When I watched LTC Vindman march up to Congress for his off-camera testimony before Adam Schiff's impeachment committee, and heard that he was a naturalized US citizen originally from Ukraine, I first noticed the CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge)...

Crime Syndicate; How China and Russias Bought off the Washington Establishment

My background for this observation is 30+ years with China, the Far East, including the last days of the Soviet Union in both Russia and Ukraine in 1991-1992 and finally the mostly Balkans through 2009. This is a book...

A Memo to President Trump: Beware of the Green Card Bias

This is a hard subject to talk about. President Trump and I belong to a generation when the natural law of "becoming American" was still operational, even for Indians who immigrated here in the 1960s....

“I Hope I Get a Good Mafia”

That was actually said in the early days of the crumbling Soviet Union. The speaker was a young man from the Caucasus who had staked out a street corner in Moscow where he planned to set up a kiosk...

First Principles: First Impressions about America

Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name "America" already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn't matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.