A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.


A friend from Nuevo Laredo recommended Fred Burton’s Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent last fall, then a neighbor lent it to me last week. I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it tonight after work. This was an interesting, if melodramatic, look at the creation of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS) Counterterrorism […]


The Post-American World

Prior to last month’s discussion of The World is Flat, I was trying to finish Fareed Zakaria‘s The Post-American World. Oh well, better late than never. Zakaria starts off the book discussing the “rise of the rest” and how many parts of the rest of the world (states and non-states) are doing much better these […]


The New Case Against Immigration

Our book club selection for February is Mark Krikorian’s The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal. Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the grandson of immigrants himself. He argues that today’s mass immigration is not good for today’s America. Our current immigration situation and policy have […]