Foreign Policy

We’re All Alice

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“The Hatter’s remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English.”  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1911, p.101) Words ought to have meaning.  For the vast majority of us they do.  Unfortunately, we have walked through the looking glass and confront a Mad Hatter.   We’re all Alice […]

Donald Trump’s High Crimes

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

I am old enough to remember that politics stops at the waters edge. Now, conservatives are defending foreign participation in American Democracy. “The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of betrayal of his oath of office and betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” the speaker of […]

Honoring My Dad and the Fallen

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Memorial Day always makes me think of my dad-Yves “Buster” Melancon.  He served for twenty-seven years in the United States Army and went to Vietnam twice.  As a Combat Engineer, Dad wasn’t directly engaged in the fighting, but he did travel throughout the war zone.  I always wonder how my life would have been different […]

Yes Donald’s Family and Campaign Worked with Russians

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

“The truth is that we barely know anything more today than we did a week ago. It’s likely there’s a reason for that.” Kevin Drum Last week we knew Donald’s inner circle are confessed and convicted criminals. Last week we knew Donald’s campaign/family worked with Russian agents to influence American elections. Last week we knew […]

The Preventive War Lie

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says “Congress shall have power to … declare War”. If Donald goes to war, he will be in violation of the US Constitution. His advisors are trying to spin their illegal activity as a “preventive war.” Starting a war has never prevented one. We haven’t finished paying for […]

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my stomach turn.  His […]

Donald’s Feel Good Bombs

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Let’s not kid ourselves; Donald Trump dropped some feel good bombs. Killing people and destroying property makes him and his supporters feel good about themselves. They feel like they have done something when in fact they have changed nothing. Russia sill backs Syria. Syria is still killing innocent men, women and children. The international community […]

America Safe and Secure

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

I am the proud father of a son who serves in the United States Army, and the proud son of a father who served 27 years. I’ve thought many times about them not coming home to us. Any parent, or child, knows the feeling of waiting for their loved ones to return. When our family […]