Political Insider
Posted: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:15 | Political Insider

If you’re wondering what President Obama plans to do next about peace between Israel and the Palestinians just read his West Point speech this week.

Nothing.  He didn’t mention it once.

He only mentioned Israel twice and then in reference to other issues – Egypt’s peace treaty and Iran’s nuclear ambitions – and the Palestinians not at all.

Posted: Sun, 05/25/2014 - 09:27 | Political Insider

Posted: Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:55 | Political Insider

It is possible to be too successful? 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves great credit for focusing global attention on the potential Iranian nuclear threat.  Threats to wipe Israel off the map cannot be dismissed as the rantings of a crazy man when his government is secretly building nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them while fomenting terrorism against the Jewish state. 

Posted: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 21:15 | Political Insider

Until this week Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky had been one of the few Republicans to criticize his party's campaign of voter suppression and intimidation, but he seems to have changed his mind.

Posted: Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:03 | Political Insider

Ronald Reagan once explained a dispute within his party as "Sometimes our right hand doesn't know what our far right hand is doing."

That helps explain how today's Republicans are dealing with immigration reform.

A comprehensive bipartisan bill passed the Senate last year and there was a feeling of momentum since the GOP's post-2012 "autopsy" of its defeat concluded it needed immigration reform to attract Hispanic voters, who had given Barack Obama 72 percent of their votes.

Posted: Tue, 05/06/2014 - 19:00 | Political Insider

If the next President is a student of history and not a masochist, he or she is highly unlikely to dabble in Middle East peacemaking unless both sides come to the White House with a convincing case that they are ready to get serious. And even then caution would be well advised.

President 45 will have the benefit of knowing that all attempts by previous presidents have left an unpleasant residue and often proved a political liability.