Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

I'm pretty busy today working on the Trump Year one Lunch and Panel event in Leominster MA at noon today (you can still buy tickets here or at the door for $20 which includes an all you can eat buffet) so I don't have a lot of time for a long piece on shutdowns, Tom … Continue reading Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

Embassies in Jerusalem: Why Guatemala?

On Sunday, Guatemala's President announced plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Guatemala follows US in planning Israel embassy move Guatemala, along with 12 other countries, had their embassies in Jerusalem until 1980, when they moved them to Tel Aviv after Israel annexed East Jerusalem, in a move not recognised internationally. All other countries still … Continue reading Embassies in Jerusalem: Why Guatemala?

It’s the U.N. versus the U.S. over Jerusalem. Guess who wins that matchup.

The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution nullifying any move by any nation to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution does not mention the United States or President Trump, but let's be honest. This is all about the United States and President Trump after he kept his promise and … Continue reading It’s the U.N. versus the U.S. over Jerusalem. Guess who wins that matchup.

Pence announces plan to help Christians displaced by the Islamic State

With all the scandals raging from the dossier to the huge budget to Obama's slush fund, it's time for some good news coming from Washington DC. That news came last night from Vice President Mike Pence as he announced the United States will directly assist faith-based groups actively supporting Christians and other religious minorities whose … Continue reading Pence announces plan to help Christians displaced by the Islamic State

Five points on the POTUS speech at the UN

Pres. Trump gave his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. You can read it in full here, and you should (video at Powerline). 1. Pres. Trump asserted the American constitutional system of governance, as Rick Manning said, "not as imposition but an example to be followed, while at the same time respecting … Continue reading Five points on the POTUS speech at the UN

America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Prime Minister Jim Hacker: We should use the debate [in the UN] to promote peace, harmony, good will. Sir Humphrey Appleby: well it would be most unusual. The UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred. Yes Prime Minister, A Victory for Democracy 1986 Yesterday the Hill highlighted a pair of tweets … Continue reading Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Netanyahu’s thunderous silence and the West’s moral vacuum

While Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power busied themselves in a video conference with Pres. Obama, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a most powerful speech: Last month, Khamenei once again made his genocidal intentions clear before Iran’s top clerical body, the Assembly of Experts. He spoke about … Continue reading Netanyahu’s thunderous silence and the West’s moral vacuum

A Primer on Agenda 21 and ICLEI

I was thrilled to join DaTechGuy on the radio last Saturday as one of the new guest bloggers for this site.  During our discussion, one of the questions that came up is Agenda 21.  We didn’t have time to go into the details for those who are unfamiliar with it, so I thought I would … Continue reading A Primer on Agenda 21 and ICLEI