Trump’s missed opportunities

The first debate is behind us, and from my point of view it was pretty much a draw, with Lester Holt, a partisan moderator, aiding a  heavily scripted-scripted Hillary Clinton. edging a rather ill-prepared Donald Trump  I must admit being disappointed in the opportunities Trump missed to score solid points. Here are a few. Continue reading

Noonan trumps Gates

“Mrs. Clinton was the senior-most advocate for using the U. S. military to bring ill-fated regime change in Libya, and further, failed to anticipate the chaos that would follow – the same failure she and other Democrats hung around the neck of the Bush 43 administration in post-Saddam Iraq,” – former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates

While Gates was forthright in his negative opinions of Hillary Clinton in his op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal, “Sizing Up the Next Commander-in-Chief,” I found his assessment of Donald Trump extremely unfair. Continue reading

Get this … Hillary offers Trump national security advice

Hillary Clinton likes to remind us that as senator she was on the Armed Services Committee and she circled the globe umpteen times as secretary of state and, oh yes, she was in the situation room when Osama bin Laden was taken out.

She believes that “experience” gives her license to criticize Donald Trump’s recent comment that if the Iranians continue to hassle our Navy in international waters they would be “shot out of the water.” Continue reading

Hillary says she wants us to hold her accountable

There she was – Hillary Clinton – in Greensboro, N.C., making her first appearance since her mysterious curbside collapse at the 9/11 memorial services on Sunday. She again took us through her endless list of ideas for spending our money, while ridiculing the ideas of Donald Trump. And what does she say, “I want you to hold me accountable.” Continue reading

Bret Stephens for dummies

If you’re truly confident in American institutions, then we’ll ride out Mrs. Clinton just as we have Mr. Obama.” – Bret Stephens

This blog is my response to Bret Stephens’ column, “NeverTrump for Dummies, published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. Stephens uses a hackneyed question and answer format in which he answers questions from an imagined inquisitor. Continue reading