David Kamioner

About David Kamioner

David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army intelligence, serving with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked as a political consultant for over 15 years and ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia for over four years. He is a public relations consultant in Washington, D.C. and lives in Annapolis, MD.

Toward a New Cynicism

When I was a teenager my kid sister and I came up with a concept we called CST. You see, my Cuban mom was always late. No matter what the occasion she reliably could be expected to be chronologically unreliable. Usually by about 30-45 minutes. So we conceived of the concept of “Cuban Standard Time.”

By | 2019-10-01T18:52:07-07:00 October 1st, 2019|Tags: |

A Sycophantic Generation

Over the last two decades or so, a strange phenomenon has reversed a cultural trend some 60 years in the making. Beginning in the 1950s with the ascendance of teenage rebellion, and on to the 1960s counterculture, American youth took a naturally antagonistic view of their elders. When it came to politics, culture, literature, film,

By | 2019-09-20T19:05:55-07:00 September 20th, 2019|Tags: |

False Crucibles

Every generation in modern American and, indeed, Western history has had its crucibles. We’ve had the Great War, the Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, and various economic crises and foreign policy challenges. There always have been existential threats to our society requiring maximum exertion. Through that hardening effort and the concurrent

By | 2019-08-28T19:40:38-07:00 August 28th, 2019|Tags: |

How Far Can This Campaign Go?

Many of us saw and were mightily amused at the antics at the recent Democratic Party presidential primary debates. Two incidents that stand out for me as absurdist gold are former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro advocating—in the vein of Eric Idle’s character in “Life of Brian”— the right of biological

By | 2019-07-05T16:46:34-07:00 July 5th, 2019|

The Emptiest Suit in Texas

I’m not exactly an optimist when it comes to politics. Perhaps it’s because I spent almost 20 years running political media efforts and helming campaigns. But this year . . . well, this year is different. It’s just not that the Democrats have gone off the deep end ideologically. After their initial reaction

By | 2019-06-13T15:01:50-07:00 June 13th, 2019|

America Looks Increasingly Like a One Party State

There was a time, perhaps last in the mid-1960s, when this country had two viable political parties that represented two practical views of government. Both had many principles in common and both regularly were granted executive power from the voters. Since that time one party, the Republicans, in its befuddled and often frustrating

By | 2019-05-31T15:03:06-07:00 May 31st, 2019|

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