It Is Nice that Ted Cruz Is Attacking Donald Trump. But Ted Cruz Also Helped Create Donald Trump. And John Kasich Didn’t.

So, some weeks ago, Donald Trump decided to find new lows to sink to by attacking Ted Cruz's wife on Twitter. This caused Cruz to be (naturally and understandably) outraged, and to dispense with any notions that there could be anything resembling peace and harmony between him and Trump. As longtime spectators of the dumpster …

Quote of the Day

This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz. Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of …

Donald Trump Is a Threat to the National Security of the United States and the Security of the World

And yes, I mean every word in the title of this blog post. Here is why. To start, let it be noted that Donald Trump, by himself, can do more to disrupt international security and stability than can most latent geopolitical threats out there: A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could …

Journalism Is Dead, But Ethnic Stereotypes Are (Alas) Alive and Well

Look, I get the fact that Ted Cruz is not everyone's cup of tea, and that in particular, there are a number of journalists who are thoroughly un-enamored of the junior senator from Texas. But if you are a journalist who wishes to challenge Cruz, or at least, to offer the news-consuming public some interesting …

Ferguson, and the Overextension of Police Power

Let me preface this post with my usual comments whenever I discuss police power and its potential abuses: The vast majority of police officers serve honorably. They have a hard and oftentimes dangerous job, and we should be grateful for the fact that they are brave and tough enough to do it.That having been written, …

Time to State the Obvious. Again.

Ted Nugent has behaved abominably. He should offer a direct, sincere, and unqualified apology for his loathsome remarks, and he should offer that apology directly to President Obama. Republicans should forcefully and unequivocally condemn Nugent for his remarks, and should refuse to campaign with him. I don't care how many votes it costs, and I …

Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich Defend Mandela’s Legacy

Gingrich's comments have been noted earlier, but again, it is nice to see that there is a sense of appreciation amongst Republicans for Mandela's accomplishments, triumphs and legacy. We ought to remember the bad with the good, but that does not change the fact that there is an awful lot of good to remember when …