SCOTUS Grants Review of ObamaCare

November 14th, 2011

By Dan Miller By an order issued today, the Supreme Court granted several petitions for certiorari in cases challenging the constitutionality of the insurance mandate and other aspects of ObamaCare. Here is the only article I have found that provides a useful analysis of what the Court actually did. Among other things, it says Setting […]


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Texas Toast: Rick Perry, Ted Kennedy, Roger Mudd and 1979 Redux

September 28th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey “Why do you want to be President?” It was the question that killed a candidacy the national media had conceived, created and cajoled. Ted Kennedy’s famous flub of a simple question asked by Roger Mudd on a national broadcast in November 1979 accomplished two things. First, it paved the path for […]


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The Bay of Pigs Invasion’s 50th Anniversary Is Today

April 17th, 2011

By Dan Miller It should remind us of the often neglected need for militarily realistic planning of military operations. Sunday, April 17th, is the fiftieth anniversary of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion. Here is an article about the survivors and about ceremonies planned in their honor in Miami. As noted, For exiles, the men […]


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The Role of Justice Kennedy

April 11th, 2010

By Tom Carter There’s a good article in The Atlantic by Andrew Cohen, chief legal analyst and legal editor for CBS News.  In Why Kennedy Owns the Supreme Court, Cohen discusses the increased influence Justice Anthony Kennedy is going to have on the Court once Justice John Paul Stevens retires. It has to do with […]


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Disastrous Lessons

December 8th, 2009

By Jan Barry Lyndon B. Johnson’s decision to escalate U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, despite public statements that he sought no wider war, destroyed his political career. John F. Kennedy’s decision to veto hawkish generals and advisors and wage a secretive, low-key counterinsurgency campaign—which included approving a military coup that killed the American-installed president of […]


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