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Here are the Blogs in the G. Murphy Donovan category.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Say what you will about Vladimir Putin. Some of worst may be true. Say what you will about Kremlin policy. A totalitarian history might still have some traction in Moscow. And say what you will about the Russian majority. They still seem to prefer a strong man at the helm, chaps like Vladimir Putin. ...Read More...
Posted on 03/27/2014 7:11 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 8 March 2014
The United States, the European Union, and NATO are playing kingmaker again, this time in the Ukraine where the stakes could be nuclear. Somehow, regime change has become the default setting for America foreign policy. Let’s review the bidding: Tunisia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/08/2014 8:42 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 29 November 2013
“For all sad words from mouth or pen, the saddest of these are, what might have been” – Whittier Thanksgiving was always the best of Yankee holidays; indeed, unlike most things we celebrate, a unique occasion, a special American institution. In its original incarnation, the last Thursday ...Read More...
Posted on 11/29/2013 5:51 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Sunday, 10 November 2013
In politics there is no honour!” – Benjamin Disraeli The fact that incompetence has a second act in the Oval Office is more a function of inertia on the Right than any achievement on the Left.  Indeed, the Democrats didn’t win the last presidential race, the Republicans ...Read More...
Posted on 11/10/2013 7:54 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Sunday, 13 October 2013
             “How you define a problem shapes how you address it.” – John O. Brennan Just as the American role in the Muslim Wars seems to be winding down, Iraq and Afghanistan especially, another intervention in Syria is ...Read More...
Posted on 10/13/2013 5:15 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 4 October 2013
“Be just before you are generous.” – RB Sheridan President Obama compared the Affordable Care Act to the Apple Corporation the other day while attempting to defend the flailing of the new and expanding health care bureaucracy. A few days earlier, he had invoked the Runaway Slave ...Read More...
Posted on 10/04/2013 8:04 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Monday, 9 September 2013
What follows here is an unpaid, unsolicited, spontaneous endorsement of Carlos Danger for mayor of New York City. Carlos (aka Tony) is perfect for New York. He’s trim, loud, below average, and arrogant; New York urbane if you wish. But he is also fabulous and famous; never mind that he made his ...Read More...
Posted on 09/09/2013 5:11 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Thursday, 18 July 2013
“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently” – Dostoyevsky The American Intelligence Community (IC) is starting to resemble a large cast of delinquents, a Faustian opera where bad behavior seeks constant rationalization and confirmation. And like most bad behavior, ...Read More...
Posted on 07/18/2013 3:04 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 5 April 2013
“Humankind cannot bear too much reality.” – TS Eliot Ensign of Islamist Resistance Barack Hussein Obama finally went to Israel. Before the trip, America had a schizophrenic, yet constant, Mideast foreign policy; stroking autocratic Arabs and alienating democratic Israelis. Indeed, ...Read More...
Posted on 04/05/2013 7:40 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 11 January 2013
      “The nature of lies is to please…. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort.” – Catherine Dunn A dog whistle makes a sound or sends a command that only a canine can hear  A rhetorical dog whistle is a coded message for select listeners, ...Read More...
Posted on 01/11/2013 11:01 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 7 December 2012
“There is nothing as agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the rough sand of truth.”                                               ...Read More...
Posted on 12/07/2012 6:49 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 17 November 2012
 “It wasn’t his infidelity that I couldn’t bear; it was his cowardice.” – Tatiana de Rosnay General David Petraeus illuminates two grand military issues at just the right moment; officer corps character and flag officer performance. Petraeus could be the poster child ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2012 8:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Wednesday morning political quarterbacks are like the Monday sports variety, only you hear from the former two days later. Similar to literary critics, the “I told you so” crowd usually stays above the fray and then comes down only to shoot the wounded. With such caveats in mind, we assess ...Read More...
Posted on 11/07/2012 3:42 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 22 September 2012
“Bully pulpit” is a phrase coined by Teddy Roosevelt to describe the White House as a platform from which to promote an agenda. Today, almost any high office might be seen as a bully pulpit. Take, as an example, the American Secretary of State, an office now occupied by Mrs. William Clinton. Mrs. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/22/2012 9:18 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 25 August 2012
                                     “Every why hath a wherefore.” - WS, Comedy of Errors Let’s stop ...Read More...
Posted on 08/25/2012 11:47 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Friday, 22 June 2012
 “A multitude of books is making us ignorant.” - Voltaire What we believe, or think we know, often gets in the way of what we do not, or should, know. These tensions; facts versus ignorance, truth versus error, and good intentions versus unintended consequences are now a unique field ...Read More...
Posted on 06/22/2012 7:44 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Two successive administrations now have sought to appease Muslims by minimizing the threat from Islamists. Indeed, science has now been enlisted in that effort. Early stimulus came from the White House. Hours after 9/11, a Republican president allowed a host of Saudi elites to flee the US by chartered ...Read More...
Posted on 05/30/2012 9:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Choice is one of those issues that never leave the headlines for very long. The latest brouhaha began when Hilary Rosen, a Democratic Party advisor, claimed that Mitt Romney’s wife, mother of five, grandmother to 16, “never worked a day in her life.” What Rosen meant was that stay-at-home ...Read More...
Posted on 05/01/2012 9:18 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Monday, 23 April 2012
 “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been.”     - Biff, Act II, Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller Mike Wallace, veteran media personality, died the other day at age 93. If air time and salary are measures of merit, Wallace was an American television ...Read More...
Posted on 04/23/2012 4:02 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
                   “A fool and his money are soon elected.” - Will Rogers   A few days ago,  American Thinker carried a piece entitled: “How Mitt Can Win.” The argument was ...Read More...
Posted on 04/03/2012 9:38 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain Every time Benjamin Netanyahu comes to America, the world is reminded that Barak Obama has never been to Israel as president. After nearly four years, the leader of the free world continues to shun the only ...Read More...
Posted on 03/06/2012 7:43 AM by G. Murphy Donovan

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