September 21

The Oligarchy is Losing Its Grip, But Its Death Throes May Prove Fatal – to Us

“How American Media Serves as a Transmission Belt for Wars of Choice” Several weeks ago the mainstream media (MSM) gave saturation coverage to a picture of a little boy pulled from the rubble of Aleppo after his home and family were crushed in what was dubiously reported as a Russian airstrike. Promptly dubbed “Aleppo Boy,” his dusty image immediately went viral in every prestige outlet in the United States and Europe. The underlying message: we—the “international community,” “the Free World,...

August 27

Will American Expats Miss This Year’s Historic Opportunity on FATCA and RBT by Chasing a “Same Country Exception” Mirage?

Several weeks ago in The National Interest, known as the flagship of American foreign policy realism, I published a commentary comparing the relevant portions of the 2016 Republican and Democratic political platforms addressing the concerns of American expatriates (“expats”) and to some extent of other people (dual nationals, “accidental Americans,” etc.) caught in the blunt-instrument machinery of the global financial information dragnet. (“GOP Woos Americans Abroad, Democrats Tell Them to Get ...

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...


- 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