Yesterday, President Trump publicly declared that he’s taken Vladimir Putin’s word over the word of the American intelligence community and the Justice Department on the matter of whether or not Russia attempted […]
Between 1974 and 1991, thirty nations around the world formed democratic governments where there were not democratic governments before. It was what we now call the third wave of democratization. The first […]
Nothing so much reminds me of the bickering of a dysfunctional married couple than environmental politics. He does something wrong. She points it out. He refuses to acknowledge it. Over time the […]
I never lost much sleep over what happened to the people we hunted that were doing the types of things that made us hunt them. Chances are, if we came knocking at […]
A lifetime ago I was stationed in a dusty outpost in a backwater province in one of the dozens of countries American men and women have served in dusty outposts in backwater provinces. One […]
We could bite the hook on the political debates about Syria right now if we really can’t help ourselves.
The war started for me while I ate dinner in the wardroom of my ship, the USS John Paul Jones, floating somewhere in the Arabian Gulf. I was with my roommate, eating […]
What if we had to get it right? What if you and I agreed that the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict actually needed to be solved? And by solved I mean a politically stable, […]
War is a lot of things. It’s brotherhood and sacrifice and heroism. It’s one man giving his life to save others. It’s an entire society mobilizing towards a common and just end. […]
In a war that has asked so little of so many, what those who have sacrificed so desperately need from those who haven’t.