The Nimble Mr. Morsi-Egypt’s New President

President Mohamed Morsi[1] is exhibiting surprising nimbleness on both Egypt’s  domestic front as well as on the international stage.  His public dressing-down last week of the Assad government signaled Morsi’s willingness to support the on-going toppling of autocratic reg
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It’s Summer

It’s SUMMER  and there are serious topics to be addressed. Serious topics abound:  the Obama/Romney presidential race is a regular sandbox fight-every week someone is throwing sand at some one else.   The U.S. economy remains precarious with uncertainty on the horizon.   Syria i
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Recess is Right!

Congress is fleeing Washington for what is customarily referred to as “summer recess”.  Recess is right!  Congressional members have been acting like school children, unable to play fair or learn to cooperate with one another. RECESS.  Isn’t that for a break after co
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Iraq as Prelude for Afghanistan. (Or…Bigfoot is a Myth)

The Middle East remains a region of consequence for the entire world as the catastrophe in Syria unfolds and the gamesmanship between Israel and Iran continues.  Both conflicts hold radiating consequences for the E.U., Russia, China, the U.S. and an endless number of nation-states.  W
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Add My Voice to a Change in the Gun-Purchase Laws

 I am adding my voice to the growing chorus of public leaders who are calling for changes in the gun-purchase laws.  Let us be clear, the majority of people are not asking to strike down the right to possess a firearm as granted through the Second Amendment and nor am I.  Rather what
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Paid To Do Nothing

Can you imagine there could be a job where you got paid to do nothing?  What a dream! Surely such a job does not exist;  na, not in reality. But such a job does exist and 535 people are doing that job today.  There are 435 U.S. Congressional Representatives and 100 Senators who are de
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The True Price of Ignorance

The self-serving video released by the Taliban showed the hideous and brutal shooting of an Afghan woman revealing the true price of ignorance.  A great many of the Taliban are simply a woefully ignorant band of fighters who have been able to regurgitate a corrupt form of Islam withou
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Political Headwinds Around The World

The victories of the Socialist candidate (Hollande) in France, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate (Morsi) in Egypt, the PRI candidate (Neito) in Mexico signal global exhaustion after a decade of transnational economic decline and an international focus on fighting terrorism.  People are
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Events in Egypt. To Be Continued…

The unfolding events in Egypt have given rise to wide-reaching punditry and speculation about what each and every movement means.  And such is the reality of the information age. Regardless of how quickly information is made available through the internet, individual movements in and
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Jesus Did Not Have A Laptop Part II

Why does it matter that Jesus did not have a laptop? Simply because it strikes at the heart of the ongoing struggle between religious traditions and the realities of evolution. If Jesus showed up today and used a laptop, the clergy within the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CD
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