Can We Escape Control of The Wire?

"He'll See Everything!  He'll See the Big Board!" — Dr. Strangelove What is The Wire?   Why is it so important? Who controls it? Answer those three questions and you can answer a number of problems plaguing our world today. The Wire is simply a metaphor for the transmission of information.  The Wire takes many forms.  And if … Continue reading Can We Escape Control of The Wire?

The Mid-Terms Were All About Trump

Finally the mid-terms are behind us.  There was no Blue Wave nor was there as I hoped, a Red Tide.  There was, in fact, a split decision that leaves the country in a slightly better but still deeply divided state. It will take a little time to fully digest what happened here but one thing … Continue reading The Mid-Terms Were All About Trump

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Invasion

Immigration is a tricky subject for a lot of libertarians.  If there is one issue that has caused more fights in libertarian circles it is the question of restricting a person's right to movement. But in a world of private property where does that right end?  We know where it is in a world of … Continue reading Mo’ Money, Mo’ Invasion

Lame Duck Merkel Has Her Legacy on Her Mind

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stepped down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union, the party she has led for nearly two decades.  Yesterday's election in Hesse, normally a CDU/SPD stronghold was abysmal for them. She had to do something to quell the revolt brewing against her. Merkel knew going in what the polls … Continue reading Lame Duck Merkel Has Her Legacy on Her Mind

Lil’ Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the U.N.

The world is not shedding any tears now that Lil 'Miss AIPAC, Nikki Haley, has finished her time puffing up her political resume at the U.N.  To describe her performance as U.N. Ambassador over the last two years as strident and obnoxious would be a kindness. Haley, simply put, was out of her depth as … Continue reading Lil’ Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the U.N.

Kavanaugh v. Feinstein — Flawless Victory

Yesterday's dramatic cloture vote to push SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a final confirmation vote is one of those political moments of pure victory.  It was messy and it was tense, but the ultimate outcome was better than I could have ever originally expected. Because it's pretty clear to me that we're looking at the … Continue reading Kavanaugh v. Feinstein — Flawless Victory

Decoding Putin’s Response to Attack in Syria

The fog of war and geopolitics makes initial responses to the attack on Russian and Syrian forces recently difficult to assess. Russian President Vladimir Putin's response seemed timid and was at odds with statements from his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and more recent statements from Russia's Foreign Ministry. Putin backed off on explicitly blaming Israel … Continue reading Decoding Putin’s Response to Attack in Syria

Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe

"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further." — The Empire Strikes Back Since Vladimir Putin brought up Bill Browder’s name in Helsinki events have escalated to a fever pitch.  Russia is under extreme attack the U.S./European financial and political establishment. And part of that push is coming from Browder himself.  … Continue reading Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe