From the beginning, we Americans really haven’t been much for keeping things civil when someone tells us something we don’t like. It’s kind of our brand.
Over the last 50 years, between 400K to 1.8M people a year have immigrated to the United States. Over the last 25 or so, it’s been about a million a year. That […]
I’ve been reading Robert Frost poems my whole life. There was a giant book of them on the dusty book shelf in my mother’s living room next to the record player, just […]
I served with now former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. In 2004 we were both assigned to be Officers in Charge of Naval Special Warfare small boat detachments in the same squadron. It […]
Two things were lodged in the trending corner of my Twitter feed all day yesterday. One was Jordan B Peterson, author of the best-selling book Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to […]
It’s not unreasonable to say that being an outspoken critic of the President has been responsible for what success I’ve had as a writer. By far my most read essays have been […]
Societal optimists make a point about the positive bend in the arc of a historical narrative by imagining the 50-year newspaper.
I’ve seen it in the comments section of my blog enough times to recognize the pattern. Invariably, someone throws down the gauntlet. “If you want my guns, come and get them.“
I used to hunt people. They were violent men who were trying to kill other people. Sometimes it was the innocent they were after. Other times it was the less innocent—my friends […]
They’re all walking out today. And I support it. I’m guilty though. I’ve been playing both sides of an argument. I realized it when I read an article posted by Alex Tabarak, […]