Watching gun rights advocates try to figure out what to do with the children of the #neveragain movement over the last week or so has been an interesting lesson.
It’s obvious by now. We have a problem. Since 2015, we’ve lost more children to school shootings than we’ve lost soldiers to war. We’ve gone an entire calendar month without a child […]
Since the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, the Federal Government of the United States of America has shut down 18 times, including last night. In the 16,000 or so days […]
Be wary of those afraid of movement. Take notice of the fear that drives them. Walls are built by people who wish to keep what they have by staying still. Those in […]
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before […]
It’s taken some time for the Trump Administration to hit their stride on talking points. They’ve been chaotic and prone to self-inflicted wounds like the firings of an FBI Director and much […]
I was deployed to Iraq with when Congress introduced the legislation to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The response from the troops I served with was mixed.
January 4th, 2010. That was my hardest day. It’s not close. In a parking lot behind SEAL Team One I said goodbye to my wife. It had been a month since my […]
The incentive system in politics has a structural flaw. Our elected representatives are aptly named. They represent our values or our policy preferences. Hopefully both. Those representatives are people though; subject to […]
I try not to write about gun violence. The gun violence won’t let me though. In the three years I’ve hosted this blog, I’ve written 200 essays, give or take. 11 of […]