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Like most conservatives, President Obama’s proposed reductions of the U.S. armed forces disturb me. Since after World War I, every time we have reduced our military strength after a war, we’ve regretted it. Nevertheless, it’s time to rethink the mission, size and composition of the U.S. military, preparing for the next war, not a repeat of the last one. It all comes down to the correct assumptions. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Military, middle east, ewross, nuclear weapons, soviet union, china, russia, taiwan strait, Afghanistan, Iran, Pentagon, President Obama, al-Qaeda, South China Sea, Ed Ross, Kuwait, missile defense, Saddam Hussein, war in Afghanistan, World War I, Georgia, U.S. military, U.S. defense budget, restructuring the military, Moldova, Ukraine, East China Sea, Senkaku islands, Diaoyu Islands, Spratlys, Al Qai-da, Secretary of Defense Hagle, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey, U.S. technological edge
February 23, 2014 • 12:10 PM
Speaking in Indonesia last week, Secretary of State John Kerry, said that global warming is “perhaps even the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Sec. Kerry may or may not be right about the destruction global warming may ultimately cause; but he’s absolutely right about one thin. Global warming is a weapon. It’s a political weapon of mass destruction. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Climate Change, 21st century, Al Gore, Albert Einstein, anthropogenic, average global temperature, china, climate change, democrats, Dinosaurs, Earth, Ed Ross, ewross, flat earth society, George Will, global warming, global warming denier, India, John Kerry, obama administration, Obamacarre, President Obama, Secretary of State, settled science, Sir Isaac Newton, Spanish Inquisition, Sun, weapon of mass destruction, WMD
February 9, 2014 • 10:59 AM
Is Jimmy Fallon in the same league with Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Movies-TV, American culture, Capitol Hill, comedy, Comedy Channel, Conan O'Brien, Ed Ross, ewross, Grammy, Jack Paar, Jay Leno, Jerry Lewis, John Stewart, Johnny Carson, jokes, jokes Ed Ross, NBC, Perry Como, Raymond Siller, Richard Prior, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Steve Allen, Steve Martin, the daily caller, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show, Time magazine, Tony Bennet
February 2, 2014 • 12:41 PM
Is Jeb Bush the answer to the Republican Party’s woes? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Politics, 2016 election, African American voters, Bill Clinton, Candy Crowley, Chris Christie, CNN, Columba Garnica Gallo, Democratic Party, Department of State, Ed Ross, ewross, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, George Washington Bridge, Hillary Clinton, Hispanic, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Mexico, Mitt Romney, Monica Lewinski, Oval Office, Paul Ryan Scott Walker, presidency, Rand Paul, republican national committee, Republican nomination, republican party, Ted Cruz, Will Rogers
January 26, 2014 • 2:04 PM
Straight-line projecting current trends into the future is easy; but odds are that you’ll be less than half right. History rarely unfolds in a straight line; and the U.S. national security environment in the year ahead is fraught with twists and turns. Nevertheless, straight-lining things, odds are that by this time next year, threats to U.S. national security will be worse than they were in 2013. The question is what events could alter this prediction? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: National Security, Uncategorized
January 19, 2014 • 2:50 PM
The answers to five questions will determine the outcomes of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
Is the liberal bubble about to burst?
Are red states or blue states on the ascendency?
Will the Tea Party resurge or has it lost its clout?
Will political party allegiance hold?
Finally, who will be the nominees?
(Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Politics, 2010 mid-term elections, 2012 election, 2014 election, 2016 election, battleground states, Bill de Blasio, blue states, Dan Blatz, Democratic Party, Ed Ross, ewross, Gallup survey, George Washington Bridge, Hillary Clinton Chris Christie, liberalism, Melissa Mark-Viverito, members of Congress, Michael Goodwin, New York, New York Post, obamacare, political bubble, President Obama, red states, republican party, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, tea party, terrorism, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Washington Post, Western Civilization
January 12, 2014 • 12:41 PM
The way things are going in Iraq and Afghanistan, the prospects for lasting victory are fading with worse long-term consequences than Vietnam. The human cost of the Vietnam War was far greater than it has been in Iraq and Afghanistan, but I choose to believe that our warriors did not die in vain in Vietnam because we ultimately won the Cold War of which the wars in Korea and Vietnam were part. Still, we lost the Vietnam War and suffered lasting consequences as a result. What’s at stake in the Middle East is greater than what was at stake in Vietnam. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com
Filed under: Military, Afghanistan, al-Qai’da, boots on the ground, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, Ed Ross, Egypt, ewross, Gulf States, Horn of Africa, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, middle east, nuclear weapons, obama administration, Osama Bin-Ladin, Paris Peace Accords, President Barack Obama, Saigon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, Vietnam War
January 5, 2014 • 12:35 PM
Are men becoming obsolete? Two prominent feminist writers, last week, were the latest in a long line of people that have made that argument from different points of view. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Uncategorized, 21st century, American society, Camille Paglia, chauvinistic, DNA, Ed Ross, end of men, ewross, feminist, gender differences, Hanna Rosin, in defense of men, Los Angeles, manhood, Mark Kastleman, masculinity, misogynistic, New York, Pennsylvania, Philadelphiam, Portland, Time magazine, Toronto, TV programs, University of the Arts, viva l’différence, Wall Street Journal
December 22, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the White House
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The Stockings were hung from the chimney with prayer
Hoping perhaps Santa could fix Obama Care.
(Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Uncategorized, A Visit from St. Nicholas, Al Sharpton, al-Qai’da, Carney, Chris Matthews, Christmas, Ed Ross, ewross, George Soros, hoodie footie, Jessie Jackson, O'Donnell, obamacare, Osama Bin Laden, Podesta, Rachael Maddow, Saint Nicholas, Santa Clause, Schultz, solar panels, Stockings, the night before Christmas, we won you lost, White House, x boxes
December 15, 2013 • 11:12 AM
Reducing military benefits threatens U.S. national security as surely as deep cuts in operations, maintenance and acquisition spending. A high-quality, all-voluntary U.S. military is unsustainable without sufficient benefits and incentives to attract and retain top-quality warriors. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Military, middle east, ewross, cold war, United States, President Obama, United Kingdom, Political correctness, Ed Ross, national security, DoD, members of Congress, warriors, U.S. defense budget, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, U.S. national security, sequestration, reducing military benefits, operations and maintenance, Budget Control Act of 2011, Secretary of Defense Hagel, military retirement system, Tricare, commissaries, penny wise and pound foolish, recruitment and retention, reinlist, veterans serving in Congress, NATO allies, World WarII, Ralph Hall, John Dingle, 113th Congress, 94th Congress, military families
December 8, 2013 • 12:33 PM
China extending its air-defense identification zone (ADIZ) to include the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, of which Japan has administrative control, is China’s latest move in the strategic chess game for power and influence in Asia. It’s one more step in China’s strategy to erode U.S. and its ally’s military superiority in the region. The Obama administration’s “pivot” or “rebalancing” to Asia is intended to counter China’s strategy, but it will only work if Washington firmly stands its ground when China challenges it. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: China-Taiwan, AIDZ, aircraft carrier, aircraft identification zone, Armageddon, Asia, ballistic missiles, Beijing, china, Chinese chess, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales, coercion, cruise missiles, Ed Ross, ewross, F-16C/D, Hinan Island Incident, Iran, Japan, military capabilities, military superiority, north korea, obama administration, People's Liberation Army, pivot to Asia, President Barack Obama, Project 2049 Institute, Singapore, South China Sea, South Korea, Spratley Islands, submarines, Syria, the Philippines, UAVs, US arms sales to Taiwan, Washington
November 24, 2013 • 2:17 PM
Sarah Palin has remained in the national spotlight ever since she ran with John McCain in the 2008 presidential election; although the intense media coverage and liberal attacks on her had dropped off considerably until MSNBC’s Martin Bashir advocated that someone defecate in her mouth. With rumors that Mrs. Palin may run for a Senate seat in Alaska in 2014 or that she might run for president in 2016, this is a good time to ask if Palin will run again for office and if she has matured and developed sufficiently as a politician to win either of those elections. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Politics, 2008 election, 2012 election, 2016 election. Alaska, ABC, CBS, Charlie Gibson, Defecation, Ed Ross, ewross, FNC, Fox News Channel, John McCain, Martin Bashir. Katie Curic, MSNBC, public office, sarah palin, Tea Party. Mark Begich, United States presidential election 2008