Published on TheHill.com on April 21, 2015
Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free-trade agreement, Congress could lose the power to control immigration policy. We could find ourselves back in the era before there were restrictions on immigration and anyone from anywhere could come to our shores.
Published on TheHill.com on April 14, 2015
Here are nine reasons why electing Hillary Clinton as president would be a mistake.
1. She is a hawk who will get us into another war. Clinton is instinctively a hawk and is always very quick to urge the use of force. She backed involvement in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Hillary’s announcement seems aimed at attracting no publicity and providing no bump in her sagging poll numbers. No hoopla. No crowds. No women talking about the history being made. Just a stealth car trip to Iowa with tweets from gas stations.
Hillary began her Presidential campaign yesterday. How’s she doing it? Stealthily, quietly, secretly, weirdly.
It started with a tweet. The least technical savvy person on the planet is now hip.
It’s time for round two in the Iran negotiations — not the second round of the Iran plus 5 talks, but rather an entirely new negotiation between the US Congress and Iran. The parties will never meet face to face, but they can face off nonetheless with the balance of power resting squarely with Senate Democrats who are skeptical of the deal.
Published on TheHill.com on April 7, 2015
In most presidential primaries, there is a candidate who cannot win. All the other candidates want him to finish second because they are sure that if they can get him one-on-one in a runoff, they will defeat him.
Brothers will be brothers seems to be the message of Todd Purdum’s article about the Clinton siblings. Comparing Hugh and Tony Rodham and Roger Clinton to the likes of Donald Nixon, Sam Johnson, and Billy Carter misses the point. The brothers may be similar, but the way the president or candidate treated them is quite different — and that’s the problem.
So the basic tradeoff achieved by Secretary of State John Kerry in the talks with Iran boils down to this: Iran has to watch its step for ten years. Then all bets are off. A year later, bombs away! By 2025, most of the sanctions will have been lifted and there will be no incentive for Iran to keep its deal to limit uranium enrichment. And, in any event, the limits will have been weakened after the ten year period.
Published on TheHill.com on March 31, 2015
Politicians depend on their ability to maneuver as their most basic survival skill. Force them to stand and exchange blows without the ability to shift their ground and they are as helpless as a kitten.
Published on TheHill.com on March 24, 2015
Though the GOP nominating process for 2016 is just beginning, CNN/ORC issued a poll this week that sheds light on how it is unfolding. The survey tested the GOP candidates in a head-to-head match-up, and with only 14 percent undecided, it shows the beginning of the makeup of the Republican field.