A Pale Blue Dot or A Speck of Dust

On September 5th, 1977, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched a space probe called Voyager-1 from Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral. Its mission and that of its sister, Voyager-2, which launched on August 20th, 1977, according to...

Census. Taxes. Refugees.

Census. Taxes. Refugees. That may sound like the beginnings of a news story from the last year, but it easily could have been a headline in the Bethlehem Tribune 2,000+ years ago. One doesn’t often attribute politics to the Christmas narrative, but surprisingly,...
Blackburn’s Refusal to Go Soft is Constitutional

Blackburn’s Refusal to Go Soft is Constitutional

Marsha Blackburn should be thanked by the people of Tennessee. She is not your typical GOP Senator who views her primary role as towing the Party line. Make no mistake, she is a dedicated conservative Republican and staunch supporter of the GOP. Case in point. When it...
Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Beginning with Jamestown (circa 1607), American life has been organized around and dependent upon the notion of rigorous self-reliance. In early America, self-reliance was a given. There wasn’t much choice for the early patriots. After all, staying alive was...
The Fickle China-Russia Alliance

The Fickle China-Russia Alliance

Choosing one’s friends is critical and typically based on mutual interests, common values, and compatibility.  The China-Russia alliance on display in Ukraine fits my criteria for global comrades, aka, friends. China and Russia share a mutual interest in the...