The war started for me while I ate dinner in the wardroom of my ship, a navy destroyer, floating in the Arabian Gulf within eyesight of the coast of Iraq. The phone rang […]
“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 […]
I’ve asked myself a lot of hard questions since November 8th. That’s the day I learned the truth about my limited understanding of America’s political landscape. I asked myself, what now? That […]
On May 18, 1973, the United States Senate began nationally televised hearings on Watergate. Incoming Attorney General-designate Elliot Richardson, recently appointed by Republican President Richard Nixon, assigned former solicitor general Archibald Cox […]
We are on a mission to fight anti-intellectualism. Ignorance is a choice. Back our campaign HERE. All these damn gadgets and gizmos are making people stupid. Get your head out […]
In 2015, I started the blog chartwellwest.com to create a safe place to explore rational political expression. I was becoming increasingly distressed at the quality and delivery methods being used by […]
If you’re going to make a prequel to the most iconic, imitated and merchandized movie in modern American culture, you’ve got some pretty heavy decisions to make before doing it. And if […]
There’s something refreshing about turning away from the messy footprints behind us that got us where we are and turning towards a goal. It’s cathartic. Because you spend time thinking about what you want. So much of American mind-space for the last 18 months has been focused on what we don’t want. It’s time to move on. And move forward.
If you check the comments section on just about anything that resembles political commentary online, you see a pretty predictable pattern. Some people weigh in with agreement. Others cast dissent. A few […]