GOP Virginia Senate nominee Corey Stewart is one of those fake opportunistic Yankee Confederate statue lovers

Guess what? The nominee the GOP picked for its Senate candidate in Virginia in its Tuesday June 12th primary to oppose incumbent Senator Tim Kaine was the Confederate statue and flag-loving Corey Stewart.  A quizz for you reader:  Corey was born in----a) Richmond, b) Nashville,  c) Atlanta or d) Duluth Minnesota?  If you answered "d" you are correct. … Continue reading GOP Virginia Senate nominee Corey Stewart is one of those fake opportunistic Yankee Confederate statue lovers

Trump to Shake Kim Jong Un’s Hand on the One Year Anniversary of Return Home of American in a Coma: RIP Otto Warmbier

Asians have a cultural inclination to closely commemorate historic dates like the liberation of Korea (August 15) or the bombing of Hiroshima (August 6.) This is not true so much for Americans with our sense of historic amnesia. But one would think that even Americans could remember a major international event that occurred just one … Continue reading Trump to Shake Kim Jong Un’s Hand on the One Year Anniversary of Return Home of American in a Coma: RIP Otto Warmbier

Korea and Virginia: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

  Constituent politics in the United States often has a major impact on foreign policy.  The ballot box can send a signal in a more direct and, at times, cutting way than any academic debate on foreign policy at a Washington think tank.  As any Congressional staffer knows, vocal advocacy by constituents on behalf of … Continue reading Korea and Virginia: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

North Korea Has Killed Tom Sawyer

All Americans, no matter of what political persuasion, deeply mourn the death of Otto Warmbier, the all-American youth.  He was reportedly a soccer and football player and homecoming king at his high school in Wyoming, Ohio.  He came from a religiously devout family.  And Otto was also an accomplished scholar at the University of Virginia, … Continue reading North Korea Has Killed Tom Sawyer

Taiwan’s President: Go South, Young People!

In a previous blog posting I discussed PRC President Xi Jinping's major policy for not only rejuvenating his country's increasingly sluggish domestic economy but also to bring about a regional burst of infrastructure development: the "One Belt, One Road" initiative along the old Silk Road. Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen faces corresponding domestic challenges to stimulate Taiwan's economy, … Continue reading Taiwan’s President: Go South, Young People!

High School Reunion: Vietnam and Baby Boomers

Notre Dame College Prep, Niles, Illinois Class of 1966 -- 50th high school reunion  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GREGORY JOSEPH KASPER PFC - E2 - Marine Corps - Regular Length of service 0 years Casualty was on Sep 25, 1967 In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR Body was recovered Panel 27E - … Continue reading High School Reunion: Vietnam and Baby Boomers