Author: Peter Lemiska

Profile: The writer is a former Senior Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service and holds a BA degree in psychology. His commentaries appear on various websites, and he can be contacted at


March 20, 2013

False idols, useful idiots, and sequestration

Those lucky enough to live in free societies generally take a dim view of socialist and communist regimes, sometimes referring to supporters of those ideologies as “useful idiots.” They see them as uninformed or misinformed dupes, tools of corrupt …

January 2, 2013

Can we prevent more mass murder in America?

In the wake of yet another slaughter of innocent victims – this time the most innocent of victims – many Americans are more galvanized than ever behind efforts for stricter gun controls. The response was predictable and understandable. …

August 24, 2012

Cobbling together a constituency

Barack Obama is once again unleashing his formidable campaign skills as he prepares for the upcoming election. But facing shrinking poll numbers and growing discontent, this campaign is different from the one he ran in 2008. Gone are …

April 29, 2012

The fruits of arrogance, chicanery, and reconciliation

As of this date, no one knows – that is, no one should know – the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, but it’s clear the supporters of Obamacare are concerned. On March …

March 2, 2012

Obama shirks while Israel prepares

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 02 Mar 2012

Most analysts agree that Iran has been feverishly working to develop a nuclear weapon, and that a nuclear-armed Iran would present a grave threat, not only to America’s allies, but to the entire world. But this crisis didn’t appear …

September 7, 2011

Obama’s contingency excuse

Filed under: Politics In General - 07 Sep 2011

The economy is in shambles, and Barack Obama is running out of excuses.

For two and a half years, he blamed President Bush. It was a fairly effective strategy for a while, though it wasn’t particularly dignified for a world leader. …