1968, while serving as an interrogator with the USMC, I was assigned to
the 11th ITT (Interrogation/Translation Team), 3rd Marine Division at
the prisoner-of-war (PW) compound in DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. One
of dozens of interrogations I conducted during my 13-month tour of duty
was with a rather interesting NVA (North Vietnamese Army)
prisoner-of-war who provided some unusual information. As part of our read more »
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Consider this. If George Bush were running against Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, how would you vote? What are Bush's positions in the following areas? Are they much different than those of John McCain or, perhaps, are McCain's positions more conservative than those of George Bush?
What McCain has promised to do, if elected: read more »
Today is Ronald Reagan's birthday. I believe he would be taken aback if he were alive to witness what is taking place within the Republican party today. Assuming Senator John McCain wins the GOP nomination, it will show how the party has been ideologically transformed since President Reagan so adroitly communicated the conservative core values which defined the Republican party in the 1980's. read more »
However this election turns out this elcetion will be to Mc cain and Romney after today. Rudy and Huckabee will be effectively out if not in fact, I doubt they will drop out but they will have no chance at the nomination. Only Mc Cain and Romney even have a chance at winning Florida.
At the moment I am leaning towards Mc Cain, because he is a maverick and has the best chance of winning, but I have problems with a few of his positions such as his soft stance on illegal immigration and Mc Cain-Feingold.
Either of these men would make a good president.
My parents' generation has been called, I believe rightly so, "The Greatest Generation". They were raised as children in the era of the Great Depression, fought and defeated Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan in World War II, and built a great and powerful American society in the post-war years. I am truly grateful, as we all should be, for the sacrifices and suffering endured by our parents to protect and preserve our country and our freedoms. read more »
Mark Hemingway of National Review has somewhat of a history when it comes to taking a negative slant regarding Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. From his earlier pieces where he erroneously wrote that Romney's accomplishments show "style over substance" to a later article where he mentions Romney's "controversial religious beliefs", Hemingway has truly read more »
My Night With Bill Clinton
I live near Carnegie Hall basically because if I open the window, sometimes I can hear the music€¦and if I can't hear the music, it certainly beats living near a garbage dump. On the other hand, maybe I do live near a garbage dump. The other night I tried to come back to my apartment after an evening of rivalry (basically borscht and blintzes), and found the way to my apartment blocked, and dozens of policemen and police cars in the street. read more »
There's a special election on deck in Massachusett's 5th district, and the Repubican is actually within shouting distance. Use the widgett at the top of the page and give a helping hand to a Republican in a deep blue state.
h/t Patrick Ruffini
What's up with Fred? That's what a lot of people (from the press, to pundits, to supporters) are wondering. Over the weekend they forced out yet another staffer from the "non"-campaign and, according to the latest reports, seem to be backing off the earlier indication of being "in" in time to participate in the next debate, which would be September 5th. read more »