5 reasons I can never, ever vote for Donald Trump

I’ve been a Republican for as long as I can remember. I watched 1988 election coverage with a glee that usually is reserved for sporting events. I remember opposing Hillary Clinton’s health care plan to anyone who would listen (and in the case of my classmates, even those who wouldn’t listen). I’ve supported every GOP nominee since Ronald Reagan in 1984 (when I was 5 years old). For the good of the country and of the Republican Party, I cannot support their nominee this year. I am so concerned about…

Current Foreign Policy and Global Unrest

Foreign policy is an interesting animal. Get a group of political analysts in a room and you could set the tone for an endless debate over the rights and wrongs, virtues and vices of any foreign policy. In Utah, foreign policy barely makes the evening news, right up there with Dixie College football or environmental objections to hunting. Here is a simple fact. In 2014 there are 247 separate countries and sovereignties across the globe. Of those countries, 93 have population of roughly 10 million or more and 43 countries…

Don’t do stupid stuff is not a policy, it is a justification

On Sunday, Politico reported that the Obama administration has made a concerted effort over the past several weeks to publicize a new foreign policy doctrine. First reported by the Los Angeles Times in April, and later parroted by both the Chicago Tribune and New York Times, the West Wing’s new foreign policy strategy is: “don’t do stupid stuff” (but, as each of these papers point out, with “stuff” replaced with a four letter expletive). Apparently, we are all supposed to be impressed. The revelation of such a sophomoric, frat-boy attitude…