Fly the Unfriendly Skies, if You Dare

Before the old year passes out of sight and I’ve broken the last of my New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to relieve myself of a few opinions I didn’t unload when I should have. For example: The Friendly Skies: I have never been a great fan of...

Who Wants to Die for Karzai?

With some notable exceptions and a great deal of grumbling in its ranks, Congress seems to be going right along with Obama’s Afghan plan. Such as it is. Washington will add some 30,000 U.S. troops to the war, practically none of which will be loved ones of White...

Iran Sanctions are Counterproductive

In an effort to force Iran to give up its nuclear program, the House of Representatives recently approved legislation that would place sanctions on foreign companies providing that country with gasoline. If also passed into law by the Senate, these sanctions threaten...