June 25

Surprise, Surprise! GOP Leaders Trying to Help Obama Move Job-Killing FATCA Expansion

No. 9 NOTE: Version of these items were published by Conservative Review on June 16 and Accounting Today on May 13. For another review of the relevant topics, see also “GOP Leaders Pushing Obama's Global Taxation Schemes” The New American (by Alex Newman), June 24. Jim Jatras The following paired analyses detail how some in the Senate Republican leadership are following their usual pattern on trade, immigration, war, and other globalist initiatives destructive of the sovereignty of the ...

May 4

The Two Faces of #NeverTrump: Those Who Know and Those Who Don’t

No. 8 NOTE: A version of this commentary was published by Chronicles magazine. With Trump’s resounding victory in Indiana, the forces denoted by the Twitter hashtag #NeverTrump should fold up shop and accept the voters’ choice. Some of them will. Senator Ted Cruz had the sense to realize that his play to deny Donald J. Trump a first-ballot victory in Cleveland would find even less favorable ground in New Jersey and California. We’ll see how many of the f...

March 6

I Stand with America. I Stand with Trump

Trump declaring loyalty to the GOP. Is loyalty a two-way street?

In part because no one else in American history had ever done so, in September of last year I announced my interest in and availability for my party’s vice presidential nomination. I so informed each GOP presidential candidate by letter and Twitter. ABC News promptly dubbed me “the Man You’ve Never Heard Of Who Desperately Wants to Be Vice President.” (I’d have preferred “diligently” to “desperately,” but why quibble.) I was content to let my offer lie on the table pending the Republican Conv...

March 3

If He Doesn’t Like Trump’s Exclusion of All Muslims, Obama Must Exclude Advocates of Sharia and the Caliphate

The smart and beautiful in both parties have been prostrate with the vapors ever since Donald Trump called for a temporary timeout on admitting all Muslims into the United States until “we can figure out what the hell is going on.” Such a blanket exclusion, his critics claim, not only would be illegal (questionable) but would alienate “moderate” Muslims whose cooperation is essential to combating jihad terrorism (arguable)....

February 26

If He Doesn’t Like Trump’s Exclusion of All Muslims, Obama Must Exclude Advocates of Sharia and Caliphate

The smart and beautiful in both parties have been prostrate with the vapors ever since Donald Trump called for a temporary timeout on admitting all Muslims into the United States until “we can figure out what the hell is going on.” Such a blanket exclusion, his critics claim, not only would be illegal (questionable), but would alienate “moderate” Muslims whose cooperation is essential to combating jihad terrorism (arguable). After all, everyone agrees that not every Muslim is a jihadist. Convers...

 

- Letter to Treasury Secretary Lew from Congressman Bill Posey

- Letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner from Senators Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, and Saxby Chambliss