Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximilano of México

Mexican history is inevitably one of lost opportunities and ruined possibilities. While Maximilano was a flawed man, I can’t help but think maybe it was lost juncture for Mexico, possibly a more peaceful and just one.… Read More Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximilano of México

Trump’s “Muslim Ban” & Iran

(Photo credit: MCW News) President Trump (truly one of the strangest phrases in English after “Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California…”) today followed through on a simulacrum of his promised ban on Muslims. The executive order prohibits the entry of individuals from Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Iran. (Updated: a judge has recently… Read More Trump’s “Muslim Ban” & Iran

Puerto Rico: Where Did It Go Wrong?

I wrote up a quick piece on the Puerto Rican debt crisis for Cafe Con Leche Republicans, a pro-immigration Republican advocacy group. The fact that the bureaucrats and dimwitted legislators in Washington micromanaged and abetted San Juan into committing fiscal suicide hardly seems surprising. However after visiting San Juan last month, I did become interested… Read More Puerto Rico: Where Did It Go Wrong?