Articles by Chuck de Caro

Valmorel Reminds Us to Honor American Greatness and Why

Last Thursday, three Americans gathered with a group of Italian officials and townsmen along with the lone survivor of the Partisan group who served with the secret American mission code-named “TACOMA.” From the wall of a shed, we pulled away the Italian and American flags to reveal a marble plaque, which read in Italian and […]

Saint Fredo of Queens

Chris “Fredo” Cuomo, the preening, posturing CNN “anchorman” and runt of the Cuomo lineage, has taken up a new, self-defined position as the wholesome Defender of the Faith. Well, sort of. In a testy badinage with conservative radio host Eric Metaxas on Friday, SOBO (son of, brother of) proclaimed that the president of the United […]

Honoring ‘Captain Outrageous’

Friday morning, my wife, former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell, and I were on the small list of invitees for the dedication of the original CNN headquarters, which had been a disused country club on Techwood Drive in Atlanta until Ted Turner transformed it into the greatest news organization in the world. Forty years […]

A Tale of Three Bridges

Friday’s terrorist knife attack on London Bridge by a prematurely released ISIS terrorist points out the fallacy of the strict gun control laws, about which the British are very serious—as are liberals of all stripes in the United States. When gun control laws are in effect, citizens who are faced with a lethal threat—in this […]

Chris Cuomo, CNN’s Cafone

Why, oh why, does Chris Cuomo still have a job? Once again Son Of, Brother Of (SOBO) has turned CNN into a laughing stock and set back the reputation of  American males of Italian descent by 50 years or so. In case you missed it—and given CNN’s ratings lately, unless you happened to be trapped […]

Our Ambassadors Used to be Made of Sterner Stuff

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was busy leading the witness, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, when she spoke the precise words he was trying to elicit: “Very intimidating.” Upon hearing that emotional reaction to a presidential tweet, one might wonder just how much the State Department standard for what counts as “intimidating” and […]

So Much Hot Air About California’s Wildfires

To hear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tell it, the wildfires that ravaged California throughout October were the result of climate change. And nothing else. “This is what climate change looks like,” the whangdoodle freshman New York Democrat tweeted. “The GOP like (sic) to mock scientific warnings about climate change as exaggeration. But just look around: it’s already […]

Mother Zucker’s Amazing
CNN Puppet Show

Jeff “Mother” Zucker, the CNN president and noted ventriloquist, has once again made his dummies so lifelike that viewers actually think they have minds of their own. Just last month, Mother Zucker used the IFB (interrupt for broadcast) earphone technique to control Jake Tapper’s lips in his live interview with Kellyanne Conway. What showmanship! Is […]

Adam Schiff and Echoes of the McMinn County War

Last week, two dozen Republican representatives led by U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida crashed the ersatz Star Chamber established by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to demonstrate the need for transparency in the Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Trump. Now the House is scheduled to vote Thursday on a resolution to “provide […]

Four-Star Twit Tweets Twaddle

It seems that the former Clinton Administration cabinet member, Barry McCaffrey, who had a so-so record as drug czar, is annoyed with the actions of President Trump. In a much-discussed 39-word tweet, McCaffrey, a retired and highly decorated U.S. Army general, has managed to confabulate the president’s cancellation of government subscriptions of hard-copy editions of […]

The Trump Mutiny, Starring Bill McRaven

First, I should say that I knew, liked, and admired Admiral William McRaven and still do, very much so. We first met in the 1990s when I was a contract lecturer on information warfare for the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center mobile training team assigned to his command in Coronado, California. Later, I met with […]

CNN’s Jeff Zucker:
A Ventriloquist for Dummies

When I was a six-year-old, I loved “The Paul Winchell Show,” because Winchell could make his dummies so lifelike and believable that you thought they had a mind of their own. Winchell would put one of two wooden dummies on his lap, a well dressed, skinny smart one named Jerry Mahoney and a short, fat, bald […]

How to Trump Iran

When it comes to stupidity, the mullahs of Iran have few rivals. They have used Yemeni proxies to attack the Saudi Arabian oil production facilities at Abqaiq in a carefully calibrated strike meant to spur a jump in global oil prices—a crap-shoot bid to bolster revenue for their teetering nation. Note that this was not […]

The Micro Machismo of Jorge Ramos

The diminutive Jorge Ramos, Univision anchor and noted Spanish-language whangdoodle, while posturing to maximize his pandering at last Thursday’s Democratic presidential primary debate, addressed the audience partly in Spanish. “Este también es nuestro país,” he said. Translation: “This is our country, too.” At that moment, in a quiet cemetery outside of Oyster Bay, New York, […]