2040 Matters in Good Company in its Critique of Iran Deal. Since I published my first Post arguing that Congressional Democrats should condition their likely “yes” votes upon Administration commitments to mitigate the unintended consequences of the Iran Deal, two very influential foreign policy experts have weighed-in on the deal making very similar arguments. In an ...
If concerned citizens put pressure on Congressional Democrats for the next three weeks, we could substantially mitigate the Iran deal’s flaws, and thus increase the security of the U.S. The best way to apply such pressure is to write our elected officials.
America’s engagement in the broader Middle East has been a long, painful, and bipartisan lesson in the law of unintended consequences. The Iran deal will almost certainly add a new chapter. To obtain their support for the Iran deal, the U.S. has promised the Sunni regimes in the Middle East unprecedented levels of military and other support. This aid will, in turn, feed the highly-effective propaganda and recruiting machines of al Qaeda and IS. Congressional Democrats should take steps to mitigate this dangerous unintended consequence before voting “yes” on the deal.
Channeling our love for our children into well-informed civic engagement on the biggest issues affecting their futures
Those of us who have become parents—oh, in the last eighteen years or so—really love our children. We love them so much that we will do everything in our power to get them into the “perfect” preschool because if we do not, we sincerely believe that they will not get into a college worthy of their talents. We are not content to be “soccer moms” (or dads). Driving our kids back and forth to their neighborhood sporting events is not good enough for them. If we are going to drive, then we are going to travel. We have created traveling sports opportunities for younger and younger kids because if we wait until they are 10 to play traveling sports, we sincerely believe they will not reach their full athletic potential as adults. We now know that Marv Marinovich was a pioneer, not a pariah. It is our job as “tiger mothers” (and fathers too) to do what it takes to make sure our children reach their full potential, whether they like it or not.