The Presidential Campaign 2016 Part II: Back to Basics

Part I: The Election of 2016 The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business as usual with Donald…

 

China moves to supplant U.S. as key foreign power in Middle East

Jan 20th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Foreign Affairs, International Economics, Trade William Nissen 1 min read

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday for the first stop on a closely watched tour that will include visits to Egypt and Iran, as Beijing pushes to widen its access to Middle East oil and potentially supplant Washington as the most influential foreign power operating in the tumultuous region.  

 

Humiliated By Iran: How Did The Navy Let It Happen?

Jan 16th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Foreign Affairs, Government, Military Robert May 1 min read

IBD Staff write: Weakness: How can an advanced, ultra-agile U.S. combat boat suffer a “navigation error” that leads to a terrorist state capturing its sailors? Tehran just revealed military ineptitude warranting a congressional probe. The Swedish-designed Combat Boat 90 can make the sharpest of turns at high speed, stop nearly on a dime, maneuver like magic and, with its Rolls-Royce jet-propulsion system, can speed along at…

 

North Korea H-Bomb Shows Need For U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

Jan 8th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Foreign Affairs, War (Terrorism & Violence) Robert May 1 min read

IBD Staff write: Nuclear War: By President Obama’s Iran logic, the U.S. should stop worrying and learn to love North Korea’s H-bomb. In the real world, what worked for four decades was mutual assured destruction. It is typical of the Obama administration that it reacts to one of the spokes on the Axis of Evil raising the nuclear ante by suggesting that it didn’t really happen,…

 

Will Mideast Allies Drag Us Into War?

Jan 5th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Foreign Affairs, War (Terrorism & Violence) Robert May 1 min read

Pat Buchanan writes:  The New Year’s execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation. Its first purpose: Signal the new ruthlessness and resolve of the Saudi monarchy where the power behind the throne is the octogenarian King Salman’s son, the 30-year-old Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman.  

 

Good Riddance To 2015, The Year Of The Big Lie

Thomas Sowell writes: How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it? It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it is long afterwards before we recognize it. However, if 2015 has been a turning point, it may well have marked a turn in a downward direction for America and for Western civilization.  

 

The Selfishness of the Open-Borders Crowd

by Bill B. May Many Libertarians subscribe to a policy of open-borders:  The freedom of people anywhere in the world to move freely where they wish.  For example, this article, What We May Not Give: A New Life, in a Free Country laments that an individual cannot give a charitable contribution to help bring a refugee into the United States. I’m all for allowing the individual to…