In 1948, historian Arthur M. Schlesinger conducted a poll of 75 historians asking them to answer the question, who are our greatest American presidents? It’s an impossible question. Even a bad one. […]
Rodrik’s Trilemma, named for the Turkish born Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, states that a nation may have two of the following three things: national sovereignty, democracy, or deep, global economic integration. It […]
When you say the word Christian, do you mean your faith? Or do you mean your tribe? Let me ask that question in a different way. When you hear the word Christian, […]
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 […]
“It depends on your assumptions” is really hard to put on a bumper sticker. Or a meme. And it’s even harder for stiff smiley politicians to talk about.
Alright folks. We’re on day four of the Trump administration. And it’s already been weirder than even I thought it would be. I’ve been pretty critical of the president over the last […]
We tell ourselves fantastic lies. Oh the delicious things we believe, when we know, there’s no way to ever know the truth. I would have gotten a scholarship if that stupid coach […]