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Is ‘The D’ now ‘The Done’?

Thaddeus G. McCotter
Former Member of Congress
              State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr enters a news conference in Detroit, Mich., Thursday, July 18, 2013. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge permission to place Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Thursday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

As Detroit’s state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager Kevin Orr discovered on the “scar-hopping” tour of blighted areas he took with the city’s creditors, it’s hard for outsiders to understand this city. Hell, it’s hard for Detroiters to understand it. Unfortunately, the nation’s largest bankruptcy will do little to ameliorate this and, in fact, will likely impede it.

If it weren’t for Woodrow Wilson, I’d be able to watch ‘Vegas’ on Tuesday night

6:07 PM 02/11/2013

It can take generations to determine a president’s full legacy. For even as heated debates over a president’s historical actions rage, new developments bring fresh perspectives and pronouncements on his sagacity or stupidity.

In Aeternum

9:27 PM 12/02/2012

At night the soldiers slept, the prisoners prayed and the jungle shrieked with life.

National security for beginners

2:21 PM 10/24/2012

Amidst our nation's rightful focus on our struggling economy, Monday night's foreign policy debate's stirring exchanges droned home the point that these internationally challenging times require a re-affirmation of rudimentary strategic concepts that undergird a sound national security policy.

Debt threatens our national security

1:25 PM 01/10/2010

Given Christmas Day’s attempted terrorist bombing of a plane bound for my hometown of Detroit, Americans are concerned about their security.  Given the Obama Administration and its Democrat Congress’ fiscal irresponsibility, Americans are concerned about their prosperity and, indeed, their very sovereignty over their servant government.  For just as its refusal to recognize our security is through strength not surrender, the Left equally refuses to accept our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.  The result is evident in record spending, deficits, debt, epidemic unemployment and a debt threat to our national security.