Monthly Archives: November 2011

Introducing ROARR Contributor: Mark Sussman

It is my pleasure to introduce ROARR contributor, Mark Sussman. Mark is a Washingtonian living in the Seattle area.  He has been a supporter of Constitutional and limited government  for many years, but became more fully active, upon his retirement … Continue reading

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Darwin a Positive Evolution for American Foreign Policy

This past week’s announcement that the United States would station 2,500 Marines in Darwin, Australia is a positive development for American foreign policy. Incidentally, seven years ago I made this recommendation as part of a student group in a defense management class … Continue reading

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The Anarchy Will Not Be Televised: Why the Occupy Movement Has Officially Jumped the Shark

Apparently, the assailant who fired two rounds from a semiautomatic rifle at the White House was likely an Occupy D.C. protestor. Of course, the New York Times does its utmost to draw as little attention to this allegation as possible. In … Continue reading

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Crony Capitalism in Congress

Peter Schweizer, my editor at Big Peace, and a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution was recently profiled on 60 Minutes. He exposed abhorrent behavior in which both Democrats and Republicans engage: insider trading. Apparently, members of Congress are not subject to … Continue reading

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Wake up, Pond Scum

It is a rare thing when an artist or author rebels against the liberal orthodoxy. But Sin City and 300 creator, Frank Miller does just that in his recent blog post entitled, “Anarchy.” He begins with the following: Everybody’s been … Continue reading

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Politically Incorrect in San Francisco?

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Veteran’s Day Quotations

“Those who ‘abjure’ violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.” — George Orwell “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who … Continue reading

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Battle of the Crater: Fascinating Tale of a Little-Known Battle

Battle of the Crater is Newt Gingrich’s and William R. Forstchen’s fascinating historical  novel about this infamous battle, in which the Union Ninth Corps attempted to end the siege of Petersburg, Virginia (Click here to listen to an excerpt from the audiobook … Continue reading

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Posted in Book Reviews, California, Central Asia, China, Climate Change, Defense, Energy Security, Finance and Economics, Food Security, International Security, Mathematics, Media, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Science, Technology, War | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Republicans Should Beware Obama’s Advantage on National Defense

With the unemployment rate above 8% for the last 33 consecutive months, it is little surprise that the President’s job approval is only at 43%. An early October Gallup poll found 46% of respondents would vote for a generic GOP candidate … Continue reading

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War with Iran?

Yesterday, New York Times columnist David Sanger published an intriguing piece on “America’s Deadly Dynamics With Iran.” For those who have been following this blog from the beginning, many of you may remember I did my Master’s thesis on Plan … Continue reading

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