Author Archives: Merrick "Mac" Carey

Why This Year’s Chaotic Primary Season Might Be A Positive Sign For America’s Future The political season is in high-gear in America, and as always there is no greater spectator sport.  The only thing missing is the cheerleaders (unless you count CNN).  This year’s drama is even more intense than usual.  We saw the [Read More...]
Jefferson’s Political Revolution Thomas Jefferson was 33 years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, so it is probably too late for you and me to achieve such a notable level of fame. He also attempted, in his draft, to blast the [Read More...]
Churchill Ascends To Prime Minister: 75th Anniversary Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill taking power as Prime Minister of Britain (May 10, 1940) and, perhaps, saving Western Civilization from sliding into darkness. 20-20 hindsight is often the norm when we read history, and it is [Read More...]
All Quiet On The Western Front: Counter-terror At Home Seems To Be Working It is a dicey proposition to write a blog on how well counter-terror operations are going.  Knock on wood, the moment you publish it something could go real wrong. But since September 11, 2001 we Americans have not suffered another [Read More...]
Bill Fallon RIP The defense community, conservative movement, and nation lost a good friend over the holidays. Willard “Bill” Fallon was a great man; an Army helicopter pilot and intelligence officer, successful Capitol Hill aide and corporate strategist. Bill grew up on a [Read More...]
Robert Stuart, Patriot Ambassador Robert D. Stuart Jr., who passed away on May 8 at the age of 98, was an American patriot and gentleman. Ambassador Stuart believed that the true roots of America’s greatness reside in the values that have not changed [Read More...]
Hagel Has Opportunity To Build On Successes Of His First Year At Defense February 27th is Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s first anniversary as President Obama’s defense chief, and a good time to review his record.  Hagel came to the office at a tough time, just as the federal budget was going off [Read More...]
Unique Business Mentoring Program For Veterans The revival of Dwight Eisenhower’s historic reputation in the publishing and academic worlds is one of the more interesting political developments of the day. My sense is our frustration with many of the presidents that have been elected in his [Read More...]
Russell Redenbaugh’s Inspiring Triumph Over Adversity I first met Russell Redenbaugh in 1994, and we have collaborated on numerous projects since then. He is a founding board member of the Lexington Institute, and has been instrumental in our success since 1998. Russ was blinded and lost [Read More...]
Federal Reserve Role Makes Sequester Look Trivial Sequestration kicks in later today, triggering automatic federal government spending cuts amounting to $85 billion over one fiscal year. It is quite the political and economic “crisis” that could only be invented in Washington. Also invented in Washington is our [Read More...]
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