Robert M. Petrusak

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By Robert M. Petrusak | September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In making a case for U.S. air strikes on Syria, former Senators Joe Lieberman and John Kyl have argued in the September 6th Wall Street Journal that restraint will “confirm the worst fears” of Israel and moderate Arab states like Jordan” and bring bigger and more devastating wars including “a regional war that could upend the global economy.”  Conspicuous by its absence is any mention of Saudi Arabia …

By Robert M. Petrusak | November 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Obama, Morsi and the Unanswered Challenge to Our Domestic Security

The September 11th attackers at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may have been pursuing the same goal as Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi in his efforts of to free the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman from U.S. custody.  There is information suggesting that the Cairo attack involved a mob protest against continued incarceration of Rahman, who is serving a life sentence for convictions of seditious …

By Robert M. Petrusak | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

A basketball player from youth to middle age, President Obama has forgotten what rebounding is all about. Controlling “the boards” in basketball produces opportunity to turn failure into success. It can turn missed shots into scores and an opponent’s similar failures into game-wining fast breaks. Similar things should happen when a free market economy falls into recession. Falling raw material prices and falling interest rates give businesses new opportunities to correct the mistakes of the past, as well opportunities to …