Category Archives: Policy

Back to Bataan – TTG

CNN  — The Philippines will provide the United States with expanded access to its military bases, the two countries said Thursday, providing US forces with a greater strategic footing on the southeastern edge of the South China Sea close to self-ruled … Continue reading

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Freedom Caucus chair Scott Perry says they have a “framework” for Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker. Is it a framework or an agreement? Is it enforceable?

By Robert Willmann After two more unsuccessful votes today, 6 January 2023, for Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, the House will start again at 10:00 p.m. eastern time tonight for more voting. However, in the two votes starting … Continue reading

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The resistance against Kevin McCarthy continues as a 6th vote fails to elect a Speaker of the House

By Robert Willmann The writer Gore Vidal said that in the United States we do not have politics, we have elections. This observation has become more and more accurate. The Democratic and Republican Parties have maneuvered themselves into being the … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia – a family holding company, not a friend. Republished 13 October 2022

  I speak fluent Arabic.  I was the first professor of the Arabic Language and Middle East Studies at West Point where I was twice judged best classroom teacher and was offered permanent tenure which I declined not wishing to … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Israel, Middle East, Policy, Saudi Arabia | 73 Comments

The Presidential Records Act and classified information are two added issues in the FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida home

By Robert Willmann The civil lawsuit continues in a federal court about how items seized from Donald Trump’s Florida home by the FBI will be handled and used, and whether the order appointing a special master will remain in place. … Continue reading

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“A Guatemalan town remakes itself in Indiana” – TTG

SEYMOUR, INDIANA  On a balmy day last September, hundreds of people gathered for a raucous, all-day basketball tournament in Gaiser Park, one of the sprawling, well-kept green spaces in this small midwestern town. All the players and participants were members … Continue reading

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This and That – 2 August 2022

Thorium reactors- I listened to a member of Congress expound on this subject the other day. I think it was Senator Tuberville. According to him thorium is the answer to the question of cheap, safe nuclear power until fusion power … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, China, government, Policy, Politics, Russia, Television, The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis | 32 Comments

By deception, the U.S. Senate hides and slides a bad gun law through to double-cross the public

By Robert Willmann After a highly publicized shooting at a school with multiple homicides in Uvalde, Texas on 24 May 2022, the usual bandwagon of politicians saying they had to “do something” began hurtling down the road, when an investigation … Continue reading

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“Granholm: President could use Defense Production Act to handle gas supply crisis”

“Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm indicated that President Joe Biden has considered using the Defense Production Act to help mitigate the record-high gas prices, but stressed that it is just “one” of the tools at the president’s disposal.  “President Biden, like all … Continue reading

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AG Merrick Garland goes to Ukraine but does not enforce Title 18 U.S. Code section 1507 for crimes against Supreme Court judges

By Robert Willmann On Tuesday, 21 June 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Attorney General Merrick Garland was in Ukraine to help identify, apprehend, and prosecute persons for alleged war crimes in Ukraine, even though I have not … Continue reading

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