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 […]
The Republican Party isn’t fractured. It’s consolidating. The recent criticisms of the president and announcements that Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee won’t be seeking re-election do not […]
Honest and vulnerable.
I’ve done the work on guns. I own one. I’ve fired just about every kind. I’ve packed them up in containers and hauled them around the world and spent hours lining them […]