read below for some answers, and a guess as to the real reason for the surge of fear-mongering about Islam.  (This post was revised on August 3 to make the … Continue reading Hatred and fear of Islam – of Moslems – is understandable. But are there hidden forces at work?

France gives us tips for the Afghanistan War, from their successful role in the American Revolution

There have been few victories by foreign troops fighting insurgencies since Mao brought the art of 4th generation war to maturity after WWII.  The few grey cases are those conducted with a legitimate local partner (e.g., Malaysian government for the UK) or those not substantially foreign (e.g., Northern Ireland for the Brits).  To find clear victories we need … Continue reading France gives us tips for the Afghanistan War, from their successful role in the American Revolution