Vernuccio’s View

Vernuccios View: Christian Persecution on a Global Scale

Vernuccios View: Christian Persecution on a Global Scale

Strangely missing in the debate about President Trump’s temporary travel restrictions, which is significantly less dramatic that President Carter’s actions in response to the Iranian embassy takeover, and roughly similar to President Obama’s actions in 2011, is the near total […]

by · February 22, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: America’s Sinking Navy

The severe effects of eight years of disinvestment are taking hold on the United States Navy, at the same time that massive investment by Russia and China have dramatically increased the threat at sea. America has not been this imperiled […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Military, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: A Look Back At The Obama Era

The extraordinary crises in U.S. foreign affairs, and the plight of human rights around  the world had failed to gain attention in much of the mainstream media during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office. The reasons are clear.  It was […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Op Ed, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: What to Do About Afghanistan

Vernuccio’s View: What to Do About Afghanistan

The list of foreign and defense policy errors over the past eight years is lengthy and serious.  None was so clearly evident as the premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, a move which destabilized a nation on a slow […]

by · February 8, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Russia Works With Taliban

Vernuccio’s View: Russia Works With Taliban

Russia expands its international influence by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., JD Russia continues to expand its international influence.  After allying with China and Iran, cementing its relations with Syria and growing closer to Turkey, Russia now seeks to regain a position […]

by · February 2, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View of the Trump MAGA Inaugural

Vernuccio’s View of the Trump MAGA Inaugural

by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.  I attended and witnessed both President Donald J. Trump’s inaugural address from the Capitol,and the surrounding protests. My work began just before I left The Bronx.  Flights and trains were already booked (and it would […]

by · January 21, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Tanks Return to Europe

Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Tanks Return to Europe

As the Obama Administration concludes its tenure, major reversals have been required to undo the extraordinary foreign and defense policy errors that were committed over the past eight years in Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific and within the Western hemisphere. […]

by · January 18, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: States Laws Passed in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Vernuccio’s View: States Laws Passed in Fight Against Human Trafficking

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has released its 2016 report on human trafficking, also known as slavery.  Since 2003, every state has enacted laws establishing criminal penalties for traffickers seeking to profit from forced labor or sexual servitude. […]

by · January 4, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Grows

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Grows

by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D. Tensions in the Sea of Japan region are reaching the boiling point.  As the diminished U.S. Navy no longer possesses the overwhelming power necessary to discourage any thoughts of aggression, and North Korean and […]

by · December 28, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Sir Thomas More, venerated by Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist.

The Judeo-Christian Ethic and Freedom

by Frank V. Vernuccio, J.D. The great Western religions celebrate major holidays this time of year, and they are seen as either commercial or religious events.   It is time to recognize the Judeo-Christian ethic as a major philosophical turning point […]

by · December 21, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Pope Francis’ Mistake On China

Vernuccio’s View: Pope Francis’ Mistake On China

By Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., Esq. Pope Francis is considering making an erroneous decision that may have grave consequences for religious freedom, not just for Catholics, but for all people who are suffering at the hands of repressive governments. In the […]

by · December 14, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Russia Unveils New Foreign Policy Concept

Vernuccio’s View: Russia Unveils New Foreign Policy Concept

On December 1, Russia unveiled its new “Foreign Policy Concept.” The document states that Moscow’s policy is “open, foreseeable” and “shaped by centuries” of Russia’s historic role. There is little new in it, the first of its kind since Moscow […]

by · December 7, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro at t Communist Party Central Committee meeting. Credit: The Telegraph (UK)

Vernuccio’s View: Good Riddance to Fidel Castro

By Frank V. Vernuccio, Esq. Fidel Castro violated human rights in almost every way imaginable. He was a key sponsor of international terrorism. His secret police had informants on every block. He imprisoned an extraordinary number of people, some of […]

by · November 30, 2016 · Obituary, Vernuccio's View
Free Speech Diminished for 6th Straight Year

Free Speech Diminished for 6th Straight Year

Free speech continues to take a beating both in the U.S. and, especially, abroad, and prospects for the future appear worrisome as control of the vital medium of the internet passes from U.S. hands to the United Nation’s International Telecommunications […]

by · November 23, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Government Jobs Grow, Manufacturing Jobs Decrease

Vernuccio’s View: Government Jobs Grow, Manufacturing Jobs Decrease

The latest release from the Department of Labor Statistics (BLS)  provides no encouraging news for a jobs environment mired in stagnation.  It does reveal some disturbing structural information about the type of jobs created and the overall economy. According to the […]

by · November 16, 2016 · Labor, Vernuccio's View