Do Nations Have Souls?


 Today we celebrate the singularly American, most beloved and festive holiday: "the Fourth of July" -- The day brave citizens of the New England colonies --tradesmen, scholars, farmers and clergymen -- officially declared to the world that they would no longer be ruled by the long arm and intrusive reach of tyrannical Britain. When John Adams, a primary architect of the newly-conceived government, was nearing the end of his life he shared intimate thoughts with those who would follow … [Read more...]

Why Benghazi Matters: Part 3 ~ An Open Letter to President Obama


Dear Mr. President,I had intended to write you yesterday but felt tired. I am still tired, and becoming more so, even as I write you today. I can only imagine how tired you must be.First, let me say, I am not a registered Republican and I am troubled by your assumption that concerns about Benghazi arise only from “the Republicans.” Regardless of party affiliation, or lack thereof, I remain alarmed by what I see happening and not happening at the highest levels of government under your adm … [Read more...]

Why Benghazi Matters: Part 2


During the recent “whistleblower” hearings before the House Oversight Committee, information rendered by non-partisan, career diplmats (now referred to as "the Benghazi Whistle-Blowers"), Gregory N. Hicks, Deputy chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya; Mark I. Thompson, Counterterrorism Bureau Deputy Coordinator for Operations; and Eric Nordstrom, Libyan Regional Security Officer;  starkly contradicted the version of events presented and perpetuated by the State Department and the White Ho … [Read more...]

Why Benghazi Matters: Part 1

Ambassador Chris Stevens abandoned into the hands of his assailants

I am compelled to write about what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. On that day radical Islamic elements mounted an orchestrated attack on the fledgling American Consulate there (the Embassy itself is located in Libya's capital, Tripoli) in which four Americans died: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.Though eight months have passed since the incident, it remains unresolved. … [Read more...]