George W. Bush

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 […]

Let’s Imagine

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Let’s imagine for one moment, that President Obama served on 9/11 with Secretary Clinton at his side. Let’s imagine Obama and Clinton covered up the role Saudi Arabia played on the day. Let’s imagine President Obama and Secretary Clinton lied about the Iraqi role on that horrific day of mass murder. Would the country have […]

President Obama and the Deficit

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The Rise of the DestructoCons (Part II of Reagan’s Big Lie)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

There is a traditional German saying that warns the foolish not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. A wise person realizes the value of preservation and change. Since the French Revolutionaries first took their seats in the National Assembly, politicians have divided themselves along this axis. One party favored preservation, while the other […]

Getting to 50.1%

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

A friend posed the following question.  “Shaking off the horserace mentality for the moment: does anyone know how the GOP candidate policy positions poll, versus the Obama record & likely campaign platform? Put simply, are these people speaking to the 51%? Here is how it see it. These candidates are like the local activist who […]

A Brief History of Fiscal Responsibility

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

While crisis economics requires government spending to lessen the damage done to average Americans, sound fiscal policy requires several long-term strategies.  Over the last thirty years, Washington policy makers, like American businessmen, have put short-term, temporary gains ahead of long-term, sustainable progress.  Solving our problems requires a clear understanding of America’s fiscal history.  Liberalism solved […]