2013's Most Dearly Departed
Person of the Year

by Albert Thompson -- [caption id="attachment_601797" align="alignright" width="304" caption="Margaret Thatcher"][/caption] Many celebrities left this world during 2013 – from politicians and actors to authors and rock stars – but no one, in more…

Change Saudi Arabia can believe in

by Albert Thompson -- The bureaucracies and think tanks that make up the Beltway national security establishment are living a delusion of unassailability; America can no longer start wars with impunity. America more…

The hermitage factor

by Albert Thompson -- Let's be brief: Urban America is running the show. Said another way, the suburbs and the exurbs, inhabited by a diminishing conservative activist base, cannot govern the American more…

This is Cuccinelli's chance

by Albert Thompson -- As America's relative position changes in the world, so will American politics. This reality is currently ignored by the politicians, but it is inevitable. As America's share of more…

One nation under fire

by Albert Thompson -- China is big. The People's Republic can boast amazing achievements in the 21st century. It has the world's second largest economy, the largest population on Earth, global investments more…

Rally behind one-nation agenda

by Albert Thompson -- Often I write commentary about various current events and the deceptive way they are presented in modern politics. I like to turn things on their head, shake them more…

The real cost of Bush-Obama spying

by Albert Thompson -- The arrogance. The nerve. Those are just a sampling of the sentiments coming from European capitals as a result of the exposure of the scale of Bush-Obama spying more…

Trouble in south, solution in north?

by Albert Thompson -- The democratic project of the American president continues to undermine the credibility of the American philosophy of government. Benghazi and Egypt: failure and embarrassment. Compared with Turkish "moderate" more…

GOP political economy?

by Albert Thompson -- Conservatives are often disappointed by the ineffectualness of their media and activists. For the last 32 years, they have been waging the never-ending retreat. The number of conservative more…

Give Schori her due

by Albert Thompson -- All biblical Anglicans owe Katherine Jefferts Schori thanks for her recent sermon condemning St. Paul for casting demons out of an enslaved woman. Her statements are a clear more…