Monthly Archives: August 2015

Is Biden Waiting in the Wings?

Is Vice-President Joe Biden waiting in the wings to make an entrance on the stage of Democratic presidential candidates?

As it is now, the only two candidates getting serious attention are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, though Maryland’s former governor Martin O’Malley, former U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, and former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island are all in the race.  A few months ago, the universal assumption was that Hillary Clinton would be the clear nominee.  But that’s starting to change.  Not many expect Bernie Sanders to win, but if Joe Biden enters the race, at the very least, he will get serious attention.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/possible-biden-bid-already-dividing-loyalties-in-the-white-house-121650.html?hp=t2_r

Note:  If anybody is planning to ask me to explain how Hillary Clinton could have thought she could get away with using a private email server for State Department business as secretary of state, please be advised that some things are beyond my comprehension, and that’s one of them.

 

The Iran Deal: Security or Sellout?

Iran and the United States are enemies, and not pretending to be anything else.  Yet President Obama and the western allies just made an agreement with Iran–not a treaty, but an agreement among executives–allowing Iran some nuclear capability and some lifting of punitive sanctions in exchange for Iran agreeing to close monitoring to make sure it does not get capability for a nuclear bomb.  Good deal or bad?

Good, according to the Obama administration:  http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/iran-nuclear-deal-argument-bomb-121613.html?hp=t4_r

Bad, according to former vice-president Dick Cheney:  http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/dick-cheney-speak-out-against-iran-nuclear-deal-121674.html?hp=l2_4